Your hair changes its behaviour with every season, and as we know, it’s winter somewhere in the world right now. The cold breeze and low temperature may make your hair dry and frizzy. However, a slight change to your hair routine can make a considerable difference.
Tips To Nourish Your Hair During Cold Spells
During winter, your scalp may become flaky or dry if you shampoo too much. A flaky scalp happens because elements in the shampoo wash off the natural oils, making your scalp dry.
Check if you are using an inorganic shampoo. The chemicals in it may cause irritated skin and itchiness.
Reduce the number of times you shampoo and try to use soft formulas. Avoid using shampoos that contain dyes, sulfates, alcohols and fragrances.
Try Deep Conditioning
Winter’s dry air can reduce the moisture in your hair. As a result, it can open the hair cuticle, causing frizzy hair strands. These are rough, dry and difficult to manage. Don’t despair, deep conditioning will help you with this problem!
Get Rid Of Flakes
One of the most common conditions in winter is dandruff. The yellowish or white flakes that you notice on your shoulders fall off from your scalp. Dry scalp or fungal infection are the two reasons behind it.
Try using an anti-dandruff shampoo. It will contain active ingredients like, for example, ketoconazole, salicylic acid and zinc pyrithione. A few will also have coal tar or selenium sulfide. These ingredients tackle the causes of dandruff.
Keeping Your Head Warm With A Hat Or Scarf
It’s a good idea to cover your hair during the winter. Use a satin or silk scarf as this prevents hair snagging and breaking. Woollen or cotton fabrics are also great at protecting your hair from the cold air. Keep in mind, though, that direct contact with woollen or cotton fabric can cause breakage and split ends in hair; for that reason, wear the satin and silk next to your hair and the woollen or cotton fabrics on top.
Dodge Heat Styling Products
Heat styling appliances are to be avoided. Curlers, straighteners and blow-dryers produce the heat that can break your hair and leave you with split ends.
If you really have to use them, then use heat protectant serum, but if you value your hair, you’ll reduce the use of these tools. Why not give some other styles a go? Give yourself a makeover by trying styles like updos, braids, twists or buns during winter.
Follow Everyday Hair Care
Make the effort and invest valuable time to care for your hair. You can have beautiful hair, but only if you follow a hair care routine.
Choose a softer formula conditioner and shampoo that suit your hair type. Regular washing and conditioning will help but don’t overdo this. Hydrate your hair with the help of hot oil massage and serums. Hair masks can also work wonders in the cold season.
Use Serums And Oils
To keep your hair hydrated overnight, use oil or serum. Cold air removes the moisture from your hair, so you need the oil or serum to counteract this. Make sure you use a satin or silk pillow sham to avoid hair breakage.
Serums with elements such as green tea, aloe vera and shea butter keep your hair hydrated. Likewise, products such as almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil and olive oil are good for hot oil massage. Massaging your scalp and hair once or twice a week in this way improves the blood circulation and nourishment of your hair.
Showers With Warm Water
Forget the myth that having a piping hot shower is good for your hair! Hot water removes the natural oils present in your hair and makes your strands dry. Always opt for lukewarm water when washing your hair.
Drink A Lot Of Water
Water is a crucial element for your hair. Keeping yourself hydrated will replenish the moisture in your hair. Drinking enough water will ensure sufficient hydration for your body and hair from the root to the tips. It will also reduce dandruff, dryness and itchiness.
To keep your hair healthy and fresh-looking, trim your strands regularly. You can cut the ends, about half an inch from the bottom, every 4 to 8 weeks. This will make your hair easier to maintain by reducing dry and split ends.
Winter can be harsh on your hair unless you take proper care. Implement some of these tips and tricks, however, and you’ll have less to worry about. Your hair will look shinier, softer and healthier.
If you have concerns about any aspect of your hair, why not speak with the experts at Vinci Hair Clinic? We offer a free, no-obligation consultation for you to get answers to all of your questions. What are you waiting for? Get in touch today!