Just when your hair had finally adapted to the crisp autumn weather, came winter. Suddenly your locks have frizz, dryness, dullness, and a general lack of smoothness. Whether you blame it on the cold breeze, indoor heating systems, hot showers, or the use of blow dryers, winter weather makes your hair prone to breakage, damage, and roughness.
In order to promote your hair’s health and wellbeing to cope with the harsh weather of cooler months, you have to level up your hair care game—which starts with hydration.
Before you jump in to find ways to hydrate your hair, understand why it is important.
Why Does Your Hair Need Hydration During Winters?
Hydrating the hair is important for several reasons. You need hydration to soothe scalp irritations, tame flyaway strands, increase shine, and improve overall hair vitality. Especially in the dryness-fueled atmosphere of the winters, your hair craves hydration even more.
Here are the reasons why:
We all know that the skin becomes dry and rough in the cold months. But have you ever tried to understand why? It is because of the low humidity in the air. Low humidity means the water content in the air is less than the healthy level. When the air is dry, it tries to pull moisture from any source in its reach, including your body, skin, and hair—hence increased dryness and dullness.
Nothing can beat the therapeutic bliss of a hot shower on a cold, chilly day. While the hot water gives your body and muscles a soothing rest, it deprives your hair and scalp of its natural oils. The hair’s natural oils fortify its strength and wellbeing and maintain its shine and vibrancy. Excessive and continuous use of hot water removes the natural oils, leaving your hair looking frizzy, lifeless, and weak.
We tend to decrease our water intake in the winters, which goes on to affect hair health. Just like your body, skin, and muscles, the hair needs hydration and nourishment to stay in its healthiest condition.
Each of your hair strands is composed of one-quarter of water. Lack of hydration leads to unhealthy, dry, and dull strands that are vulnerable to the damage of external aggressors. Increasing your water intake and keeping your hair hydrated with moisturizing ingredients help preserve its volume, thickness, and overall wellness.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that heating tools are never good for your hair’s wellbeing in any season. Although in winters, when you want to dry your hair as soon as possible, healing tools and blow dryers seem to be the quickest hack. But what we don’t realize in the hurry is the heat from the tools breaks down the hair’s natural proteins and oils, leaving them looking dry, brittle, and flat. Allow your locks to air dry, it may be time-consuming, but the gloss and resilience are worth the wait.
How to Hydrate the Hair in Winters
Oils are the universe’s answer to moisturization. Natural oils are an excellent source of nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants that promote a healthy scalp and silky smooth tresses. On top of that, oiling helps with styling, grooming, and maintaining shine and strength.
The choice of the oil you use is yours. However, Fractionated coconut oil is a popular option as it suits most hair types and is non-greasy. It contains medium-chain fatty acids and vitamin E that promote long and luscious locks and a hydrated scalp.
For extra dry hair, use Jamaican Castor Oil that has thick viscosity and supreme moisturizing powers. It soothes dry and flaky scalp, enhances resilience, and imparts sheen and luster to weak and brittle strands.
- For styling, apply a few drops of hair oil from mid-lengths to ends.
- To hydrate the scalp, take a generous amount of your and massage for several minutes then leave it on for 30-40 minutes.
- Rinse with shampoo afterward.
- Oil your scalp at least twice a week to improve overall scalp wellness.
Also, here is a guide on carrier oils. Learn what carrier oils are and why we use them.
Yes, the use of regular conditioners after the shampoos replenish the moisture loss. But a deep conditioner is a nutrient-packed and antioxidant-enriched treatment that returns your locks to their natural glory. It adds visible volume, thickness, and vitality to the lifeless tresses, leaving them looking much stronger and silkier than before.
We recommend the intensely moisturizing Coconut Oil Hair Mask that provides you with the hair-nurturing benefits of shea butter, argan oil, coconut oil, vitamin E, with ginger extract. It fortifies your hair from the roots, increases its elasticity, and leaves it with a renewed and refreshed look.
- Apply on freshly washed, towel-dried, damp hair.
- Take a generous amount of the mask.
- Massage it from roots to ends.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Then rinse with water afterward.
- Use it once a week.
We know that no hair type has the exact needs and concerns, and it is crucial to learn what suits you. To update your hair care regimen for the changing weather conditions in the winter, you require top-notch products. Lucky for you, Majestic pure’s carefully crafted haircare collection has something special for all hair types for every season. Visit our store to find the one made for you! That too, made with pure, natural, and effective ingredients without sulfate and paraben.
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