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Hair Problems During Winter: Care Tips

By Anvi Mehta

Our hair and skin are very sensitive to external factors like climatic changes and weather conditions. Every season our skin and hair needs to be taken care of.

Winter is the dry and cold season of the year. The winter climatic conditions are capable of causing damage to skin and hair. The wind during winters is very dry. The dry winds change the moisture content of hair and make them go frizzy and rough. As a result, a little extra attention is required for skin and hair during winters.

Hair Problems During Winter: Care Tips

Our skin becomes parched and lifeless in winter season. It loses moisture due to the dry environment. The same happens to our hair. Hair and scalp are very sensitive to climatic conditions. Hair quality changes as per the weather. There are different hair problems in every season.The most common hair problems during winter season include dry hair, rough hair, dandruff, dry scalp and split ends.The remedy to these problems is to provide extra attention and care to our hair.

Hair care for winter season depends upon the type of hair. Each hair type has different requirements.A few hair care tips for winter hair which are common to all hair types are discussed further.

Hot Oil Massage - Hair becomes rough and dry during winter season. It loses moisture and looks frizzy. Oil massage rejuvenates and re-hydrates dry hair and scalp. Oil reduces the dryness caused due to the winter winds. Hot Oil massage can be done using any hair oil. Regular oil massages during winters is very useful for winter hair care.

Hair Packs - Hair packs can be made from natural ingredients as well as synthetic chemicals. Both the type of hair packs are good for providing moisture to hair, reducing dandruff and improving the hair quality. Natural hair packs can be made at home using a combination of ingredients like curd, milk, henna, lemon and neem. Synthetic hair packs are also good and provide instant results.

Conditioners - Conditioners are a savior during winter season. Good conditioners help to keep the hair and scalp hydrated. Split ends can also be avoided by using good conditioners. It is essential to use conditioners for winter hair care. You can use conditioners before washing you hair with a shampoo. Keep the conditioner for 5 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Repeat the procedure after washing hair with the shampoo.

Hairstyle and maintenance - Winter season has chilly winds that damage the hair and scalp. Do not keep your hair open. The cold winds tend to cause hair locks. Keep your hair tied in a bun or a high pony tail. Avoid combing of hair frequently as it may cause split ends. The best care for hair during winters is to keep your hair simple.

Heat Applications - Hair and scalp tends to get dry and rough during winters. At this time avid using appliances that may heat the hair. Hair care appliances like hair dryers, blowers and straighteners should be avoided. Hair becomes more dry when external heat is applied to it.

Shampoo and Conditioners - Hair requirements change every season. So change your shampoo according to the season. Use a shampoo that will suit your hair style for winter season. Consult a hair specialist and use the shampoo and conditioner suggested by them.

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Story first published: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 7:00 [IST]
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