– Switch to moisturising formulas: One of the simplest things to do is to use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Take into consideration the area where you live and what time of the year gets the coldest to invest in hair products accordingly. Wintertime products that you buy must include strand-strengthening ingredients like collagen, silk proteins and hyaluronic acid.
– Don’t wash your hair too often: To prevent itchy and flaky scalp, shampoo as less as you can. In winters, you are less likely to sweat and so you can go longer without a hair wash. Shampoo cleans our scalp, sure, but it also strips the natural oils that help keep your hair moisturised and protected.
– Indulge in a weekly deep-conditioning hair mask: During winters, commit to a weekly deep-conditioning hair mask. It is recommended to use argan oil-infused masks as they work wonders in moisturising the hair. Hair masks are easy to use and leave the hair hydrated with additional shine. Hair masks are more nourishing than regular conditioners and so they penetrate deeper into the hair shaft.
– Oil your hair regularly: Make sure you give your head a nice oil massage often during the cold months. It stimulates the scalp and promotes blood circulation. This in turn impacts hair growth. If you don’t really like applying oil to your hair, oil-based leave-in conditioners or serums work well too. They seal in the moisture into the hair shaft and prevent it from getting frizzy.
– Use less hair styling tools: Heat tools lie curlers and straighteners can fry your strands. This makes your hair brittle and dry. Air-drying might sound like the best solution but it may not be. If you walk out of the shower with soaking wet hair, the hair shaft expands, thus putting it at risk for breakage. It is suggested to blast-dry your strands on the lowest heat setting after spriting on a heat protectant.