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Although we enjoy the chilly winters, this icy cold season can be quite brutal on our tresses. Come winter and we notice a change in the texture of our hair. Frizzy, fly-away hair is something we have to deal with on a daily basis and we almost loose count of the number of bad hair days we encounter during this season. Attending parties of any kind becomes a nightmare because we know our tresses won’t behave, no matter what we do. But, every problem has a solution; one just needs to look for it. In this case, you don’t have to look very far, for this article itself furnishes 9 hair care tips for winter to help you deal with dry hair woes. So, without further ado, let’s move on to the 9 things you can do to prevent your hair from becoming bone dry and lackluster this winter.
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During the chilly winters, your hair needs extra conditioning to fight the drying effect of the icy winds. Try to treat your tresses to deep conditioning treatments or oil massages at least once every week.
Although it’s important to keep your scalp and hair clean, don’t wash your hair very often during the winters. Washing your hair twice a week is quite sufficient.
When washing your hair, make sure you use hydrating shampoos and conditioners. Opt for organic shampoos and conditioners as these are safer for your tresses.
Avoid using hot water when washing your hair. Luke warm water is a better option because it doesn’t dry out your hair as much. Always give your hair a final rinse with cold water to seal off cuticles and lock moisture in.
Always keep your hair protected from the cold. If you want to prevent static, tie a silk scarf around your head instead of a woollen cap. However, avoid exposing your tresses to the gusts of cold wind.
Heat styling is either ways harmful for your skin. However, it tends to be even more harmful during winter because you’re hair already tends to be quite dry. So, limit your usage of these products. Also, if you do use them, make sure to use a leave-in conditioner or heat protecting serum before styling your hair.
Try as much as possible to use products that are alcohol-free because alcohol will dry out your hair further.
Trimming your hair is good, but more so in winter. Hair tends to get drier in winter and we encounter several dry hair related hair problems like split-ends and frizzy edges. To keep your hair in ship-shape, go for a trim every 8-10 weeks.
Last but not the least; remember to drink a sufficient amount of water because your hair needs to be hydrated not only from the inside, but also from the outside. So, make sure you consume the required 8-10 glasses of water every day.
Well, now that you know the sacred winter hair care commandments go ahead and pamper and protect those tresses. More importantly, keep at your hair care routine. In a few weeks, you’ll be one of the few women who will have gorgeous tresses even in this unforgiving season!