It is time to shove your sundresses and shorts in the back of the closet and make space for your winter woollies and beanies. And, it is also the time to get serious about your hair care routine and follow those grandma-approved winter hair care tips. Yes, winter has arrived and has brought a bunch of new hair woes. Hair static, dry itchy scalps, matted hair, and don’t even get us started on winter dandruff and hair fall! Don’t these hair problems simply ruin the most beautiful season for you?
Low temperature and harsh winter winds take a toll on your hair and leave you with umpteen hair issues. Are you ready to fight these winter woes? Being proactive with your daily hair care routine isn’t enough. You need to follow some good old winter hair care tips. Don’t know what they are? Let us help you.
We have curated a list of winter hair care tips that can change your hair game altogether and ensure healthy locks even in the coldest of seasons. Remember these useful little tips while washing, oiling and caring for your mane in winters and we promise you can beat the worst of winter hair woes and flaunt soft and luscious hair all through the season.
- 1. Hydrate overnight
- 2. Cut down on heat styling
- 3. Limit your hair washes
- 4. Commit to a weekly hair mask sesh
- 5. Get regular trims
- FAQs about Winter Hair Care Tips:
- Did you know?
1. Hydrate overnight
As soon as you step out in the cold, dry winter winds wreak havoc on your hair and scalp, which is the prime cause or itchy and dry scalp. The best way to seal in the moisture in your hair and protect it from the harsh winds is to nourish it with hydrating oil or serum in the night. Including night time hair oil massage in your winter hair care routine helps hydrate your dry hair, revive its health and protect it from hair issues like hair static and winter dryness. You can use any hydrating oil like coconut oil, almond oil or olive in for your hair. Simply warm it up and massage it gently on your scalps. Apply it over the length of your hair and leave it overnight to do its magic. Wash the next morning and dry it completely before going out.
2. Cut down on heat styling
Heat tools can zap the moisture and shine from hair and leave it dry as a desert. Sure those curls look pretty falling from under your beanie, but think of the damage it will cause in the long run. Over-use of heat tools leads to breakage, thinning and dryness among other hair issues. Air-dry your hair and resort to heatless ways to curl or straighten your hair this season. However on the days you can’t give up on your heat tools, remember to use heat protectant products on your hair before styling it to protect it from the damage. Another winter hair care tip to remember while styling your hair is to opt for protective hairstyles like braids and buns to avoid unnecessary tangles and breakage through the coarse woollen fabric and keep your hair healthy.
3. Limit your hair washes
Washing your hair regularly is a no brainer as it can get oily and gunky in winters. Plus, hat hair doesn’t help. However, over-washing your hair can cause damage to your hair and that is why you need to reduce your hair washes in a week. You hair is already dry due to lack of moisture in the cold air. Washing your hair too often results in drying out your scalps of its natural oils which causes your scalps to produce more oil in order to compensate for the lost moisture. This can leave you with dry and dull hair and greasy roots. Wash your hair twice a week or thrice if you have extremely oily hair and follow up with a conditioner to keep your hair clean and moisturized at the same time.
4. Commit to a weekly hair mask sesh
This is one winter hair care tip that everyone should swear by, no matter what hair type and texture you are blessed with. Treat your hair with a hair mask once a week to do away with the winter dryness and dullness. You can use natural ingredients from your kitchen to prepare a moisturising hair mask and maintain the overall health of your hair and keep your tresses as gorgeous as ever in the harsh weather. Mix any hydrating natural ingredient like avocado, aloe vera or yogurt, with any hair natural oil of your choice and apply on your hair. Add lemon juice if you have oily scalp. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with shampoo. You can also pamper your hair with am at-home hair spa by wrapping your damp hair in a towel dipped in warm water for 10 minutes to get soft and luscious locks.
5. Get regular trims
Regular trims are non-negotiable in the winter season, especially if you have dry hair that is prone to split ends. Your hair becomes dry and brittle in winter which causes the hair shaft to split. The result is split ends and frayed hair. To avoid dry and split ends from ruining your hair game, get your hair trimmed regularly. It promotes healthy hair growth and makes your mane look smoother and manageable. Include it in your monthly hair care routine. Book an appointment with your stylist and get rid of the split ends every six to eight weeks to prevent them from further splitting up the shaft. Also, take about half an inch off from the end of your hair to get rid of dry and frizzy winter hair.
FAQs about Winter Hair Care Tips:
Q. How can I keep my hair healthy in winter?
A. Keeping your hair moisturised and nourished can save it from the harsh weather. Make sure to oil your hair regularly and pamper it with hydrating hair masks once a week.
Q. Is coconut oil good for hair in winter?
A. Yes, coconut oil is a natural moisturiser and has many hair benefits. It locks in moisture in your dry hair, makes it stronger and keeps it nourished inside out. You can use it in winter to ensure healthy and luscious hair.
Q. Does hair get thinner in winter?
A. Hair can become dull, brittle and thin in winters due to loss of moisture in it. You can bring your hair back to life by using natural ingredients in your winter hair care routine.
Q. How can I protect my hair in winter?
A. Dry your hair completely, apply a leave-in serum and make sure you wear hats before going out in the cold. This will prevent moisturise-zapping elements like dry air, snow and rain from ruining and drying out your tresses.
Did you know?
Straw-like, flyaway strands is a common hair issue in winter called hair static. This is caused by the heat from your winter clothing and lack of moisture in your hair. The heat causes a build-up of electric charge on your hair, which causes it to stick up like a straw. Not cute. You can tame winter flyaways by keeping your hair hydrated with dry oil spray or leave-in serum.