It is not just your skin that misbehaves during the winter season, your tresses suffer equally. The only difference is that your hair doesn’t nearly get the same attention as your skin does, resulting in what we like to call ‘White Walker’ hair… looks dead but isn’t really (GOT fans will get the reference)! While the drop in temperature will directly affect the health of your scalp and make it dry and flaky, the harsh cold winds attack the rest of your hair. The result? A bunch of annoying hair issues that you did not count on attending to while trying to relax on a winter vacay.
Fortunately, we have jotted down 5 issues that the cold winter air can trouble your tresses with, and how to deal with them. Check them out…
A lack of humidity in the air strips your mane of moisture and leads to hair being visibly frizzy and rough to touch. Use a leave-in product in your hair, like a serum or leave-in conditioner, to tackle the dryness.
02. Loss of shine
Winter dryness doesn't just make your hair dry, rough and frizzy, it also significantly strips it of gloss and shine. Maintain optimum levels of hydration in your hair during the cold months, or be prepared to settle for lacklustre hair that disappoints. A nourishing hair mask once a week will be all you need to remedy the situation.
03. Split ends
Cold winter winds constantly hitting your unguarded hair can result in brittle ends that are prone to breakage and split ends. While the only way to get rid of them is to get a trim, you can certainly avoid them in the first place. Lay off the heat styling tools and the long hot baths during winter and your hair will thank you for it!
04. Seasonal hair loss
While it may not be true for all, some people do notice a noticeable rise in seasonal hair loss during the winter months. While cold air doesn't directly result in a hair fall problem, it does lead to the shedding of dehydrated tresses. Just keep following a proper hair care routine and diet and you should bounce back as soon as the weather lets up. Stressing about seasonal hair loss is counterproductive, to say the least. A hydrating shampoo and conditioner combo will make sure you are not stripping your hair of moisture any further!