Many people have a love and hate relationship with the winter season. The bitter cold especially in the morning is not something to cheer about along with the gloomy seemingly overcast skies plus the slippery roads are just some of the things that we dread to face every winter. However there’s much to cheer about the winter season.
With the holidays just around the corner, friends and families get together and couples cuddle often. The gentle falling of the snow flakes is a delight especially for children and one can have a ball in the snow from time to time. When it comes to your hair, the winter season is yet another adversary.
During winter, it becomes difficult to manage your hair and keep it soft, shiny and strong. You are beset with various problems that require your immediate attention. Read on for some of these common winter hair problems and the different ways to prevent and treat your hair and keep it in tip top condition.
Combat dry scalp
Dryness is the number one enemy during winter. The freezing temperature wages war with the heat generated by indoor heating and your scalp becomes the casualty. Your scalp loses precious moisture. Dry scalp can become irritatingly itchy. When you itch, you scratch which can break the skin on your scalp leading to infection. Dry scalp can also cause dandruff. These white flakes can certainly irritate and embarrass.
Prevent the onset of dry scalp by using moisturizing shampoos. A daily massage with natural oils such as Argan oil can reduce itchiness and flaking.
Straighten out the frizz
Winter’s cold, dry air causes your hair to fly away and frizz. This is because your hair strands lose moisture and the hair shaft refuses to lie flat as a consequence. When your hair becomes too dry, frizz can be very hard to manage.
Tame your tresses with a hydrating shampoo and deep conditioning products.
There are also some home care treatments that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
- Combine 1 banana with 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2tbsp of yogurt. You would need to mash the banana and mix it with the other 2 ingredients. Apply to your hair and let it stand for 30 minutes.
- Mash an avocado and mix it with 2 egg whites and 3 spoonfuls of mayo. Massage to your hair and scalp. Rinse out with warm water after 30 minutes.
Moisturize your dry locks
The very essence of winter hair care is to prevent dryness from stealing past you. When your hair is dry, it can be lifeless, limp and dull. Dry hair is also susceptible to breakage and damage. Split ends can happen in the blink of an eye.
Save your tresses by shampooing less regularly and washing less often. Deep condition hair every week and limit the use of hair dryers. You can also try some homemade remedies to treat your dry hair and bring it back to life.
Why let your hair suffer each winter season? Make your hair behave and keep its shine and health with these winter hair care tips.