There are many upsides to winter. Cute and cosy layers paired with endless sips of hot chocolate will warm even the coldest heart. But the harshness in the air can pose many challenges for your mane. From static hair to split ends and matted crowns (blame the beanie!), your tresses suffer in the cold. But undoubtedly, the most pressing issue is winter dryness, followed by a dandruff-ridden scalp, with visible flakes ending up on your adorable winter cardigans. All of these problems can tempt you to use a bunch of different products to figure out which one can restore your hair and scalp to its prime. Sadly, this can lead to over stripping your scalp of natural oils, making your tresses look frizzy and straw-like. Not to mention, the overly dry scalp can result in recurring dandruff problems, and you might get stuck in a vicious cycle of trying to get rid of it.

An excellent way to combat winter dryness and dandruff is to simplify your hair care routine. By following a proper hair routine comprising multipurpose products, you can manage most winter hair problems with ease. Here are some tips to simplify your winter hair care routine…


01. Follow good hair care habit

How to simplify your winter hair care routine

Whether it is scalding hot showers or heat-styling on the daily, certain hair habits that put stress on your mane can further irritate your scalp. Adopting good hair care habits like washing hair with lukewarm water and cutting down on heat-styling can do wonders for your tresses. Also, wash your hair at least 2-3 times a week to keep the scalp clean and prevent product build-up.


02. Pick the right shampoo

How to simplify your winter hair care routine

The quickest way to cleanse your scalp and get rid of dandruff is to switch your regular shampoo for an anti-dandruff one. However, most anti-dandruff shampoos can be too drying for your hair and strip your scalp of moisture. The right pick would be a formula that can get rid of dandruff, and hydrate your hair in the process. The Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo is infused with ZPTO (zinc pyrithione), a powerful anti-dandruff ingredient and micro moisture serum to give you a visible flake-free and nourished scalp, and softer, smoother tresses. So you don’t need too many products in your winter hair care routine.


03. Don’t skip the conditioner

How to simplify your winter hair care routine

It’s necessary to use a conditioner every time you shampoo your hair. Why? Well, while a shampoo cleans your hair and gets rid of every bit of dirt, oil and build-up, a conditioner is what adds some much-needed moisture to your tresses. For best results, it’s recommended to use a conditioner from the same range as your shampoo. The Dove Dandruff Care Conditioner is formulated with the micro moisture serum that not only moisturises the scalp but also protects your hair from frizz.


04. Sleep with a leave-in treatment on

How to simplify your winter hair care routine

To let your hair recover from daytime stressors like cold air, sleep with a leave-in treatment put in. Apply hair oils or leave-in serums overnight so that your scalp can have time to replenish itself while you sleep. You can also replace your regular pillowcases with silk/satin ones to cut down on friction and keep your mane stress-free. A simple night-time treatment can cut down the need to indulge in too many hair care rituals and can be enough to care for the flake-prone scalp properly.


05. Embrace your natural hair colour

How to simplify your winter hair care routine

Sure, getting your hair coloured can switch up your look. But let’s not forget the damage it can cause to your tresses. Not only that, the upkeep is time-consuming and can burn a hole in your pocket. Plus, you’ll also have to go in for frequent trims to get rid of the split ends caused due to chemical processing. So, what’s the best solution? Ditch the hair dye and embrace your natural hair colour. Not only will it save your tresses from damage, but also make the hair stronger, lowering the risk of split ends and breakage. Ultimately giving you the healthy tresses you’ve always dreamt of.