So, let's get into today's topic..
It is chilling everywhere now.. During winter our skin and hair behaves weird, isn't it? Because of the dry and cold climate, our skin lefts the moisture and becomes flaky and dry.. The same situation happens with our hair too. Due to lack of moisture, our scalp becomes dry and flaky which tends to dandruff, split ends and other hair issues.. Like our skin, our hair also need extra attention and care in winter.. There are several options available in market but there is no need to apply everything at once.. Better to avoid harsh chemicals.. Teating in natural way is the best way to handle any problem.. So today in this post I will share few tips and tricks on how to take care of your hair in winter ..
2: Reduce the use of hair styling products - It is very important to avoid excess use of hair styling products like straightener, curler, etc. This will cause hair breakage and will swipe away the natural moisture of hair and makes hair dry.. Use a good quality heat protectant before ironing your hair.. As the outer atmosphere is already cold and drier, we can't afford more dryness in our hair..
3: Not shampooing very often - In winter ,don't shampoo or wash hair very often. Regular shampooing keep away the natural oil/ moisture of hair and the scalp becomes dry and flaky easily.. Shampooing twice or once a week is enough in winter specially. Choose a good anti-dandruff shampoo for winter as dandruff is the main issue during this time.. Another important thing is don't use warm water to wash hair, always use room temperature water for washing hair as well as for bath.
4: Conditioner is a must - You can't skip conditioning your hair during winter.. Infact we should choose deep conditioning products for hair.. You can also do hair spa once a week at home.. There are so many options available in market.. You can also make home made hair masks to nourish the hair and to lock the moisture in. I have already shared few home made hairmask ideas, do check out HERE.
5: Oiling is the key - Oiling 2-3 times a week is very important . For oiling you can use coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil or can mix all .. I also strongly recommend to apply mustard oil on hair specially in winter . It will nourish the hair, increase the blood circulation in head and also keep body warm during this chilled weather. I add crushed fenugreek seeds to the mustard oil and this works great..
6: Hot oil treatment - We should do hot oil treatment once a week for sure. In this way hair becomes soft, nourished and looks healthy. For hot oil treatment, take your favorite oil (whatever you are using on regular basis), lukewarm it and apply properly on the scalp as well as hair and massage a bit . Then put a towel in hot water and squeeze the extra water from towel and wrap around your head. Keep it like this for 20mins at least, then repeat hot towel procedure again and keep for another 20mins. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.. Whooaa, now enjoy the soft ,bouncy hair..
7: Trim hair - In winter, because of the dry climate hair ends become dry which results split ends.. Then it is important to trim hair ends regularly to avoid this problem..
At last but not the least, keep your body hydrated by drinking sufficient water and eat healthy, in this way hair will also look healthy and hydrated..