In addition to caring for your body in the winter months, you should really pay attention to hair care! As the weather cools down and becomes drier, you may begin to experience issues such as itchy scalp or fuzzy hair. If you’re not sure how to care for your hair, Serendipity House has some tips for hair care during this season change and 5 recommendations for European and American organic shampoo and conditioners. Continue reading to learn more about these recommendations!
Why do you need to pay extra attention to your hair in the fall and winter months?
As temperature and humidity levels begin to drop during winter months, your scalp and hair will become dehydrated, resulting in oily scalp and malnutrition. More damage may be caused if you are using incorrect or inappropriate hair-washing routines that will lead to problems such as itchy scalp, hair loss, dry hair, and other common winter hair issues.
Winter Hair Care Tip 1: Gentle hair and scalp cleansing
You might experience itchy scalp and dandruff problems in the winter months. While your instinct may be to use hot water and stronger dandruff shampoo, these misconceptions will actually lead to further irritation of the scalp and dry out your hair. Use warm water that is close to the natural body temperature (37-40 degrees C) to avoid harming your follicles. Using strong hair products in attempts to battle itchy scalp actually washes away natural protective oils. We recommend using natural organic hair cleansing products to avoid irritating the scalp with the added chemicals.
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Winter Hair Care Tip 2: Switch to natural moisturizing hair cleaning products
Your itchy scalp may be caused by irritation from using strong hair cleansing products, or it might be due to overly nursing conditioners. Some conditioning products on the market add chemicals to mimic smoothing and shining effects which actually damage your hair’s health. Another reason for itchy scalp may be using the same products in the summer and winter seasons. As the humidity level drops, the same products may not be able to maintain equal nursing and moisturizing effects. Serendipity House suggests using a natural moisturizing conditioner to care for your hair and scalp. Remember to only apply the conditioner to the middle and ends of your hair to avoid clogging your hair follicles and causing buildup.
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Winter Hair Care Tip 3: Use proper hair drying technique
Is it better to allow natural drying or blow drying during the winter? Both methods have their loyal supporters, but both methods are incorrect ways of drying your hair. If you allow your hair to dry naturally, your scalp will be exposed to cold air which can cause irritation. Using hot hair to blow dry your hair immediately after washing can also damage your hair. The proper way to care for your hair is to blow dry your hair with warm air around 60 degrees C within 5 minutes after washing your hair. Make sure to keep the hair dryer 10-15 cm away from your hair. You may apply hair oils or hair essences to the ends of your hair before blow-drying to prevent frizzy hair.
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Winter Hair Care Tip 4: Start a weekly hair mask routine
Does your hair care routine only consist of using conditioner and hair oils? Both of these products only cover the hair. Just like your skincare routine, you need to nourish more than the surface. You should also use a mask for your hair to ensure that the nutrients reach the center of your hair and repair your damaged hair. We suggest using a hair mask once a week. Clean and dry your hair and apply the hair mask gently. Rinse the mask off after ten minutes to achieve healthy and smooth hair.
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