It’s not just your skin care routine that would need some tweaking come winter time. Your hair care regimen should also be tuned to the conditions of the winter season. Hair problems can arise as the temperature drops. The hair can become dry, brittle, frizzy and a nightmare to manage. Aside from hair issues, you may also likely get scalp issue. Dandruff can bring down a different kind of snow on you.
Here are some hair care adjustments you should do for the cold winter season.
Hair Care Tweaks for the Cold Season
- Don’t wash your hair everyday.
If you’re used to washing your hair every single day, come winter time, it would be better if you didn’t. Washing the hair daily during the colder seasons can lead to breakage and even dandruff. At least 3 times a week is a good frequency. If you can’t just come to terms with this idea do it alternately.
- Moisturise the hair.
The cold weather plus indoor heating can zap out moisture from your hair. The biting cold wind would also rob the hair of its natural moisture. To keep the strands moisturised, use conditioner if not every time you wash your hair, do it at least alternately.
- Massage the scalp with Argan oil
Argan oil is great not just to condition the hair but also for the scalp. The oil is packed with antioxidants like Vitamin E, Carotenoids, Ferulic acid and Polyphenols which would help protect the hair from the damaging effects of free radicals. It is also loaded with nutrients having moisturising properties such as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and Sterols meaning this would help keep the scalp moisturised. If you are suffering from too oily scalp, the oil would still be a great help. The essential fatty acids in the oil will help bring down the overproduction of oil to a manageable level. Massaging the scalp with Argan oil will help promote good circulation on the scalp so each strand of hair gets the nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong. Olive oil and coconut oil are also great to massage onto the scalp.
- Cut down your use of blow-dryers and other hair styling tools.
You may be always in a hurry so you want to blow dry your hair every time you wash it, but heat is actually damaging to the hair. If you want to keep your locks healthy and strong, avoid using a blow-dryer in drying out your hair. The use of heat-styling tools such as curling or straightening iron should also be limited. Heat can make your hair brittle and before you know it your hair would start breaking and split ends would be inevitable. During times that you would use heat-styling tools on your lovely locks, be sure to cover your hair first with a heat protecting serum. Doing so will minimise damage to your hair.
These are just a few tweaks you need to incorporate on your hair care routine come winter time!
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