The winter season tends to draw out all the moisture from your hair, leaving them looking dry and lifeless. To add to your hair problems, it often also worsens dandruff and turns your scalp dry. Winter dryness can quite literally cut off just about every source of moisture from your hair. Here are a few tips that can help you restore lost moisture and nourishment to your hair in the winters.
- Do not wash your hair too often as the sulphate contents of your shampoo can really dry out your hair strands. Sulphate strips your hair strands of beneficial oils and dries out your scalp, resulting in dandruff and dryness.
2. Try to avoid styling your hair too often since heat treatment can cause considerable damage to hair that has become relatively drier in the winters. If you just need to get your hair styled, ensure that you’re using heat protectants to shield your hair from the heat damage.
3. Choose the right conditioner for your hair type so as to specifically address your hair concerns. The right conditioner can help in improving the texture and volume of your hair. Conditioners also help lock in the moisture in your hair and reduce any static friction that might be caused by winter dryness.
4. Avoid taking hot showers as hot water can strip your scalp of its natural oils. Hot water reduces the efficiency of your scalp in producing natural oils and can lead to excessive dryness. If you still feel like taking a hot shower, limit your shower time to about 10 to 15 minutes so as to restrict the damage.
5. As much as possible, cover your hair with a hat or a scarf to prevent external pollutants from settling on your scalp, since these pollutants could hinder the production of natural oils. Covering your hair can also help prevent your hair from drying up in the winters.
6. Use a hydrating mask once a week to help restore the moisture in your hair. Not only will it hydrate your hair well but also nourish your hair with vitamins and minerals, giving your hair that extra shine.
7. Your hair might turn a bit stiff in low temperatures. In such a case, shift to creams rather than serums as they provide your hair with better nourishment and hydration.
8.Use vitamin E hair oil to help boost the production of natural oils from your scalp and to improve the absorption levels of the roots. This eventually results in the thickening of hair strands and prevents split ends as well. Vitamin E also helps reduce dandruff and hair loss.