10 Things You Should Never Do To Your Hair In Winter!

By Ajanta Sen

Winter brings a lot of good as well as bad impressions such as the snow, the cold winds and the gleeful holidays. Among the various bad aspects of winter, the worst is the damage caused to your hair, which is why you must have a look at these winter hair care tips to help you better.

Damage can be in various forms such as frizzy hair, breakage or dry ends.

Since the harsh winter days can take a toll on your tresses, you must take care of your hair during this time of the season.

Even if you have a normal, shiny and bouncy hair during the rest of the months, you may have to face the issue of dry hair in winter if you don't take proper hair care.

Thus, gear up for some important things which you must avoid during the winter season. Here are the top 10 things, by avoiding which you can prevent hair breakage and dry hair during the winter months.


Don’t Wear Cotton/Woolen Hats Directly

Cotton, acrylic, wool and other types of rough fabrics can trigger breakage and split ends. In order to prevent hair breakage in winters, always wear a silk scarf beneath your woolen/cotton hats.


Don’t Brush Wet Hair In Winters

In winters, your hair takes longer time to dry up, so make sure you comb your hair only when it dries up completely, or else you will entangle your tresses badly. If you comb your hair while it is still wet, it can break very easily when it is surrendered to the combs and brushes. If you are in a hurry, use a detangler or conditioner first and thereafter, comb your hair with a wide-toothed hair comb.


Don’t Step Out With Wet Tresses

In winters, your hair cuticles can freeze due to the cold weather and this can lead to breakage. Thus, make sure to dry your hair properly and then leave your house.


Don’t Go Out With Your Hair Open

In winters, tie up your tresses as much as you can, especially when you are going out or while you are working out. Leaving your hair open would result in a static-prone and frizzy hair.


Don’t Shampoo Too Much

In winters, avoid excess shampooing because it can eradicate the natural moisture from your tresses. Give a gap of minimum of 3-4 days between two washes.


Don’t Use Chemically Laden Shampoos

In winters, sometimes your scalp can turn very itchy, dry and flaky. However, if your shampoo contains SLS (or Sodium Laurel Sulphate), it can result in an irritating scalp, which can aggravate your scalp condition further, leading to dryness. Use natural shampoos in winters such as a Neem-based shampoo, which contains the tincture of the neem leaves and is perfect to calm an itchy and dry scalp.


Don’t Use Hot Appliances On Your Hair

In winters, you hair becomes more prone to dryness, thus you should avoid using hot hair appliances. In order to avoid frizzy and dry hair, avoid excess use of hair dryers and hair straighteners in winters. In case, you have a very busy schedule and you can't do without a dryer, just adjust its setting to a lower point, which will take a bit longer for your hair to dry up but you can get better results.


Say No To Chemicals

During winters, the use of chemicals on your hair can be very harsh, particularly if they contain peroxides. So, in order to prevent dry hair, be very careful and check for the ingredients before using any chemical treatments on your hair.


Don’t Use Hot Water To Rinse Your Tresses

Well, it is understood that the winter winds are biting and you may love to pour hot water to rinse your hair. However, you may not know that hot water may dry out your hair and damage your hair cuticles, which can cause hair breakage. Thus, always wash your hair with lukewarm water to prevent dryness and also to increase the moisture.


Don’t Avoid Haircuts

Dry ends can only be avoided if you get regular hair trims. Make sure to get your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks. Regular hair trims not only help you get rid of your dry ends, but they are awesome for your hair growth as well.

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    Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2016, 8:00 [IST]
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