5 Ways To Beat Dry, Dull Hair This Winter
The festive feeling that comes with winter is, more often than not, hampered by the predicament of constant bad hair days. With a string of parties to attend, you find yourself on the horns of a dilemma trying desperately to liven up dry, dull tresses. With the continual static and frizz, getting through winter can seem like an uphill task., but here are 5 quick tips to help you beat dry and dull hair this winter.
Go Easy On The Heat Styling
The damage done to your hair by using appliances like hair irons and curlers is exponentially multiplied during winters. Since your hair is already dry, exposing it to heat makes it more brittle and prone to breakage. As far as possible, keep those hair styling sessions to a bare minimum during the winter, and when you absolutely need to, make sure that you use heat protection serums to minimise the damage.
Hot Oil Treatment
In winter, your scalp is way drier than usual, which easily leads to dandruff, hairfall and an itchy scalp. To keep it moisturised, it is essential to oil your scalp at least an hour before washing it. Remove out some time to gently massage a 2 spoons of oil, preferably hot, on to your scalp around 2-3 times a week, and enjoy a tamer and prettier mane later.
Use A Leave-in Conditioner
Static produced due to the dry weather is another major cause for split-ends and breakage. It can seem like the scarves, hoodies, sweaters and gloves are all in the plot, but to avoid dealing with static, it is recommended that you use a leave-in conditioner to lock the moisture in your mane.
Avoid Woollen Caps
Another common winter blunder that we unknowingly commit is using woollen caps to protect us from the cold. Wool draws out moisture from our tresses, and makes it more prone to breakage. To strike an effective compromise between the biting cold and minimal hair damage, it is advisable to line your woollen caps with silk or satin. Easier yet is to simply wear a silk cap underneath your woollen one, which will also ensure that your hairstyle remains intact.
Dry Your Hair The Right Way
Stepping out with a wet mane is a complete no-no, especially during the freezing winters, as it tends to freeze your hair and make it all the more brittle. Tying it up when it is still damp, even if you are indoors, simply invites all kinds of scalp problems and dandruff. Inarguably, the best way to dry your hair is to remove the excess water with a towel and let it air-dry. For those who can’t afford the luxury of waiting for that long process can alternatively use a hair dryer with a cool blast of air.
To keep your tresses healthy and bouncy even during the winter, Dr. Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., advises, “Once you look to improving your digestion and blood circulation, it instantly helps your body absorb minerals that are responsible for healthier hair growth.” Hair from Pure Cure + Co. is the perfect Ayurvedic solution, which when consumed for a month, gives visibly shinier, thicker and stronger locks.
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