While winter does bring relief from the hot and humid weather, it comes with its own set of hair casualties. The dry, winter air can cause your hair to become limp, lacklustre and lifeless. During this transition, don’t forget to give your hair extra TLC.
Just like your skin, your hair, too, needs its own share of pampering. From reducing the use of heat-styling tools to indulging in foods for healthy locks, here’s everything you need to do to keep your hair game going strong.
- Go for the winter trim, yes you need it
- Swap heat-styling tools with hair serums
- Say yes to cold showers and no to towel-drying
- Pamper your locks with oil champi
- Watch what you eat
Go for the winter trim, yes you need it
New-season = fresh start!
If you don’t want to go all out with a fancy colour, then just get a chop. A winter trim is a must because the cold weather and lack of moisture can cause your hair to break or split.
Split ends are a huge problem, especially in the winters. Therefore, opting for a haircut can help you fix that.
Swap heat-styling tools with hair serums
Anything with excessive heat in the winters can cause hair damage. The cold, winter air is dry which makes the hair lose its shine and bounce. And being addicted to heat-styling tools doesn’t help. It will take a serious toll on the health of your hair.
It is, therefore, ideal to swap styling tools with a nourishing serum. Apply hair serum at least once or twice a week to maintain the health of your mane.
Say yes to cold showers and no to towel-drying
Cold showers may not be the most relaxing bath time but showering with hot water can do serious harm to your mane. Hot water opens the pores, strips your hair of natural oils, making your hair follicles brittle. This, in turn, causes hair to break and fall. Coldwater will help retain the shine of your locks.
When it comes to drying your hair, swap towel with a cotton t-shirt. Soft cotton is gentler than towel fibres.
Also, keep your hair tied in a silk scarf if you’re wearing woollen clothes. Wool tends to dry out your hair even more, so to keep the ends protected, a scarf can help.
Pamper your locks with oil champi
When the temperature is low, the frizz level is high. And healthy hair starts at the scalp.
It is, therefore, ideal to give your hair a hot oil massage before every wash.
Massage the oil gently into your hair and scalp, and cover it with a shower cap. Leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing. Your hair will remain nourished and healthy throughout the winters.
Watch what you eat
Apart from following a perfect hair care routine, it is also important to watch your diet. Unhealthy food can put all your hair care efforts in vain. Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as avocado, salmon, nuts and sardines. Switch your fries craving with roasted sweet potatoes. And, drink enough water.
Written by Fatema Habib on Dec 16, 2019