Maintain hair health in winters
Like for the skin, winters are dry and harsh on our hair as well. Cold winds, mist, snow, can turn our hair brittle and weak and take their shine away! Even worse is when one faces hair loss due to the adverse climate. Let’s look at some simple tips to follow this winter season to maintain good hair health:
- Less shampoo
Use less shampoo in winters. Shampoo acts as a cleanser but also strips our scalp and hair of natural oils. Try using a mild shampoo free from parabens and sulfates; as these chemicals can further degrade the quality of your hair. In case of oily hair, invest in a dry shampoo instead of frequently washing hair.
- Avoid heat
For showering, use lukewarm water for the skin, and the hair as well. While we enjoy the long warm showers in winters, doing so rips off the moisture from our bodies. For the final rinse, use cold water for the hair to maintain shine and luster. Refrain from using heat styling tools like a straightener, curler, etc.
- Keep the hair covered
Wear hats, scarves, caps – your goal is to protect the hair from dry air and cold weather. If wearing caps results in a flaky and itchy scalp, wear satin or silk to avoid frizz and static.
- For natural moisturizing, massage with warm coconut or avocado oil twice a week. Always use conditioner and leave-in mask after washing hair. Invest in good quality hair serums and leave-in conditioners/ masks. Avoid using products with too many ingredients.
- Use humidifiers
- Eat healthy fats
- Trim frequently
- Avoid going out with wet hair