7 Tips for natural hair care during winter for women & men

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. These natural tips for hair care during winter work wonders for both women & men without having to use chemicals or other unnatural methods.

1. Avoid frequent hair washes

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Washing your hair every day will strip the essential natural oils that keeps your hair nice and healthy. This becomes more crucial when the cold weather hits as your hair is more at risk of drying up.

If you're guilty of washing your hair every day, it’s time to revamp your hair care routine. Get into a habit of extending the period between your hair washes as much as possible until you find the optimum period that suits your hair the best.

As a compromise, you can use dry shampoo to transition into this new routine. This will allow your hair to smell nice and stay fresh between washes. Here is a do it yourself dry shampoo recipe.

2. Dry your hair before rushing out of the door

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In today’s fast paced world, we are often short on time; it’s easy to rush out of the shower and not dry your hair properly. Not only is this not good for your hair but it can cause a lot of scalp problems like dandruff, breakage, and split ends. This is particularly critical for those with oilier hair.

It’s beneficial to get into the habit of drying your hair naturally. Avoid the use of dryer, rubbing your hair with a towel and stepping out in the sun with a damp hair as much as possible. Instead gently dab your hair with a soft and fresh towel. If you are in a rush, then use the ‘cool’ settings on your dryer.

You can also use a dry shampoo to revitalize the hair shaft, keeping the hair luscious and smooth

3. Moisturise your hair and scalp with hair oil or serums

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Dry hair is almost inevitable during the colder months. The cold temperature mixed with inside heating is a recipe to suck the moisture out and dry your hair. A simple solution to this is using a hair oil/serum. It only takes a few drops every day to replenish your hair from dryness preventing the hair from breaking and living it smooth and shiny.

Holistic Hair's Scalp Treatment Oil contains Calendula, Lavender, Chamomile, and Patchouli essential oils unite to relieve itching and redness. Sweet Almond and Jojoba oils reduce dryness,flaking and soften hard skin plaques.

4. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner

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By now you are well familiar with how annoying your hair can get during winter. It’s so easy for it to turn into a frizzy mess. To control this avoid washing your hair with hot water, since it removes all the natural oils on your hair. Try washing with your hair with cold water or at least with lukewarm water to avoid the removal of natural oils from your hair.

You can also try hydrating shampoo and conditioner to manage the frizzy mess. The Herb Farm's Nourishing Blackcurrant & Orange Shampoo and Conditioner contains rich New Zealand Blackcurrant oil to deeply hydrate your hair and help to protect against the sun and environmental stresses. Effectively cleanses the hair without stripping the natural oils, leaving it replenished and soft.

5. Avoid heat styling or heat treatments

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One major culprit for dry and damaged hair is the use of heat styling or heat treatments. When you hair is already vulnerable from the effects of colder temperatures, heat styling and heat treatment simply amplifies it further by sucking the moisture from your hair strands.

Store your hair straightener during the cold months and embrace the natural state of your hair. You can experiment with heatless curls and waves or even seized the opportunity to try different hairstyles.

6. Commit to a weekly deep hair mask

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Similar to weekly face mask for healthy and radiant skin, deep hair masks can make a huge difference when dealing with dry and/or damaged hair. They can reverse the effects of dryness and are amazing preventative measure to ensure your hair is at its optimal level.

Deep hair mask is quick yet highly effective way to give your hair a boost in 20 minutes or less. Think of deep hair masks as powdered conditioners softening and hydrating your hair, boosting growth and dealing with scalp infections. While many hair care companies offer a variety of products for different hair problems, you can try these, 5 do it yourself hair mask recipes you can easily mix up right at home.

7. Keep hydrated

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A strand of hair consists of 25% water! Hydration should be a part of your daily routine. Drinking water energizes and encourages hair growth from root to tip. It also helps with other issues like dryness itchiness or dandruff during winter.

Have you ever noticed that your skin looks dull and tired when you are dehydrated? Your hair is the same! Staying hydrated helps prevent split ends and brittle hair, fostering shiny, radiant hair.

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