Winter is all set to knock on your doors and you must be looking forward to sitting by the fire with a hot cup of tea and coffee, or longing to step out into the warm, welcoming sun. But beware of the dry, cold winds which can prove to be very harsh for your hair. The combination of dry air and freezing temperatures turns your hair dry, delicate and brittle. Thus, it becomes important to retain the moisture in your hair and protect those precious strands.
With these five easy winter hair-care tips, your hair will start loving the season just like you do.
Keep your scalp moisturised
The cold dry weather coupled with indoor heating systems sucks the moisture from your hair and turns your scalp dry and itchy. This may lead to problems of dandruff, scalp irritation, flakiness, and hair fall. A simple solution is a hot oil massage which not only improves blood circulation to the scalp but also nourishes your hair and stimulates growth.
Limit your hair washes
Avoid washing your hair very frequently as it can lead to depletion of natural oils and make your hair frizzy, which in turn will cause dryness and irritation. Try to wash your hair only twice a week and use a Sulphate and Parabens free shampoo to maintain the natural moisture balance.
Reduce the use of hair styling tools
Using hair styling tools, especially the ones which use heat can add to your hair problems in the cold season. As much as possible, try to dry your tresses naturally. But still if you need to use hair styling tools, reduce the heat settings. Though it may take a bit more time, less temperature will cause less damage to your hair.
Use hair mask weekly
Hair mask treatment is an excellent way to restore moisture, and provide nourishment to your hair. You can even make a hair mask at home using ingredients like egg, curd and honey. All of them help to moisturise hair, strengthen them and also add lustre.
Keep your hair covered
Keeping your hair covered with your favourite beanie or fuzzy winter hat will prevent exposing your tresses to the cold and dry winds. If you want to avoid a hat, go for a silk scarf to prevent your hair from getting frizzy.
A little extra care of your hair during the winter season will prevent your scalp from losing moisture and keep your hair nourished. The above-mentioned tips are easy to follow and will ensure that your hair remains healthy and beautiful.