Your hair is as prone to dryness as your skin in the colder months. But is your hair care routine making your hair dry? Let’s find out and prevent the common hair care mistakes that give you dry hair in winters.
- Oil it, but don’t leave it oiled
- Wool causes hair fall
- Deep conditioner is a must
- When was the last time you had a trim?
- Don’t avoid hair products
Oil it, but don’t leave it oiled
Yes, oiling your hair will nourish it in the winter, but leaving the oil in your hair for many days will block your hair follicles, causing dirt to accumulate on your scalp. Use coconut or olive oil once a week for a hot oil treatment and wash your hair after 1-2 hours of applying the oil.
Olive oil has antioxidants that help improve scalp health and prevent it from getting flaky. Coconut oil also is a good hair oil for the winter. It contains fatty acids that nourish your scalp.
Wool causes hair fall
Woollen clothing are a must during the winters, but wool is rough and causes your hair to break easily. To avoid this, ensure your hair is fully dry before you put on any woollens. You can even tie a silk scarf around your neck to keep hair away from your sweater.
Deep conditioner is a must
If you’re using a deep moisturiser for your skin in the cold weather, then why not give your hair the same treatment? Apply a coat of deep conditioner on your strands. Skipping conditioner is a common mistake and will leave you with frizzy hair. Use a deep conditioner at least once a week during the winters to protect your hair from the elements.
When was the last time you had a trim?
Experts recommend you trim your hair once every six weeks to prevent it from damage. The ends of your hair dry out fast, which means you need to chop it off before the damage goes any further up the length of your hair. A trip to the salon once every six weeks is a must in the winters.
Don’t avoid hair products
It’s a myth that hair products can damage your hair in the winters. When the outside environment is drying your hair, keep it nourished with a shine serum. A leave-in conditioner works just as well. Don’t shy away from these products in the winters, as they will keep your hair moisturised and healthy.
Written by Disha Sampat on Oct 08, 2018