Now that the winter months are upon us and the days are much colder, it’s time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the winter elements can cause. Here are ten tips that will help you reverse the damage and offer the nourishment your hair and scalp need, beautiful hair this season.
Avoid hot water for hair wash
Wash your hair with lukewarm water to avoid damage. Although hot water bath can be tempted during winter but it washes away all the moisture from the scalp and hair making them very dry and thus prone to breakage and other damages.
Use products with nourishing ingredients
To combat the dryness, explore products with ingredients that offer extra nourishment and protection. The shampoo should contain the properties to gently cleanse your scalp and hair providing them with a protective shield. Use a conditioner that is light and creamy, making your locks soft and silky and also protecting their health.
Use hair masks
Hair masks are a great way to add extra nourishment during the dry winter months, and leave the hair feeling soft and shiny. Whether your hair is dry, normal or oily, using a hair mask once a week works well.
During the colder months your scalp can become drier and itchier. Shampooing can remove the natural oils that your scalp produces to help keep your scalp moisturized. So, using a milder shampoo or reducing the frequency of washing can help avoid this.
Avoid leaving the house with wet hair
Hair is weaker when wet as the bonds that give it strength is disrupted by water. This makes it much easier to damage. If you use a good hair dryer, you can dry and style hair at the same time.
Avoid Heat Styling
Heat can lead to dryness and hair that feels brittle and vulnerable to breaking. Hair styling tools such as hair curling rods, hair pressing machines etc. and harsh chemicals to keep hair styles intact for long time damage hair and make them brittle. Avoid or minimize their use during winter as the season itself sucks away moisture from your tresses making them weak.
Get your hair trimmed at regular intervals
Cold weather makes your hair ends dry and brittle which result in split ends. To avoid this problem, visit a salon at regular intervals, say every two months and get your hair trimmed to avoid damage during winter.
Using a humidifier at home adds back the valuable moisture to the hair and scalp which is lost due to the exposure in cold weather, thus helping prevent all the winter woes for hair and also maintaining them healthy and vibrant.
Eat foods full of nutrients especially vitamins, protein and minerals. A well-balanced diet can make your tresses naturally nourished and thus healthy and beautiful.
Drink more water
To keep your hair naturally hydrated, make sure to drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily during winter.
Be kind to your hair and follow these tips in winter, before you know it the warmer climates of spring will be just around the corner.