Take a look again; if those flakes on your shoulder aren’t really snow, you are dealing with one of the most common winter problems — dandruff. The cold weather combined with dry air robs natural oil and moisture from your scalp leading to dryness. When you don’t address this dryness, it results in a flaky scalp and dandruff.
Even though dandruff may have affected everyone at some point, it can still be an embarrassing problem to deal with. Especially in the winter, when the flakes are all the more visible on your dark winter wear. But fret not; with the right tips and tricks, you can bid goodbye to this annoying problem for good. To help you out, we’ve listed some pro tips that’ll help you keep your hair smooth and avoid dandruff this winter.
- Pick a moisturising anti-dandruff shampoo
- Don’t skip conditioner
- Wash hair regularly
- Wear breathable headgear
- Keep using anti-dandruff shampoo post winter
Pick a moisturising anti-dandruff shampoo
Many anti-dandruff shampoos tend to leave the hair dry after use. To prevent this from happening, pick a shampoo that contains moisturising ingredients that tackle dandruff, without leaving your hair dry and lifeless. The Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo offers the best of both worlds. It contains ZPTO (zinc pyrithione), a powerful ingredient that targets dandruff at the source. But that’s not all. This shampoo is also formulated with the micro moisture serum that provides deep nourishment to your tresses. The result? Visibly flake-free hair that looks smooth and shiny. It’s a win-win for us!
Don’t skip conditioner
Been skipping conditioner all this while? We understand; many anti-dandruff shampoos don’t come with a conditioner, but shampoo alone cannot get the job done. While shampoo cleans the scalp, conditioner helps add and seal the moisture in your strands, thereby preventing dryness. So, never ever skip using a conditioner. To increase the effectiveness of the shampoo, follow it up with conditioner from the same range. The Dove Dandruff Care Conditioner along with shampoo moisturises the hair and keeps dandruff at bay. It also prevents frizz, a common winter hair woe.
Wash hair regularly
Agreed: Your scalp doesn’t produce as much oil and sweat during winter. But that’s no excuse to wash your hair less frequently. Doing so will lead to product and dead skin build-up; thus, worsening your dandruff woes. To prevent this from happening, stick to washing your hair thrice a week. The more you use your anti-dandruff shampoo, the faster you’ll notice results.
Wear breathable headgear
Winter is here, and you might want to put on your cute beanie or stylish fedora to keep your head warm. Whatever your choice of headgear might be, make sure it’s made out of breathable fabric. This will allow the air to pass easily and prevent infections and itching that can lead to dandruff.
Keep using anti-dandruff shampoo post winter
Dandruff is more prominent during winter, but it can happen at any time of the year. The reason being that dandruff can be caused due to various reasons. It is a recurring problem that can pop up due to a change in diet, increase in stress levels, and so on. Thus, we’d recommend you continue using your anti-dandruff shampoo even after the flakiness subsides to keep your hair problem-free.