Cold, dry days call for better self-care. It doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming, to keep your winter hair looking natural. What is important is that you give your scalp proper care and moisturization, so it doesn’t get dry and frizzy, develop split ends, or result in hair loss.
Try these natural oils, conditioning treatments, and cold-weather tips to keep your winter hair looking and feeling fantastic.
Deep Conditioning Treatments
These help the hair’s moisture to stay replenished through those dry, winter months, and you can try a variety of treatments. Natural hair masks are especially helpful in conditioning your scalp and delicate strands. Try the following effective ones!
Olive oil hair mask
Especially good with those who suffer dull-looking and dry hair. Simply heat the olive oil for two minutes, and if you want it to smell extra fragrant, mix with lavender oil. Massage the oil into the hair roots, continuing to the ends of your tresses. Leave overnight before rinsing in the morning.
Aloe Vera Gel Moisturizer Mask
Pure aloe vera gel, either directly from the plant or bought in bottled variety, is a miracle essence! Mix one spoon of lemon juice with the gel and apply it as a hair mask. Cover your head with a simple shower cap for around 30 minutes, and then wash it out.
Chamomile Tea with Lemon Remedy
Blondes will love the color boost from this natural mix. Cool some chamomile tea, add lemon juice, then rinse it out after just a few minutes. See the glossy difference this natural mix makes!
Avocado flesh mixed with olive oil can be applied to your washed hair, much the same way you use a normal conditioner. Leave to set for up to an hour, then rinse very thoroughly, making sure there are no little bits of avocado pieces left. Your hair will feel extra moisturized and soft.
More Love for Your Hair This Winter
You don’t have to over-wash your hair in the winter time. It’s okay to let winter hair go a few days without a shampoo, as some shampoos and soaps have the tendency to strip your strands of their natural moisture. Go easy when blow drying or even combing your hair, using a wide-toothed comb when it is wet—be careful not to yank and break your strands!
You can also use Vitamin E to massage your scalp if it starts to feel dry and itchy in these colder months. Tea tree oil is another popular natural ingredient, known to help soothe an itchy scalp.
Apple cider vinegar has so many uses, but one that most people don’t think of is using it as an after-wash for your hair! Always be gentle when applying new hair masks.
You might have to try a few different treatments before finding the perfect one that works for you. Don’t worry; everybody’s hair is different, and we all need personalized care, depending on our hair type.
Wigs for Hair Replacement
If you find that your winter hair can’t be properly managed during this time, and you are experiencing hair loss, another simple solution is the use of wigs, or hair extensions. There’s nothing wrong with trying something different to change up your look! See what works for you and your head, and just have fun with it!
In most areas of the country, winter weather means dry skin and a dry scalp. A dry scalp can lead to more serious issues. Symptoms of an unhealthy scalp and causes of hair loss can be dry brittle hair or an itchy dry scalp. At the New Look Institute, our staff is dedicated to delivering an unparalleled level of care that places an unwavering focus on your individual hair loss concerns, comfort, and privacy. To schedule a free hair and scalp analysis call us at (408) 279-4247 or to contact us via email click here.
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