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5 things you can do right now to prevent winter hair damage

Posted on 7th Jan, 2020

During the winter months, cold weather outside combined with dry heat indoor cause damage to your hair strands, leading to split ends and breakage. Breakage is not just a summertime sadness. It occurs even during winter, and people with all hair types undergo this. To have a fabulous mane all year long irrespective of the season, there are a few precautions you can take right away. 

#1. Shampoo less often to avoid itchy, flaky scalp

Plaques of the skin can smother the scalp, causing itch and flakes. To prevent such conditions, shampoo a little less if you can. Those with flakes and more severe scalp issues, consult your doctor to recommend a shampoo that suits your hair. Also, watch your diet and manage stress to maintain the scalp in good condition.

#2. Lock in extra moisture by using moisturizers

Dry air is not suitable for any type of hair in any season. The only way to combat it is to lock in excess moisture in your hair. Natural, curly, wavy, and coiled hair is sensitive to cold weather, resulting in brittle texture, breakage, and split ends. Use an oil-based moisturizer that evaporates more slowly to protect your textured hair.

#3. Treat your hair weekly to keep it hydrated

Hair dries out faster in winter from not having enough moisture in the indoor air. Focus on weekly hair treatments to replace the lost moisture in the hair. A good conditioner comes in handy to help you on the same. Once a week, apply conditioner on and take 30 minutes for the moisture to get into your hair shaft.

#4. Prevent hair damage with olive oil

In winters, hair loses its moisture to dipping temperature and chilly winds. No scarves and hats help you when you step out. To lock in the hair moisturizer, opt for massaging with olive oil. Olive oil is the best for massaging your scalp, helping to boost moisturization and helping you relax. Heat the oil and apply it when warm. Massage the scalp gently. Follow this routine every time before shampooing your hair for healthy, hydrated hair.

#5. Use honey for better results

Honey acts as a natural hair mask that can be your go-to winter product. It restores the lost moisture in your hair and makes it look visibly voluminous. It doesn’t even weigh the hair down. Apply it to the hair length and wash off after 20 minutes with lukewarm water. It makes the hair look shiny and bouncy.

With these hair care tips in mind, rock the winter without any worries. Remember, it’s always advisable to visit your doctor if you were unable to handle the hair damage caused due to the winter season.

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