Winter is here and our hair woes have already begun! With the onset of winter, it becomes difficult to manage hair and to protect it from damage. It is that time of the year when you need to take utmost care of your mane. In order to protect your hair from damage that the natural harsh elements cause in winter, we share with you some simple yet effective tips and tricks. Follow these methods to take care of your hair and make it look soft and healthy. The following tips will help you to opt for a haircare method for different types of hair be it dry, brittle, oily or frizzy hair.
1. Dry hair
It becomes difficult to manage dry hair in this weather. Opt for a mild shampoo with conditioner and wash your hair twice a week. Also, make it a point to pamper your mane and deep condition it once a week. The deep conditioning treatment will work wonders for your scalp as well has your hair. If you use a lot of hot hairstyling tools, the deep conditioning treatment will replenish the lost moisture and will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. Try to include ample amount of fatty acids in your diet like fish, flax seeds and almonds, to improve the texture of your hair.
2. Brittle hair
Brittle hair is prone to more breakage and damage. If you have brittle hair you need to take care of it in this weather to repair the protein structure and infuse moisture to your damaged hair. If you have been coloring your hair, undergoing chemical treatments like straightening and perming, let your hair relax. Avoid any kind of further hairstyling so that it does not break vital elastic protein cellular connectivity of your hair. Include zinc in your meals by including meat, eggs, whole grains and nuts in your diet. Ensure that you consume enough Vitamin B6, B12 and C.
3. Oily hair
The sebum glands on the scalp create a natural hair conditioner that lubricates the scalp that keeps the scalp in good condition. But due to excessive oil production, the hair can get greasy. This is usually caused by factors such as heredity, hormonal fluctuations and shampoo residue. If you have oily hair, avoid hot water and shampoo it with cool water and massage less. If you have oily hair eat food rich in Vitamin B to help combat the oil production in your body and scalp.
4. Frizzy Hair
Frizzy hair can become extremely difficult to manage in winter. It becomes extremely frustrating especially when you have curly hair. Frizzy hair is a result of an absence of a haircare regimen. So with just a tad bit of extra attention, you can tackle your frizz. Use a homemade hair mask made with avocado and yogurt to control frizz. It contains vitamins B and E which will nourish the hair and repair damage while conditioning your hair.