Is hair fall, dry, thinning hair, split ends, and dandruff giving you the midnight blues? Yes, this is generally a common problem faced by most men and women as the transition from monsoon to winter occurs. Today’s jet-paced, stressful lifestyle coupled with ever-increasing pollution aggravates the already existing problem of hair loss. Relax! Take a deep breath. A religiously followed hair care routine will go a long way in protecting those precious tresses.
Drink Adequate Water:
As the weather turns dry, the skin starts feeling the pinch of water deficiency and so does the scalp. The dry scalp in turn leads to weakened hair follicles and increases hair fall. Hence, it is essential to consume at least six to eight glasses of water throughout the day. Water infused with citrus fruits, cucumbers, and ginger is deliciously lip-smacking and simply great for hair and skin. So, go ahead and enjoy these seasonal fruits as they hydrate and heal.
Follow a Healthy Diet:
Citrus fruits, all packed with essential vitamins and minerals are abundantly available in winters. Make the most of oranges, lemons, limes, and veggies like cucumbers, beetroots, and carrots. Toss up a colourful salad or squeeze them into a juice and they are sure to revitalize and repair those tired cells. Healthy in is healthy out, so the effect will be distinguishingly visible in the form of glowing skin and lustrous hair.
A hot oil massage, at least once every week is highly recommended. Though coconut oil is the best as it is easily absorbed and packed with vitamin E, a blend of natural oils (olive oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, almond oil) works wonders in replenishing the lost nutrients and strengthening the roots, thus ensuring reduced hair fall and new growth. In case of dandruff or flaky scalp, a few drops of lemon juice added to warm coconut oil is a sure shot remedy. If applied at night and washed in the morning, it leaves the hair simply WOW!
Shampooing may be done just twice a week using a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. Hot water should be avoided as it may damage the roots. Deep conditioning is essential to seal up the moisture and thus leave the hair smooth and silky.
Indulge in a hair spa at least once in a month. Be it at home or with a specialist, it’s sure to moisturize the hair, pack protein and add volume to the hair making it more manageable and of course, attractive.
Hair packs are worth the trouble in winters. There are various hair packs that can be easily made at home using simple ingredients. Here are a few hair pack suggestions:
Coconut and Lemon Hair Mask: Just buy some coconut cream from the market or squeeze out coconut milk at home from half a coconut. Add a few drops of lemon juice and the pack is ready. Apply it generously using a brush to the entire hair length. Cover with a shower cap and let it stay for fifteen minutes. Finally, wash with a mild shampoo.
Banana Honey Mask: Simply mash a banana or puree it. Add a teaspoonful of honey and mix well. Apply for half an hour and wash away.
Curd and Fenugreek Pack: Soak two teaspoons of fenugreek (methi) seeds overnight. Next morning, grind it to a fine paste. Add two teaspoons of curd. Apply along the hair length and gently massage on the scalp. Wash after fifteen minutes.
Excessive combing can activate the oil glands on the scalp. The roots are further damaged. Combs having wooden or rounded bristles are gentle on the scalp and style the hair well.
A soft, silky scarf helps prevent dryness and loss of moisture while eluding feminine elegance. Don one confidently when in the open to safeguard the hair from damage.
These tips will surely set your tresses in sound health and make your crowning glory turn heads. So you are all set to enjoy the winters and festivities that revolve around the season. Get ready to flaunt yourself at your very best all year round.