If you live in a place where winter weather exists, then you’re likely all too familiar with the effects that dry and cold winter air conditions can have on your hair. We’re talking dryness, static, frizz, and general lack of that luscious, smooth, shiny summer hair.
More often than not, the exposure to the harsh cold elements and constant transition to heated indoors can zap our hair of its moisture, leading to dull hair that’s more susceptible to damage. Not only are your precious hair strands at risk of breakage due to the dry, cold winter air, but scalp dryness, dandruff can rear its ugly head during these drier months.
So, how do you take care of your hair, minimize these harsh winter effects and prevent damage? We’ve put together our favorite winter hair care tips and tricks below so you can achieve healthy hair this winter.
1. Moisturize your hair and scalp with hair oil
During the colder months, indoor heating tends to zap a lot of moisture out and dry the hair out, sometimes leaving a dry, flaky scalp. Using a leave-in conditioner or add hair oil to your winter hair care routine to combat dryness effectively. Apply few drops of a nourishing hair oil at the ends every day to help replenish your hair during the winter with the moisture that it needs, preventing it from breakage, and leaving it soft and shiny. Some of our favorite hair oils include Argan oil and jojoba oil
If you suffer from dandruff due to a dry, flaky scalp during the winter months, apply a heavier oil treatment such as coconut oil or castor oil directly to the scalp. Let the oil sink in for 20-30 minutes to deeply moisturize the scalp, then wash your hair as usual.