The dip in temperature and humidity levels during winter can damage your strands and leave them looking dull, dry and lifeless. And that’s not all. It can also lead to hair breakage and hair fall.
But don’t stress out just yet; the solution to this problem is simpler than you think. All you need to do is follow the hair care tips and lifestyle tweaks mentioned below to eliminate dryness, prevent breakage and improve the health of your hair.
- 01. Wash hair 1-2 times a week
- 02. Use a leave-in conditioner
- 03. Indulge in a weekly hot oil treatment
- 04. Never step out with wet hair
- 05. Avoid heat styling
01. Wash hair 1-2 times a week
It’s no new knowledge that shampooing your hair every day can strip your hair of moisture and leave them dry and lifeless. But this problem becomes a lot worse in the winter season, thanks to the low humidity levels. Therefore, ensure that you wash your hair just once or twice a week with a hydrating shampoo such as the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo. Avoid using hot water and always follow it up with a conditioner to lock in moisture and reduce frizz.
02. Use a leave-in conditioner
The rise in static causes major hair breakage in winter. To combat this, include a leave-in conditioner in your hair wash routine. Post shampoo and conditioning, apply a generous amount of a leave-in conditioner such as the Tigi Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner to the lengths and ends of your hair. This will lock in the hydration from your shampoo and conditioner and minimise frizz and breakage to a great extent.
03. Indulge in a weekly hot oil treatment
The key to avoiding breakage and hair fall in winters is hydration. Pamper your hair and scalp to a hot oil massage every week using the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil - Rose & Almond Oil. Doing so will hydrate your scalp, strengthen hair follicles and improve hair elasticity; thereby reducing dryness and hair breakage.
04. Never step out with wet hair
Stepping out of the house while your hair is still wet is one of the biggest hair mistakes you could ever make, especially in the winters. This is because the cold temperature tends to expand your wet hair shaft, thereby making your hair weaker and more prone to breakage. If you have coloured hair, this could also make the hair colour fade a lot faster. Hence, ensure that you wash your hair on the days when your mornings aren’t as rushed or use a blow-dryer (on the lowest heat setting) to dry your hair before you step out.
05. Avoid heat styling
Since your hair is already weak and dry during the winters, using heat styling tools can strip them of moisture and leave your hair dry and dull. Thus, avoid heat styling tools as far as possible during the winters to keep your hair soft and shiny. But in case you do need to style your hair, always apply a generous amount of the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray to prevent breakage caused due to heat damage.