Winter has already set in! While it is time to thank the stars for putting an end to all the sun damage that your hair was being put through, it is also time to start planning a hair care routine that is fit for winter. Summer might be gone, taking its troubles with it, but winter means a whole new set of problems that you need to deal with.
You can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. Your hair starts to find it harder to retain moisture, making it brittle and prone damage, not to mention the frizz and static that often comes with your winter wardrobe.
Let’s take a look at some things you must do to take the right care of your hair:
- Go with a lukewarm water shower
A hot shower feels so good on a cold winter day but the hot water isn’t good for your skin or your hair. Turn down the heat and shower in lukewarm water instead.
- A nice warm hair massage
There are hot-oil products on the market but you can also use olive oil. Warm it slightly and massage into your scalp and hair. Leave it on your hair for one to two hours and then shampoo out.
- Proper conditioning after hair wash
Conditioners should be applied to your hair, not rubbed into your scalp. Conditioners help moisturise your hair, keep it looking shiny and helps prevent breakage.
- Let your hair dry naturally
Air drying your hair is the healthiest way to dry your hair. Hair dryers and curling irons dry your hair out but going outside with wet hair in the winter can cause it to freeze and break.
- A maintenance free simple haircut
The less you fuss over your hair like even running your fingers through your hair or combing it throughout the day makes more it can break or develop split ends.
- Use a humidifier
Indoor heating can dry out your hair. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, helping both your skin and your hair.
- Stick to healthy fats.
At the grocery store, fill up a cart with foods full of healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax, sardines, and avocados.
- Get that necessary trim
On the average, your hair grows half inch every four weeks. For long hair, it is usually recommended to get your hair cut once in every three months to trim off the ends and keep it looking healthy.
- Stay hydrated
We know that hydration is essential for our bodies; after all, our bodies are up to 60% water. Water not only helps us to digest food and flushes waste product from our bodies, it’s also vital to ensure our skin stays soft and plump.