Winters are finally here! And along with warm and cozy blankets, hot coffee and fuzzy socks they bring dryness in the atmosphere. The sudden drop in humidity can change the texture of the skin and damage it. Therefore, we know that it’s time to pay even more attention to your skincare. However, one thing that most people forget is that the dry air affects the scalp too. It causes the hair to turn dry and flaky.
Winter season can cause the hair to become brittle, leading to itchy scalp and dullness. This is why regular oiling of hair is recommended.
Here are five simple steps to begin taking care of your hair, as soon as the temperature begins to drop.
1. Water and healthy fats are your friend
Just because the winters have arrived doesn’t means you can cut down on you water intake. Remember to make your hair healthy from the root to the tip you should drink plenty of water and load up on healthy fats like almonds, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds and more.
These Healthy fats provide your hair with the protein it needs. It makes your hair stronger and healthier from the inside. Not only do they make your tresses less prone to breakage, they can also make them shiner, helping control the frizz that comes because of lack of protein.
2. Oil it well
Oiling your hair well will protect them from winter winds. Every time you wash your hair, you must to apply any oil of your choice to get the hair of your dreams.
3. Deep conditioning
Extra dryness needs some extra care and what’s better than a hair mask. You can either buy a deep conditioning hair mask or make one at home. Just mix some yoghurt with some honey and olive oil and add some vitamin E capsules. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
Yoghurt works as a natural conditioner, while olive oil and honey provide nourishment to your hair.
4. Avoid hot water for your hair
Everyone loves getting hot showers in winters but washing your hair with hot water can absorb all the moisture. This makes your hair dull and prone to breakage.
Choose lukewarm showers to avoid flaky scalp and if possible, pour some room temperature water as a last rinse.
5. Leave in conditioners and oils
Dry winds cause more damage so your hair need 24/7 protection. So you can apply any leave-in conditioners or hair oil, which work as serums on your hair. If you don’t want to go for chemical products, one or two drops of any hair oil on just the ends would help you save trims due to split ends.
Apart from these tips make sure you choose products that are good for your hair, read the label carefully of any product that you might be using. Go for products that are clean and natural.