Winter season is upon us and while the season brings with it comfort and cheerful vibes, it also makes our hair look the worst. During winter, regular hair care routine is not enough to take care of our manes. The cold weather outside and the warm environment inside our houses because of room heaters tend to take a toll on our hair. It is very difficult to escape all the issues that our hair goes through during the winter season, no matter how hard we try.
While there are plenty of home remedies available for hair care, firstly we need to make sure what kind of hair issues will we be facing during the cold season. This way, instead of infuriating over the condition of our hair, we can alleviate the situation by targeting the cause of the problem. However, you are always suggested to consult a proper hair stylist or dermatologist to diagnose the hair concerns before starting any treatment by yourself.
Here are some hair issues that come with the winter season:
Winter is cold and dry weather. Because of the cold, our skin pores tend to shrink causing a cessation in the production of natural skin moisturisers. This makes our hair dull and frizzy and extremely difficult to deal with. The best way to get rid of this problem is to massage your hair with warm oil every night before going to sleep. This would help you recover the moisture that is lacking and make your hair smooth and silky again.
Everyone has to deal with dandruff at some point in their lives and usually the time comes during the winter season. Dandruff is also caused because of the dryness of the scalp. In order to prevent dandruff from affecting our hair, we need to keep ourselves hydrated and our scalp properly moisturised.
The first thing that happens to everyone as soon as the winter season is the dryness of the scalp. Dry scalp is caused because of the lack of moisture in the air and an overall dryness in the environment. Again, one of the ways to deal with dry scalp is applying warm oil directly to the scalp.
While not exclusively limited to the winter season, split ends tend to present themselves in the form of a serious issue. Split ends are one of the first signs of hair damage and therefore need to be get rid of as soon as possible. One of the instant ways to get rid of split ends is to trim the strands that are splitting, however, if the problem persists, you need to start taking care of your hair more.
The dryness of your hair and scalp makes them have a bit of an electrical charge. Dry hair tends to pick up static energy and it is one of the most annoying conditions that can happen to your hair. In order to deal with static hair, make sure you are drinking enough water and your skin is hydrated enough.
During the winter season, we tend to cover our heads with hats, caps, or mufflers. This makes our hair stick to the scalp. While not necessarily a serious issue, flat hair often makes styling an irritating experience.
Now let’s have a look at some of the most common natural home remedies that can be more than useful for the common winter hair problems such as dandruff, hair loss, dry scalp e.t.c.
Massaging with warm oil helps in regaining the strength and shine of the hair. It can also nourish your scalp and protect your hair from winter winds. Blend some dash of lemon with curd and apply it to your hair, Rinse it water once it dries.
Curd and Lemon are the most preferred natural remedy for reducing hair fall and dandruff during winter.
Grab some camphor and add a dash of camphor with curd & lemon and apply it on your scalp. Camphor that acts an antiseptic, It is vitally useful for preventing the itchiness and reducing the dryness of the scalp.
Blend neem & coconut oil and use it on your scalp. It acts as an anti-fungal that helps in fighting against the fungus on the scalp that causes itchy skin and dandruff.\
Don’t get frustrated with common winter problems, there is always an alternative solution to handle every single one them.
Home remedies, Salon & Spa treatments, off the shelf remedies may not always come to the fore to solve all your hair concerns. If you have hair concerns all the time, be sure to get personalized advice from a medical expert – a hair doctor or trichologist.
Trichologist not only guides you in analyzing hair and scalp condition but also advice you for your overall health and recommend the right solutions for you.