With the peak of Winter upon us Delhites, I thought it’s time to take you through hair care tips for the Winter season. Here are the top 5 hair problems and how to steer away from them this season.
-Tackle hairfall: The changing weather can sometimes mean more hair loss. Seasonal change plus holidays means change in water which can sometimes make it worse for your hair. Do your basics by eating fresh fruits, leafy veggies and green tea. You can even opt for biotin supplements which aid hair growth. Detox by breaking up with your straightener, heat will only cause more breakage.
If you have sometime on your hands, try this home remedy which can be easily whipped up with the goodness of green tea. Take 4 tea bags of green tea and steep them in a bowl of hot water. Let it cool down and infuse for about 1 hour. Use it as a rinse after you shampoo your hair. Do this consistently to see your hair go stronger.
-Say no to flakes: Sure, the change of season can cause dryness on your scalp, or speed up the oil (or sebum) your scalp is producing, but no one likes finding flakes taking over our scalp. Start with the basics by using an anti-dandruff shampoo containing ZPTO at least once a week, like Head & Shoulders Anti Dandruff Smooth and Silky Shampoo or Aveeno Nourish+Dandruff Control Shampoo. This time tested active have proven to reduce dandruff and related hairfall with regular use. If you’re more into naturals, then I’d recommend some aloe vera juice or gel. Applying it straight from the root really stings so go for the gel I recommended. It’s anti-inflammatory in nature, and is effective in making your scalp healthier.
-Get rid of product residue: I have gone for hair tests (before a spa) and found it very embarrassing to find the hair serum or mousse used has managed to get stuck onto the scalp and resembles dandruff. That, in combination with an oily scalp is bad news. Keep your scalp clean by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo. You’ll see the shampoo getting more bubbles and you will feel the difference (your hair will lift up from the follicle!). You can use Pears Clarifying Care Shampoo–I’ve recommended Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo earlier but it’s too expensive in India.
-Say No To Flyaways: If your hair is too dry or fine, opt for an oil massage or a prewash conditioner (with ceramides, keratin and nourishing oils). I personally think there is nothing better than classic scalp massage to boost blood circulation with Parachute Advansed Ayurvedic Hot Coconut Oil . Apply a few drops of a heat protecting spray or mist like TRESemme Heat Tamer Protecting Spray or Toni & Guy Heat Protecting Hair Mist before styling your hair. Regular trimming also helps avoid split ends and dry ends so don’t skip your salon appointments.
-Combat Static Hair: I hate that feeling of current between my sweater and my head. Seriously it creeps me out! Cold weather and low humidity can even make your hair brush static, a cause for your hair to stand up. The only way to fight it is too ensure you have nourished and hydrated hair. Keratin is a favourite amongst shampoo brands so you can take your pick from TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo, Wella SP Luxe Oil Keratin Protect Shampoo or Schwarzkopf Gliss Liquid Keratin Shampoo .If it’s really bothering you, air dry your hair and stay away from hair equipment for a while.
If your hair doesn’t improve, then you may need the help of a dermatologist. Feel free to ping me if you need a reference!
Also published on Myntra, Look Good.