Winter season is good for having green and healthy food. It is a good time to sleep and relax. But, for hair, it can be really miserable. The weather changes from damp and humid to cold and very dry. It’s much more difficult to control your hair in winter and this leads to limpness, frizz, flaky scalps and dullness. Always go for a protection when it is a concern about your hair. Cleaning your hair appropriately during the season is another important fact.
Check out some common seasonal woes and how to tackle them.
1. Controlling Frizzy Hair
For many of us frizz is a big problem in winters As your hair absorbs moisture from air but as winter air has less moisture so hair tend to dry out which makes them frizzy.
Tips To Prevention: Be diligent about doing deep conditioning treatments once a week.
2. Static Hair
Hair gets full of static in the wintertime due to lack of moisture in the air. In addition, the heat from your heavy winter apparel and outerwear such as scarves, wooly collars and jackets will cause fly-away strands.
Tips to prevention: Always use a moisturizing conditioner or leave in conditioner at least on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Don’t over dry – leave hair little damp.
3. Dull Hair
Winter can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave your tresses dull and lifeless. The cold winds extremely work hard to take out the moisture from the hair by which it becomes dull, rough and unmanageable.
Tips to prevention: Make sure to use a leave-in hair serum or cream.
4. Flaky Scalp
Winters can make your scalp dry and itchy as there is little moisture in air the scalp gets flaky and extra dry which leads to dandruff. Be on the lookout for a formula that’s packed with vitamins, plus calming ingredients like cucumber and mint that will help settle inflammation on your scalp.”
Tips to prevention: Switch to a specially formulated shampoo that contains zinc or sulfur that work as anti-bacterial agents to prevent bacterial build up and eliminate flakes
5. Brittle Strands & Split Ends
Icy-cold weather will remove moisture from the hair making it brittle and dry, leading to split ends. Treating split ends is an important part of hair care during winter. Cutting the ends on regular basis is also important. Brittle hair is the major culprit for split end
A simple fix: Go heavier on the conditioner
6. Oil Your Hair
To treat the dry and fragile hair, hot oil benefits a lot. You can take any of the oils like jojoba oil, almond oil, olive oil or readily available coconut oil.Also, massaging the scalp with essentials oils, like lavender oil, lemon-grass oil, Moroccan oil, etc., on every alternate day, helps a lot to overcome this problem. You can also combine this essential oil treatment with your regular hot oil treatment (coconut oil, or mustard oil) to achieve better results.
7.Eat Healthy Vitamins
Tresses are made up of keratin- a hard protein. Therefore, it becomes important to have a wholesome diet containing necessary nutrients. You should indulge in a diet rich in proteins, biotin, vitamin-D, omega-3-6 for boosting the keratin formation. This diet will nourish your hair and boost the hair-growth. So, this winter, aim for smoother and shiner hair, by consuming protein and nutrient-rich foods such as; fish, eggs, beans, broccoli, milk and milk products, red meat and more, and be ready for healthy hair from deep-within.