Like your skin, your hair too needs care and pampering during winters. You can spot the signs of dry and flaky skin, but how can you understand what your hair needs during winter? Simple, by understanding the signs and treating them with care. Here are some of those signs - you’ll tend to notice that your hair breaks easily and you have to face a lot of split ends, frizzy hair along with an itchy and flaky scalp. But there’s no need to worry, because with a little tender love and care, you can bring your tresses back to life even during the winter cold with these simple tips.
Treat dandruff and flaky scalp
Dandruff during winters is a very common problem, but luckily there is an easy solution. Simply heat some hair oil and add a dash of lemon juice, apply this mixture on your scalp and massage gently. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. If you are wondering which oils you can use, you can try coconut oil, olive oil or any other of your choice.
Reduce the number of times you shampoo your hair
During winters, have you noticed that you sweat less and your skin feels dry if you haven’t applied a moisturizer and serum? That’s exactly how your scalp can feel a little dry and flaky too. It is important not to zap all the moisture out from your scalp and to do this, you should limit the number of times you shampoo your hair.
Use lukewarm water to wash your hair
Don’t opt for scalding hot water, because that will suck the moisture from your hair and scalp, making it even flakier than it was to begin with. Always use lukewarm water and massage your hair gently. The harsher you are with your hair, the weaker it will become, especially during the winters.
Apply conditioner the right way
Never apply the conditioner from the roots, always start from the mid length of your hair and apply it till the ends. Let it seep in and then rinse your hair, with you guessed it, lukewarm water!
Always dry your hair before stepping out
The weather is harsh during the winters, so, always dry your hair before you step out. This will reduce the breakage to a considerable amount. This does not mean that you go overboard with hair styling and heating products. Simply let your dry to about 50% and then lightly blow dry your hair at a low to medium heat.
Add this to your haircare routine!
Since winter steals all the moisture from your hair, you should opt to revive it with regular hair spas. You can also use leave in conditioners and serums that lock in the moisture of your hair. By doing this, you will also reduce the chances of experiencing static.
So, there you go, winter haircare tips for you! Be mindful, they are super easy to follow once you get the hang of them.
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