Now that the winter months are here, many people complain about dry, dull and brittle hair. The cold temperature, snow, chilly wind and use of heaters inside the house can cause huge damage to your hair.
To make sure the winter elements do not take toll on the health of your hair, you need to take good care of your hair.
Proper care will help you maintain healthy, beautiful hair this winter season.
Here are the top 5 tips to enjoy healthy hair this winter.
During the winter months, opt for deep conditioning treatment at least once every week. Deep conditioning will help to lock moisture into your hair. You can buy a deep conditioner from the market or make one at home.
For a homemade deep conditioner, mix together equal amounts of honey and olive oil in a bowl. Apply this on damp hair and then cover your hair with a plastic cap. Then apply warm air at your head with the help of a hair dryer for 5 minutes. Wait for another 15 minutes and then wash your hair using cool water. Follow this treatment once a week to prevent static electricity and maintain hair moisture.
Wash hair twice a week
There is no need to wash your more often during the winter days. Try to shampoo you hair 2 to 3 times a week only. This will help prevent your hair from drying out too much.
Also for washing your hair use the right type of products. In case you are not sure about which hair care product you need to use, take help from your hair stylist. Another thing that you need to bear in mind is that never leave the house with damp hair. The moisture in your hair and the cold air can make your hair more brittle and dry. So, always make sure to dry your hair properly before leaving the house.
Do not use hot water
Washing your hair in hot water can be very tempting during the cold winter days, but this can cause huge damage to your hair. Hot water is drying to hair.
During the winter days, shampoo your hair in warm or cool water. For the last rinse, use cold water to help lock in moisture on your hair. This will help you to enjoy smooth and shiny hair during the winter months also.
Limit your use of hairdryer
During winter days, drying your hair naturally will take time but it is healthier than drying your hair with a dryer. Too much use of hair dryer will contribute to dry and damaged hair. Try to blow dry your hair as little as possible and use it using the ‘cool’ setting.
It is recommended to pat dry your hair with a thick towel to get rid of the excess water. Then allow your hair to dry naturally. You can even sit in the sun for 5 to 10 minutes to fasten up the drying process.
Protect hair from wind
When going out in the cold and wind, you need to protect your hair by wearing a scarf, hat or cap. Opt for a quality product to avoid damage to your air. Also make sure the scarf, hat or cap is not too tight that it will restrict circulation in your scalp. Poor blood circulation is linked to many hair problems.
Avoid wearing a scarf, hat or cap when you are inside to help get your hair exposed to air. Continually covering of hair can lead to overworked sebaceous glands, which will make your hair limp and greasy.
- Regularly trim to keep your hair in good health during the winter months.
- Use a humidifier to prevent your hair as well as your skin from getting too dry.
- Limit your use of blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron.
- Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove hair product buildup.
- To avoid over-brushing your hair. Always comb hair gently with a wide-tooth comb.
- Spray a small amount of hair spray on your hairbrush when you are dealing with static hair.
- Use a leave-in conditioner for dry and brittle hair.
- You can also use a dry shampoo.