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Wearing a beanie always? Blossom Kochhar lists winter hair mistakes you’re making!

We end up committing some silly mistakes unintentionally that eventually wreaks havoc on our tresses. Quit making them in winter!
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Are you guilty of making these hair care mistakes in winter? Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Blossom Kochhar Published: 22 Jan 2022, 09:30 am IST
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As soon as winter starts, it immediately starts affecting the health of our hair and skin. Cold and dry winter winds can make the hair dry, brittle and lead to severe breakage and hair fall. Cold weather can also dry the scalp causing flakiness, dandruff, itching, and irritation.

Apart from the weather conditions, we even make certain mistakes that can make the hair condition even more damaged.

7 mistakes that you should avoid to protect your hair this winter season:

1. Wrong shampoo

We use shampoo to keep our scalp and hair clean and healthy. If this hair product is chosen wrong, it can lead to severe hair loss. When we shampoo our hair, it goes into the scalp affecting the roots. Therefore, it is necessary whatever shampoo we use should be mild and suitable enough to maintain healthy hair growth. Hence, choose your shampoo wisely.

2. Insufficient cleansing

During winter, most people usually avoid cleansing the hair and scalp sufficiently. The prolonged duration of not cleaning the hair can lead to the clogging of scalp pores and hair follicles. The clogging of dirt, dust, and oil on the scalp causes scalp irritation, itching, and hair fall. So, make sure you cleanse your hair and scalp sufficiently and from time to time.

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Not cleaning your hair frequently in winter is also one of the mistake. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Not conditioning properly

Hair conditioning during winter is as important as moisturizing the skin. In cold weather, your hair tends to lose its nourishment. To keep the hair and scalp nourished, conditioners are required after every time you shampoo your hair. Conditioners help the hair to regain their lost moisture. It keeps the hair frizz-free, soft and smooth and it gets easier to manage the hair. For deep conditioning, you can also apply the hair oil and leave it for up to 2 hours.

4. Using hot water for head wash

Hot water instantly affects the hair adversely. Using hot water to wash the hair can weaken the hair roots, make the hair brittle and damage the hair follicles. Hot water dehydrates the scalp and it also loses the natural oils. Always use lukewarm water to wash your hair. Warm water helps to get rid of any build-up, dirt, and grime. It also stimulates the flow of blood that encourages hair growth.

5. Excessive use of heating tools

Using a hair dryer or heating tools excessively can lead to severe hair dryness. Frequent use of heat styling tools can make the hair lose its conditioning and natural oils. This eventually causes hair breakage and damage. This can also cause hair thinning. Use a hairdryer at low temperatures so that hair does not lose the natural oils in them.

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Hair loss is the biggest concern that you might face in winter.. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

6. Avoid chemical treatments during winters

Winters are already harsh and dry for the hair and scalp. During this weather, if you get any chemical treatments such as hair colour it can cause more dryness to hair, weaken hair roots that can lead to excessive hair loss. Avoid getting hair treatments or hair colour during the cold weather.

7. Do not wear a beanie for long hours

Wearing a beanie for long hours can not only flatten your hair, but also block the scalp from breathing. When the scalp is not able to get the fresh air, it gets blocked with dirt, dust, or sebum. It causes hair to lose nourishment and makes the hair roots weak and hair follicles damaged. Therefore, it is advised to not wear a beanie for a longer time.

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Dr Blossom Kochhar is the Chairperson of Blossom Kochhar group of companies. She has devoted her entire life to skilling and educating people across the country in beauty, hair and aromatherapy. For the last 42 years, under her tutelage, over a lakh of students and thousands of under privileged youth and women, differently abled children, army widows, cancer survivors and orphans have been skilled and empowered to earn a livelihood for themselves. She has been the co-chairperson of the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill council, India Skills since 2017. In 1984 she brought Pivot Point, an international education system to India. Being an army wife, she has worked closely in skilling armed forces widows and their children in beauty to earn a livelihood. In early 1998, she started a vocational training institute unit under Army Wives Welfare Association for this purpose and subsidised training have been on since 1998. She is a name to reckon with when it comes to beauty education and she heads the country’s premier hair, beauty, make-up and spa school chain called Blossom Kochhar College of Creative Arts & Design (BKCCAD). At BKCCAD every year under-privileged students, women, specially-abled are trained in beauty, hair & make-up for free. She has been the technical director for Vocation education with Delhi Govt. She has groomed many celebrities like Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Gul Panag and Lara Dutta. ...Read More

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