Frizzy hair to itchy scalp, here’s how to tackle winter dryness

Winter is bad both for hair and skin. Here are 10 simple ways in which you can manage your winter woes. Many of these can be done at home.

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 28, 2016 11:04 IST
Hair,Essential oils,Dandruff
Dandruff, itchy scalp, frizzy hair and patchy skin are some of the most common problems faced during winters.(Shutterstock)

Winters are never easy to deal with, particularly when it comes to your skin and hair. For instance, it is a bad idea to rinse your hair with hot water or use a hair spray with high alcohol content. Here are a few more basic things that you can follow to make your hair and skin look beautiful.

Shailesh Moolya, of Lakmé Salon shares few tips:

1)Say no to dandruff: The reason for an itchy scalp with flaky dandruff is the low moisture in the air. Opt for a good anti dandruff spa treatment that not only takes care of the dandruff but also takes care of the hair. A good home care product that helps to combat dandruff is a must.

Use a good home care product to wash your hair and to deal with itchy scalp. (Shutterstock)

2)Bid adieu to frizzy hair: Never rinse your hair with hot water as it develops more roughness. Use luke warm water instead. Comb your hair with a brush made from plastic and boar bristles. A layer of leave-in conditioner over the hair will also help retain smoothness for a long duration.

3)Styling precautions: Try not to use a hair spray with high alcohol content. This can make your hair brittle and dry. You will also have to avoid using curlers and irons on your hair especially during the winter.

Avoid using curlers and irons.

4)Combat hair dehydration: Exposure to the sun, harsh weather and cold winds take away the moisture from your hair and you must take precautions to prevent this. Use scarves, hats and other such accessories while going out. They will keep the moisture in your strands intact and minimize its loss.

Use scarves and hats to protect your hair from harsh weather.

5)Turn hair static to fantastic: Taming unwanted hair fly-aways is now easier. You can use some conditioner or leave in products on your hair. The hair conditioner will add moisture to your hair and this will help cut back on static and won’t allow your hair to become brittle and dry.

Hair spa sessions, regular application of conditioners and oiling help in keeping hair static at bay. (Shutterstock)

6)Organic care: Organic products and essential oils are good for scalp or hair. Get a massage with essential oils and choose an organic spa for your hair. You will find that your hair will get stronger and shinier with the use of natural products.

Organic products and essential oils are great for the scalp. (Shutterstock)

7)Wash away: Wash your face daily with a mild face wash and apply a toner as it’s important to keep your pores closed and skin cool. Even if you’ve been home all day, it’s important to clean your skin twice daily. Cleansing and moisturizing your skin before sleeping is an absolute must.

Cleansing and moisturizing your skin before sleeping is an absolute must.

8)Befriend a makeup remover: Always and always remove your makeup before sleeping. Even though it might be a late night party, always come back and use a gentle and moisturizing make-up remover to clean off your makeup.

Never sleep with makeup on, no matter how tired you are.

9)Moisturizing is the key: Don’t make the mistake of skipping the moisturizing routine as it’s essential for your skin to remain hydrated. However, if you find your regular moisturizer too oily, go for a water-based one.

A well-nourished skin is the best makeup. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

10) Exfoliate every week: It important to exfoliate your skin as it removes dead skin and improves blood circulation to the face.

Use masks to remove dead skin. (HT PHOTO)

First Published: Nov 28, 2016 11:00 IST