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Here are 5 easy ways to keep your hair from drying out in the winter

Published on:19 November 2020, 16:12pm IST
Winter can be extremely harsh for your tresses. Nourish your mane naturally with these easy winter hair care tips!
Grace Bains
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Suffer from dry hair during winter months? Try out these tips now. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Winter isn’t just a season but a whole vibe. The endless cups of hot chocolate, the festivities and the excuse of not wearing your bra underneath layered clothing makes us look forward to this snuggle fest all the time. One thing we wish we could get rid of is the dryness it brings along!

During this time, the scalp and hair are subjected to dryness. The scalp is stripped of its natural moisture, which can cause flakiness and the hair becomes dull due to the dryness. But, you can avoid this side-effect of winter by changing a few things in your hair care routine to ensure your tresses stay healthy.

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Here are 5 easy winter hair care tips to help you keep your tresses from becoming dry:

1. Do not use hot water

We know it’s cold, and a nice hot hair wash is exactly what you want. But, hot water will deplete the much-needed moisture from your scalp. Winter is anyway a time, when your scalp and hair suffer from dryness. A hot water hair wash will only worsen the situation. So, you will definitely have to regulate the temperature to ensure that the water you’re washing your hair with is lukewarm.

2. Say no to heat-based styling products

Using the hairdryer during winter months is a rather inviting proposition, because drying the tresses after a wash takes too much time. Plus, the warm air! But, you should avoid all heat-based styling products during winter months, or use them after the application of a heat-protectant product. Direct heat application from products like a straightener, curling iron or hair dryer can damage the hair, and cause severe dryness. Instead, opt for air-drying even if it takes extra time.

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3. Oiling is absolutely necessary

Since the main issue winters cause for our hair health is dryness, oiling at least once a week is important. In addition, you can heat the oil you’re using for application for better results. You should ideally opt for hair oils that are known to hydrate the hair as well as the scalp such as coconut oil or olive oil. If you’ve been experiencing dandruff, add some lemon to the warm oil before application.

4. Schedule a deep conditioning session

Your tresses require a lot of attention during the winter months, but we suggest you use it as an excuse for some self-love. Deep conditioning needs to be done once a week, probably on the same day that you are oiling. It will not only add moisture to your hair, but also nourish it.

You can do it right at home, in fact! Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo. Next, apply the deep conditioner that suits you best and wrap a towel dipped in warm water around your head. Wear a shower cap over the towel to seal the warmth. This is the desi way of steaming your hair and can be quite effective when it comes to moisture absorption. Keep the towel on for a while, and then rinse with water. You will not only look great but your hair won’t be tangled either!

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Give your hair the conditioning it needs. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Avoid washing your hair daily

Many people are used to washing their hair every day or every alternate day in summer. But, winters are a little different and require you to change your hair wash schedule. Excessive washing can cause damage and dryness to your hair due to the regular application of chemicals and warm water. It can rip your hair and scalp off its moisture, and leave your tresses looking dull. Hence, we recommend indulging in hair washing sessions only once or twice a week. It will help you clean your hair while avoiding damage.

So, ladies, make sure you do these simple things to keep your tresses beautiful!

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