As it is winter, it is a necessary time to change some of our scalp-care and hair-care habits. With the change of season, comes the change in temperatures, humidity level and wind conditions. All of these collectively damage our scalp and hair if care is not taken exclusively for these conditions. It is quite common for people to think that the techniques that they use for other seasons can work. That is a big misconception, because each season has its own defense system. And not taking special care might result into losing that shine in your hair or having a dry scalp due to dehydration and many more. Let's start discussing some of the ways to prevent further damage in the winter.
Firstly let us start with mere basics, DRINK MORE WATER. Yes you read that right, we tend to drink less water as we do not feel as thirsty as we do in summer. That is the base of all the problems. Due to dehydration our skin quickly turns dry, our lips chapped and hair become more brittle. So in-order to avoid all of those, drink more water.
Second basic precaution is to increase the intake of “Vitamin C” in your diet. What it does is, it helps increase the production of a protein named “Collagen”, it is responsible for maintaining the optimum quality of our skin. So add those leafy vegetables, fruits and defeat that dryness.
Next up might upset you a little bit. So imagine it is a chilly morning and you just walked into shower. What we like to do is turn that knob towards the hottest side and then enjoy a very steamy hot shower. Exactly, here is the problem, very hot showers rip off all the natural oils that are generally required for the skin to maintain its optimum condition. So next time you take shower, remember my words and treat your scalp, skin and hair with lukewarm water. Well you can enjoy the hot water for few minutes, but remember lukewarm water is your friend in winters.
Continuing on the warm train, next step is a bit similar. In winter season our scalp tends to lose quite a lot of natural oils which results additional dryness. So in order to tackle that we tend to do oil massages with coconut oil, tea tree oil, olive oil and many more. But the trick in this grey season is to warm the oil a little bit before massaging it. This should be done overnight as you shower in the morning it gets washed away but its effects still take care of your precious hair and scalp!
Last short tip would be to intake “Vitamin E”. Yes that vitamin is quite essential in retaining natural oils and acts as a great moisturizer. Upon all of it, it also prevents any types of fungal infections, it is basically win-win situation.
With all of that being said, stay warm, stay wrapped, Ill see you again in next article!