As the cold demon tries to take over our good hair, we must have a team of superheroes who come to our rescue. Winter brings dark dry grayness to the environment which affects our scalp and hair way more than we imagine it to. And since we don’t sweat much we don’t realize that it is indeed getting dirtier and messier. Another part of it is some people avoid taking showers due to the temperature, all of those along with other reasons intensify the problem of winter effect, so here we are today discussing 5 tips which will help you fight the winter problem, let’s go!
Starting from the basics first, tell me, what does winter climate take away from our skin and hair in general? Yes exactly, moisture. The dry air during winter and also the lower temperatures hit that natural oils and moisture which is very essential for the overall nourishment for the hair. So the solution is quite easy, applying any of the oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, castor oil for 15-20 minutes and massaging it on the scalp will bring in all the moisture that you need. And after 15-20 minutes you can take bath as usual so it does not stay on your hair for long. Isn’t that easy?
Next tip is very related to washing your hair. So the other problem we create for us is washing the hair too much. I know what you are thinking, “He just said wash your hair and oil it”. Yes that is right but you have to know when to wash it. Because washing hair frequently also washes away all the required natural oils and moisture. That is why there has to be a decent gap in between washes. Depending on how dirty does it get it can be once every two days or three days, depends on the need for the wash.
Next one is a level up. “Deep Conditioning Masks” are life saver. Just like face masks are very helpful in nourishing the skin, so is the hair mask. What it essentially does is to supply moisture, hydrate the hair and reduce dryness or even in some cases flakes. Since there is abundance in the availability why not to get one just for your hair needs. Also these days a lot of home recipes are available for making one at home from scratch, which is also totally natural.
This one might seem a bit obvious but do you know a single strand of hair consists 25% water, are you surprised? Yes, it is true. So in order to keep those strands to their best state you have to supply them what they need that is? Water, right. Hydration plays an important role in nourishing our body, in this case, the hair. It not only brings the glow but also hydrates the scalp and make your hair look shiny, fluffy and full of life, so gulp down that water.
If you are a bit too busy or lazy I have an overall nourishment tip for you. Warm two spoons of olive oil and massage it on your scalp before going to bed. Next morning wash it like usual. What those two spoons do is, they go deep down the roots and nourish everything from root to the end. Plus olive oil is a good hydrant that means it is very capable of providing hydration.
With all of that being said, try these out and see the results for yourself. Winter is no threat to your hair if proper care is taken, which is exactly what we wish for.