The cold months of the year can result in a true case of winter hair – brittle strands, hat hair, static electricity, or hair that easily breaks. The cold, dry air outside is only one factor. You also get less vitamin D, a vitamin that keeps our hair healthy. And dry indoor heating is just as bad for your hair as being outside. But no worries, i have some tips you can easily try at home.
Try These Winter Hair Care Tips at Home
Oils are great for your mane, be generous when using them. I know more oil means more shampoo which eventually leads to drier hair. But you know you can avoid the dry feeling by using a little less shampoo. Oils are rich in nutrients and all things good. Find what works for you the best and use it twice every month at least. This will nourish your roots and make your hair strong and shiny!
Even I am guilty of skipping my trimming sessions. I just love long hair so much that I skip going to the salon for regular trimming altogether. But yes, we should all get our hair trimmed at regular intervals to keep the split ends away. Also, if you use styling products often, then you must trim your hair, else the split ends would look like straw.
Every week or every alternate week, all you can do is apply either egg or any other secret recipe you have to your hair. My personal favourite is using a mixture of curd, honey and glycerin. I have really dry hair so this mask really makes my hair all soft and shiny. You can also just rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar after you are done with shampoo and conditioner. It really makes a difference.
4#.Steam Your Hair
The key to moisture is water. During winter months, the dry, winter air (with no humidity) leaves our strands thirsty. To avoid saturating your hair on a regular basis, try steaming your hair. You don’t even have to sit under a steamer. You can simply steam your hair while taking your shower just forget about that shower cap. Alternatively, you can use a handheld steamer, like theQRedew.
If you’re not already using sulfate-free shampoo, then you may want to make the switch during the winter months. If you’re still having issues with dryness, consider adding cleansing co-washes to your hair regimen. They are even milder than sulfate-free shampoos, especially if they are non-sudsing kind.
The conditioner is to hair what moisturiser is to our body. Skipping conditioner just because of laziness is something a lot of women do and it is not a good thing. Use a good nourishing conditioner and if you are feeling lazy just apply some leave-in conditioner. But please do not skip your conditioner. It really makes a difference.
7#.Avoid Hot Water
It might be tempting in the colder months to turn the water temperature up, but try to avoid washing your hair in very hot water – use warm or cool water to avoid damage.
Hot water can dry out your hair and damage the delicate skin on your scalp, which may be extra sensitive during the winter.
Although winter is officially “straight hair weather”, it’s important to note that blow dryers rob your hair of a moisture. So if you are already battling excessive dryness, then you may want to avoid using your blow dryers. Consider heatless options like Curlformers or Steam Rollers. If you do use a blow dryer, make sure that you deep condition first & use a quality blow dryer with ceramic-ion technology.
9#. Use Hats
They really make sense. Keep your head warm & your hair safe? Yes please! But really, by wearing a hat you are protecting your hair from the wind & ice & snow or rain. You can also try wearing a hat with a side braid or ponytail to keep it all wrapped up.
10#.Stay Hydrated In Winter
It’s a good idea to drink plenty of water during winter to hydrate the scaly skin. You can also try the food which is high in water content can also provide needed moisture to your skin. Try apples, kiwi, oranges and watery veggies like tomatoes, cucumber, carrots etc.