Winter is about to set in! If your starting to thank your stars for putting an end to all sun damage resulting madness, then go right ahead. But if you want to thank your stars for putting an end to all your hair troubles, then hit the brakes right now! Summer troubles might be gone but winter will bring in a all new set of worries for sure.
While you might want to think that you are saved from the scorching heat and radiation, we assure you that its only the scorching heat that is gone. It is scientifically known fact that the radiation that seeps into our atmosphere in the summers, seeps in during the winters too. And that combined with the dryness in the air, you can say your hellos to troubles in the likes of dandruff, frizz, static and so on that are quite capable of making those bad hair days a lot more frequent. But doing a few specific things for your hair especially in winter, will help with damage control and give you hair that is meant to be shown off!
Tips for Hair care in winter
1. Fighting Dandruff
Winters make your scalp go dry and itchy, and with little moisture in the air, the scalp will start getting flaky and extra dry, leading to dandruff. So how to take care of hair in winter you ask?Heat or warm up your hair oil and mix it with some lemon juice squeezed out of fresh lemon. Alternatively, you can choose to apply this lemon juice on your scalp first, rubbing it over and through your scalp, and then massage completely with the heated hair oil.
2. Controlling Frizzy Hair
Winter is the time when there is too much static happening around you. From the pullovers and sweaters you wear to the scarves, caps and gloves, everything will cause static around you which in turn, leads to frizzy hair. When combing your hair, use a vented hair brush that has a combination of plastic and boar bristles. Wash your hair only with lukewarm water, not hot water, as the latter will further dry out your scalp. Apply a leave-in conditioner to keep hair smooth.
3. Ensuring Shine and Bounce
In winters, with extra drying of the scalp and with frizz, your hair can tend to lose a lot of its shine and bounce. Brush out your hair to remove tangles and apply honey over the roots and hair. Cover up your hair in a shower cap or towel and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. This will help restore shine and bounce to dull damaged hair. This one treatment that you can not miss when your aim is winter hair care!
4. Olive Oil: Maintaining Hair Health
Warm two teaspoons of olive oil and massage it slowly through your scalp. This slow massaging helps the oil penetrate deep into the roots. A warm olive oil massage will give your hair shine and remove dandruff and frizz, while also controlling hair breakage.
5. Dry your hair: Do it right
Winters are especially difficult for letting your hair get completely dry after a wash, but if you think it’s okay to have a bit of wet hair and still tie it up, think again! Hair that is not dried out properly can lead to a host of problems for your hair and scalp, especially so in the winters. So whether you take those extra minutes to use the hair dryer or whether you give yourself some extra time that allows you time to air-dry your hair naturally, it’s imperative you make sure it happens.
6. Conditioning: Do it right
While conditioning your hair is extremely important in the winters to give it that extra moisture, one more thing you can do is add some of your conditioning hair oils to the conditioner. Choose oils that you are comfortable with, especially those that are non-greasy, and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.