Effective Winter Care For Dry Hair: Tips And Tricks

Written by Lopa KJan 30, 2024
Effective Winter Care for Dry Hair: Tips and Tricks

Dealing with dry hair during winter? Don't worry, you're not alone! The chilly weather and indoor heating can really zap all the moisture from our locks, leaving them feeling brittle, rough and lifeless. But fear not, with a few simple tweaks to your haircare routine with a dry hair remedy here and a dry hair treatment there, you can keep your mane looking healthy and soft all season long. 

Tips for Dry Hair in Winter 

To tailor your hair care routine to the cold, here are some tips that may help out! 

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1. Hydrating Shampoo 

In the world of haircare, there’s this adage that too much shampoo can dry out your hair. Well, there is some truth to it as to effectively clean your scalp, the traditional chemicals used would strip the oil off your hair. Thankfully, that has changed now with new inventions such as shampoo for dry hair.  

Some have even gone one step further like the TRESemmé Moisture Boost Shampoo With Hyaluronic Acid. First, it is absent of sulphates, parabens, mineral oil and dyes – all the harsh chemicals that could wreck your hair. Second, to moisturise as well as clean, this shampoo for dry hair uses aloe and hyaluronic acid so that you end up with healthy and soft hair. 

Another option that you can try out is the Dove Hair Therapy Dry Scalp Care Shampoo. With there being at least one Dove product in almost every Indian household, it’s a testimony to the brand’s innovative solutions. The same goes for this shampoo for dry hair as it uses fancy technology like niacinamide to moisturise in your hair while having no sulphates or parabens. What does this mean? Hair that is super soft and smooth! 

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2. Moisturising Hair Masks 

Sure, conditioners are a given no matter what season. But when you have dry hair and it seems to be super cold and dry outside, it can mess up your hair further. In such a case, hair masks are your new BFFs as they give that extra deep conditioning. 

Biotin and protein make up the very elements of each strand and always seem to be the go-to dry hair remedy. So, why not use it in this case? The Dove 10 in 1 Deep Repair Treatment Hair Mask uses a protein-infused formula to repair even the most brittle and damaged locks. The key here is to slather the hair mask for dry hair from mid-length to the end tips of your strands. Let it sit for at least five minutes and then wash it off. 

3. Reduce Heat Styling 

Reduce the use of heat-styling tools such as straighteners and curling irons, as they can further dehydrate your hair. If you must use them, the dry hair remedy here is to apply a heat protectant and use the lowest heat setting possible. 

4. Protective Styling 

To prevent hair breakage from scarves and hats that tend to be winter fashion essentials, opt for protective hairstyles like braids, buns or loose ponytails. Using silk or satin-lined headwear can reduce friction, minimize static and help to be an effective dry hair solution. 

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5. Hair Oil Massage

Massaging your hair with oil does it all: from helping with blood circulation to moisturising your hair and scalp. As for the choice of hair oil, when in India, Ayurveda is the way to go. If you want a little something something, Indulekha Bringha Ayurvedic Oil includes around 11 natural, hair-loving herbs such as bringharaj, vatadha and amla along with coconut oil. And this oil for dry hair is clinically proven to regrow new hair, so why not give it a try? 

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6. Nourish Your Hair

Do you get so busy that you don’t even have time to breathe, even during the weekends? Well, in such a scenario who would want to mess up a hair oil massage and roam around with an oily look? But what are we here for if not come up with solutions?  

Scalp serums like the Love Beauty & Planet Curry Leaves & Vegan Biotin Hair Growth Scalp Serum pull out all the stops for your scalp while leaving your hair mess-free. We always keep an eye out for chemical-free alternatives and this one checks all the boxes. Instead, this hair serum for dry hair has a plant-based formula infused with good old kadi pata and vegan biotin to give you strong and thick hair. 

Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Hair Serum also keeps the locks soft and moisturised for all those busy girls who have an oily scalp but super dry and frizzy hair. It is the perfect fit for your after-wash routine as you can use it on dry or wet hair. All it does is use argan oil to keep your hair nourished, frizz-free, ready to style or flaunt as is! 

7. Regular Trimming 

Trim your hair regularly to get rid of split ends caused by dryness and breakage. This helps maintain the health of your hair and prevents further damage to rough and dry hair. 

8. Stay Hydrated and Eat Well 

Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, which in turn helps keep your hair hydrated. Also including foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants in your diet is the way on how to moisturize dry hair. 

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FAQs on Tips for Dry Hair in Winter 

Q1. Why does my hair get dry in winter? 

Winter’s dry air can pull moisture away from your hair, leaving it dehydrated and prone to dryness. Additionally, indoor heating creates a low-humidity environment, which can suck moisture out of your hair and scalp and make it one of the key causes of dry hair in winter. 

Q2. Can I put yoghurt on dry hair? 

Yes, yoghurt contains proteins and fats that can help nourish and hydrate dry and frizzy hair. You can use it as a DIY hair mask by applying it to your hair, leaving it on for around 20 minutes, and then rinsing it out. 

Q3. How often to wash hair in winter? 

During winter, try to wash your hair even less frequently than you usually would. Every third or fourth day should be good enough, but it honestly depends on your hair type. 

Lopa K

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