Winter is the worst time of the year for your skin and hair, especially if you have dry flaky hair and scalp. The dryness in the atmosphere zaps away the essential moisture from your hair and makes it dry and brittle, leading to split ends and breakage. Winter frizz is real and it affects most of us irrespective of our hair type.
Luckily, it is not so difficult to keep this frizz at bay and have your hair looking super lustrous and frizz free. You only need to follow these simple steps listed below, to get hair that looks shiny all through the season...
Limit the number of hair washes
Each time you wash your hair, it is stripped of its natural oils that keep the scalp moisturised and hydrated. Limiting the number of hair washes to just two or three times a week is a great way to keep your healthy and prevent them from drying out in the cold.
Use a sulphate-free shampoo
A sulphate free shampoo is always recommended for colour-treated hair because it helps to retain the colour longer. But another amazing benefit of these kind of shampoos are that they do not dry out hair as much as their counterparts. Sulphate-free shampoos are gentler on the scalp and prevent frizz.
Deep condition regularly
This is one step that you must incorporate in your winter hair care routine without fail. Using a deep conditioning hair mask once a week ensures that the nutrients sink deeper into your scalp and keeps hair moisturised and intensely hydrated. When washing off the mask, try doing so with cold water to further seal in the moisture.
Sounds weird, right? But let us tell you a little secret. What you eat is what your hair will look like. In order to prevent dry or frizzy hair during the colder months, it is very important that you feed them appropriately from the inside. Include hair loving foods such as fish, avocados, nuts and flax seeds.
Cover it up
We know you love how the cold wind feels against your hair and face, but it causes a lot of damage to your delicate strands. While stepping out, always cover your hair with a hat or a scarf to help lock in moisture and prevent strands from breaking. Woollen hats also make your hair prone to breaking owing to the static, so a quick tip would be to tie your hair as much as possible, especially if you are going to be travelling.