Sometimes I don’t understand why all the bad things happen during winters? Your skin gets all flaky and dry, your lips feel like they will start bleeding any minute, your hair is all frizzy and more prone to breakage. But fear not, because we have for you some tips that you can follow in order to keep your hair from getting frizzy and breaking during the cold weather.
These are simple, can be done at home, and easily incorporated in your routine.
Use an Anti-Frizz Shampoo
I found a world of a difference in my hair after I started using anti-frizz shampoo during winters. There was less hair fall and when my hair dried after washing it, it did not have a bunch of fly-aways but rather it looked sleek. I will recommend using the OGX Kukui oil shampoo for this purpose.
Oil Your Hair Every Week
Once a week you should put some kind of oil in your hair and really massage it into the scalp so that it nourishes it and gets rid of any dryness that can occur due to the chilly weather. During winters we also get a lot of dandruff in our hair and that is because bits of your scalp are flaking off due to dryness. That’s why using hair oil gets this under control and also nourishes the scalp and the hair.
Whatever oil you normally use in your hair, we would recommend mixing a bit of castor oil in it as well for some added moisture.
Drink Water (A lot of it)
We don’t get as thirsty during the winters as we do during summers. However, if your body isn’t hydrated then how will your scalp be hydrated? A dry scalp is prone to more hair fall from friction than a hydrated one. Therefore, drinks loads of water.
Don’t Shampoo as Often
The good thing about winter is, if you haven’t washed your hair in a few days then you don’t have to worry about it because you can just cover it up with a woolly cap. This will also allow you to not wash your hair as often as you would during the hotter seasons.
The reason behind this is because shampoos’ job is to wash away dirt and product build-up from your hair but doing it too often will strip your scalp of its natural oils which are necessary for hair growth. So, shampoo as seldom as you can.
Ditch Hair Tools That Use Heat
Using too much heat on your hair is never a good idea. It causes the bonds within your hair to fracture and then break off. However, if you feel like your hair needs a bit of flat iron in the morning or a bit of curling, then do it on low and don’t forget to use some heat protecting serum in your hair before.
Change Your Diet
Incorporate foods that are rich in protein, iron, zinc, and Vitamin B12, to help in revitalising thinning strands. Poultry, eggs, fish, spinach, walnuts, etc are some of the things that you should add in your diet. If you can’t do that, then consider taking vitamin supplements, but consult your doctor before doing so.