The weather is getting chilly day by day which means the season of hot chocolates and cozy clothes is round the corner. This season can be a little bit hard for our immune system and body. We take care of our body by eating. The harsh climate and the brisk weather make it difficult to maintain healthy hair.
Issues like dandruff, hair fall, dry hair, fizziness arise in this climate. This is because Hair absorbs moisture from its surroundings which means the dryness of hair is indirectly proportionate to the temperature of its surroundings. We must take proper care of it in order to maintain healthy and lustrous hair. Let’s talk about some ways we can protect our hair from this cold weather and help them grow beautifully even in the frosty season.
Styling hair in a protective way
Hair needs to be protected from the very roots to the end. One can style hair in a way that helps it protect from the area around. Style your hair in an updo like buns, braids, or any other creative style. This helps the hair from not tangling which decreases the hair breakage. Comb thoroughly while doing your hair in order to increase blood circulation which in turn increases hair growth.
Do not forget to oil your hair regularly. Oiling helps to reduce dryness and thus also reduces the chances of hair getting frizzy, dry, or brittle. Dry hair leads to hair fall. Oiling the hair may seems like a bothersome task to do but it not only helps to reduce some hair problems, it also makes hair healthy, shiny and smooth. Make sure you massage your scalp when applying oil as massaging helps blood circulation and makes roots stronger. It also helps activate hair follicles thus helping new growth. You can use coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil or any other natural oil for healthy locks.
Use less styling appliances
We tend to use heat to style our hair, for example, we straighten our hair using a straightener or curl our locks using some curling iron. all these appliances give out a large amount of heat that damages the hair. The heat used by these gadgets removes moisture from hair which leads to rapid hair loss, creation of brittle hair, and breakage of protein present in hair strands. Use less heat gadgets in order to maintain healthy hair in this weather. Use heat protection while using these in order to minimize the damage. If possible, try to air dry your hair but be wary about the weather outside as wet hair in cold weather may turn the hair brittle and break apart.
A healthy diet
Hair requires nutrients and minerals. Create a diet that helps replenish the proteins, vitamins and minerals. deficiency of these makes hair weak and thus leads to excessive hair loss. Increase intake of iron, omega 3, proteins and vitamin c. Some food items you can have are fish, tofu, avocado, walnuts, almonds, spinach, lentils and many more. You should also avoid certain food items in order to maintain healthy strands. Fast foods, sodas, liquor being some of the foods on the list of goods to avoid eating for healthy hair.
Keep yourself hydrated
Eating healthy alone won’t ensure healthy hair. Hydration places a large role in it. Drinking enough or more will help keep the hair hydrated and reduce certain hair problems. It will reduce dryness and make the hair strands less dull. Not enough water may lead to hair breakage as the roots become weak and dry due to less water content present to nourish them. Thus, hydration keeps hair in good shape and encourages hair growth with a reduction in hair issues such as itchy scalps or dandruff or even split ends.
These are some of the ways you can protect your hair. Stressing about hair can also damage those hair strands, so, do not take much stress about your hair, just adapt a simple, short hair routine and see how much wonder it does in just a small amount of time. Style your healthy, shiny hair in different hairdos this festive season and enjoy the season to the fullest.