Winters offer much-needed respite from the scorching summer heat and humid monsoons. The dip in temperature makes us reach for our cosy knitwear and a mug of hot chocolate… ah, bliss! But you know who doesn’t always take well to winter? Your mane.
If you’ve tried everything under the sun to ensure your hair looks soft and smooth come winter, but miserably failed, worry not. We’ve got your back. Read on as we take you through five common winter hair problems and how to deal with them effectively. Get ready to say hello to your best winter hair yet…
01. Hair static
The drop in temperature and cold air give rise to this annoying winter hair concern. The cold air ends up creating an electric charge in your hair, making it defy gravity and stand up around your head. This makes your hair appear a lot messier and is really difficult to style and manage… annoying, right? Keeping your tresses moisturised is the best way to deal with hair static. Simply because hydrated hair is heavier in weight and won’t stand up as easily as dry hair when static comes calling.
02. Dry and tight scalp
Your scalp is an extension of your skin. So, it too gets dry and itchy in the winter months just like your skin. This dryness also leads to a build-up of dead skin cells, making your scalp feel really tight and flaky too. So, it’s highly recommended to switch to a creamier and more hydrating shampoo to keep your scalp moisturised and prevent dryness.
The dead and dry skin build-up on the scalp caused due to the lack of humidity makes your scalp feel flaky. Over time, this build-up starts to flake off, causing dandruff, itchiness and scalp sensitivity. Apart from indulging in a hot oil massage at least once a week, it is essential to use an anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner to treat dandruff while keep the hair nourished.
04. Split ends
A major cause of split ends is dryness. When your ends become excessively dry, it causes them to split in two. This makes your hair appear a lot more dead, damaged and frizzy. Also, split ends can be really notorious, causing several other problems such as breakage, and straw-like texture. While the only way to deal with split ends is to cut them off, you can prevent them from appearing in the first place by using moisturising hair care products.
05. Frizzy hair
The cold and humid winter weather can sap your hair of moisture, leaving it dry and dehydrated. This is the biggest reason why your hair looks so frizzy and straw-like, apart from appearing super dull and lacklustre. Plus, if you wear protective winter headgear such as woollen scarves and hats, it can further strip your hair of moisture. And increase the frizziness, thanks to the constant friction.
But… what if we told you that we have the easiest, one-stop solution to all your winter hair problems? Yes, really. The Dove Dandruff Care Shampoo and Conditioner is a godsend for those dealing with dandruff and dry hair. It’s formulated with ZPTO (zinc pyrithione), a powerful ingredient that tackles dandruff at the source. But that’s not all. It comes enriched with a unique micro moisture serum that delivers nourishment to your scalp and keeps your tresses soft and smooth. An anti-dandruff shampoo that won’t dry the hair out? Consider us sold.