Winter care tips for your hair
Protect your hair from the cold weather!
Winters are truly here – and how! If you are feeling the drying effects of the cold on your skin and hair, you’re not alone. You already know how winters can adversely affect your skin, but did you know that the cold weather can be equally damaging for your hair as well?
Does your hair feel drier and limper?
Has your hair been looking duller?
Are you spotting more than usual number of split ends?
Have you noticed an increase in dry flakes and dandruff?
Well, these are all common complaints for most of us during the harsh winter months. The good news, however, is that with a little bit of care and a couple of extra steps to your hair care routine, you can soon restore your hair’s health to make it glossy and silky once again.
Before we move on to the steps needed to ensure gorgeous tresses during the colder months of the year, let’s begin by understanding how the winters affect your hair and rob them of health.
Dry and dull hair
During winters, your hair finds it harder to retain moisture. Not only does that make it drier and duller, it also makes it more brittle. This in turn means lacklustre hair that is prone to breakage and split ends.
While your stylish winter wardrobe definitely helps you up your Instagram game, unfortunately, the static from all the woollen pullovers and coats can lead to frizzy hair. The best way to combat static-induced frizzy, dry hair is to make sure your hair is hydrated.
Missing your voluminous, shiny hair? You’re not alone. During the winters, many people, especially those with oily hair, will notice that their mane looks especially limp and weighed-down. This is because of the lack of humidity in the air to plump it up.
Perhaps the most common complaint during winters is a dry, flaky scalp. A flaky scalp can be itchy and embarrassing, and those pesky white specks on your woollies look positively embarrassing from up close or in close ups. Still, the good news is that it is not untreatable.
All of these factors, combined with harmful effects of smog (a winter terror for sure) plus the increased use of hot water and hair dryers during winters can strip your hair of its protective oils, expose it to onslaught of free radicals and leave it dull and damaged.
Here are some things you can do to make sure your hair is nourished and healthy during the winters:
1. Oil is your best friend
This is a beauty secret from your grandma that has stood the test of time. The best way to keep your hair nourished is to oil it regularly. Whether you have dry hair or oily hair, it tends to look duller during winters. Well, regular oiling will not only help keep it nourished, it will also help you fight the dreaded flaky scalp.
We recommend that you use a natural, botanical oil to rejuvenate your hair. Most hair oils have an ingredient list that includes mineral oil (also called paraffin oil, baby oil, petrolatum or liquid paraffin). Mineral oil, a cheap derivative of crude petroleum is said to combat dryness, but it can actually affect your hair adversely by clogging up pores and acting merely as a heavy lubricant that does not get absorbed by the hair or skin.
We recommend Wow Skin Science 10 In 1 Miracle Hair Oil. This superb hair oil is made up of only botanical seed oils, plant essential oils and plant extracts, which means that not it is totally free of mineral oil; it also contains nature’s power to revive and rejuvenate hair –from roots to tips. Use this oil on your hair regularly to see how it breathes life into dandruff-prone and lifeless hair.
2. Choose the right shampoo
It goes without saying that your hair needs extra hydration to protect it from the drying winters. It may not be a bad idea then to shake up your hair care routine and invest in a special hydrating and frizz-defying shampoo.
WOW Skin Science Total Radiance Shampoo is enriched with Argan Milk made using pure Moroccan Argan Oil, which is among the most hair nourishing botanicals known to mankind. Use this shampoo to deliver a much-needed boost of nourishment and hydration and see how your dry and dull hair is restored to its shining glory.
3. Give extra care with a conditioner
If there was ever a time to use a moisturizing conditioner, it’s during the winter months. A good conditioner is an extra step to your hair care routine that your hair will thank you for. It will deliver extra hydration to your hair while also combating frizzy hair induced by static.
WOW Skin Science Hair Conditioner will deliver deep moisture to your hair. It is made of nourishing ingredients like Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Wheat Protein and Virgin Coconut to keep your hair soft and silky.
4. Pamper with a hair revitalizer/hair serum
For extra hair protection at any time, especially before any heat styling (extra damaging for hair), your hair needs a protective pampering treatment that will help retain healthy moisture. You should use a quality hair revitalizer or hair serum.
We recommend WOW Skin Science 10-in-1 Miracle Hair Revitalizer. This totally non-greasy, quick drying formulation contains several trusted and clinically proven hair loving bioactives – Extracts of Safflower, Amla, Horse Chestnut, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Lemon, plus Vitamins A, B5, B7, E & F. Just spray, comb and your hair is protected from elements.