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There is no doubt that the onset of cooler temperature brings a new set of challenges for your hair. While the winter season is perfect to sip your hot coffee and relax in your cosy blankets, you cannot ignore the fact that your hair needs to be taken care of during this weather. Cool winds make hair brittle and dry.
From split ends to frizzy hair, dry scalp to dandruff, all marks a bad winter month. But not to worry, no matter what’s causing your hair woe, you can definitely take healthy replenishing steps. Here are important winter care tips that you must follow without neglecting it for shiny healthy hair.
The best remedy for hair dryness is deep conditioning. Deep conditioning of hair prevents them from getting dry. For the best results, use jojoba oil for oiling your hair. Jojoba oil massage and adding jojoba oil in the bathtub can do wonders for your hair. Homemade remedies like a mixture of banana, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and yoghurt are applied to the scalp to make them smooth and dandruff free. Applying banana with honey on the scalp can also help in preventing drying up.
Do you fear wearing black because your dandruff might highlight? Dandruff leads to itchiness and dryness and to get the best results, take a bowl of coconut oil with lemon juice and warm it. Then apply it on your scalp and gently massage it. Keep it overnight and wash it in the morning with a mild shampoo.
Avoid taking hot shower or bathing in hot water. The generated heat can damage your hair. Instead, use cool or luke warm water while taking head bath. Same is with curling irons or blow dryers. Try limiting their usage or apply a hairspray before experimenting on your hair. The less you’ll deal with styling tools, the better off you’ll be.
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To get rid of parched ends, trimming after every two months is advisable and necessary. Also, toss all your toasty scarves, hats or caps to protect your hair from cold and wind. Make sure the scarf, hat or cap is not so tight that it restricts blood circulation in your scalp.
A massage on a winter night is a soothing feel. And when its scalp massage, it’s all the more relieving along with maintaining your hair during cold weather. You can warm up two teaspoons of olive oil and massage it slowly on the scalp. This procedure helps penetrate the oil deep down the hair roots. It will not just moisturise the scalp but also improves the blood circulation, ensuring good nourishment for your manes. For deep conditioning treatment, you can apply the olive oil on the length of your hair too. This will help prevent hair fall.
We all know that conditioner after shampooing is very important part of your hair care. But during winters, this step should be doubled up. You should use a deep conditioner along with conditioning treatment on a regular basis so that your hair texture is maintained during winters, especially people living in the North.
During winter, the lack of moisture on the scalp leads to dandruff and makes your manes frizzy too. This itself gives the dull and lifeless look to your precious strands which should definitely be taken care. The easy procedure to treat this on regular winter days is combing your hair with a wide-tooth and removes all the knots. Next, apply raw honey to the length of your manes starting from roots to the end tips. Using your shower cap, cover your hair and let the moisture gets absorbed by your hair for around 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and flaunt your shiny bouncy hair!
Natural home-made hair packs for winter hair care not just give you shiny hair but dandruff free too. Here are some hair packs you can apply once a week or twice a week and give your manes appropriate nutrition along with strength.
Banana and egg hair pack
Take two bananas and egg each and mix well to form a paste. Add few drops of lemon along with a Vitamin E capsule and blend well using a blender. Apply this paste from roots to tips of your hair and wait for 30 minutes. Use a mild shampoo and wash it off and see the results.
Egg and curd hair pack
This pack is for someone who doesn’t feel too cold during winters. You can blend curd with two eggs and then, apply on your scalp and hair length. Wait for 30 minutes and then using cold water, wash it off. You will see the difference in your hair resulting in shining manes.
Aloe vera hair pack
Aloe vera is very good for your skin and hair too. Use aloe vera gel and mix few drops of lemon juice along with one tablespoon of olive or coconut oil. Mix this mixture well and use it from root to the hair tips. Again, wait for 30 minutes at least and using cold (preferably) or lukewarm water, rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. You can apply this paste once a week for better results.
Milk and honey hair pack
Milk and honey both are a very good substance to retain the moisture of your hair and giving them a lustrous feel. You can take raw milk along with honey in the proportion of 1:8 and mix it well. Apply this mixture on your hair and cover it with the shower cap to avoid milk dripping. After waiting for 30 minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.
Potato, aloe vera and honey hair pack
The juice of the potato is good for your hair shone and texture. Peel the potato and grate it. Squeeze the potato to get the juice and add three tablespoons of aloe vera gel along with two tablespoons of honey. Mix this well and massage your hair scalp from roots to the tips. After an hour, rinse your hair with lukewarm water using your mild shampoo. Later, towel dry!
Make these tips a regular routine for your winter hair care and see the change. Hair health is very important and winter is the time when you shouldn’t neglect it. Let us know which tips you used the most and how did it help your hair turn lustrous and healthy.