Sweater weather is here! Slipping into your favourite chunky sweater and enjoying hot chocolate is going to be an everyday affair. While we are excited to do all of this and more, there’s no denying the fact that winter does come with its own set of beauty woes. The sudden drop in temperature is not only drying for your skin but also your scalp.
Shampooing removes all sorts of oil (including your scalp’s natural oil) from your hair and scalp, which leads to severe dryness and flakiness. Therefore, as soon as winter arrives, it is necessary to revamp your hair care routine to keep your scalp nourished and flake-free. Here’s how to get started.
- 01. Oil massages are a must
- 02. Don’t skip conditioner
- 03. Try a leave-in conditioner
- 04. Apply a hair mask once a week
- 05. Avoid hot showers
01. Oil massages are a must
Some women hate applying oil to their tresses, but during winters — when your scalp cannot produce enough natural oils on its own — it is necessary to indulge in regular hot oil massages to add moisture and shine to your tresses. If you hate the sticky feeling, pick an oil that’s non-sticky and lightweight like the Dove Elixir Hair Fall Rescue Hair Oil - Rose & Almond Oil. It nourishes the hair in just 30 minutes and leaves it smooth and shiny.
02. Don’t skip conditioner
Although shampoos and conditioners come in pairs, most women skip conditioner completely assuming it is just an extra step in their hair care routine. The truth is, conditioner restores the moisture that’s lost while shampooing and prevents the length of your hair from looking dry and lifeless. Infused with the goodness of argan oil, the Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Smooth and Serene Conditioner is perfect for dry, frizzy hair in winter.
03. Try a leave-in conditioner
Using a leave-in conditioner will add shine to your hair and prevent the harsh weather from robbing the moisture. The TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner and Split End Mender is formulated with keratin, which is known to control frizz and improve manageability. It will leave your hair feeling soft and looking shiny.
04. Apply a hair mask once a week
No matter what your hair type, your scalp is going to become dry during winter and one of the best ways to ensure root to tip nourishment is with the help of a hair mask. A super hydrating hair mask like the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask repairs damaged hair as well as fights frizz.
05. Avoid hot showers
Taking long, hot showers may sound like the best thing to do during winter, but trust us, it isn’t. Hot water strips moisture from your skin and scalp, leaving it dry and flaky; therefore, we do not recommend taking hot showers, even during winter. Use lukewarm water to wash your hair to ensure you don’t aggravate the dryness.