Winter is almost here. As much as you’re looking forward to the chilly mornings, hot chocolates, and extra holidays, there are a few things about winters that are not very festive or pleasant.
One of the most overlooked things in that list is the plight of your hair. Just like the winter skin is bereft of moisture, it reflects on your hair as well, and it ends up being dry, brittle, and lifeless.
However, there are ways in which it can be taken care of without much effort. Here are 4 easy, but effective things to do every day, that will ensure that your hair stays soft, healthy, glossy, and dandruff-free in the freezing weather.
1. Don’t wash your hair every day
Washing your hair every day will strip it off its natural oils. So, dryness will increase. The low moisture in the air will only make it worse. Also, washing hair in the winter, and not immediately drying it afterwards can make sure that you fall sick.
2. Shampoo or not, don’t forget to condition
Every time you wash your hair, with or without shampoo, it gets dry. The only immediate way for you to replenish some of that moisture is conditioning it regularly.
3. Regulate the temperature of the water you use to wash your hair
Yes, it feels great to stand under that flaming shower. It almost doubles up as a hug. But don’t indulge in that all the time. Hot water is neither good for your hair, nor your skin. Warm water is fine, but don’t go overboard. Even if you use a lot of hot water, try rinsing your hair once in cold water to help retain the moisture.
4. Use a mild anti dandruff shampoo and lemon water rinse
Whenever you shampoo, make sure it’s a mild anti-dandruff one. Also, every time you wash your hair, try using a lemon rinse to finish it off. Add the juice of one lemon to about a liter of water, and rinse your hair and scalp with it. It will help your scalp stay dandruff-free, and make your hair glossy.