1. Eat a healthy diet
Wait a minute; isn’t this supposed to be an article about hair care for winter? Yes, and your diet play a significant role here. As seasons change so make our diet habits. During winter, you are more likely to eat unhealthy foods such as carb- and fat-rich products while intake of vegetables and fruits is deficient. Unhealthy diet has a massive impact on your overall health, skin, and hair.
Evidence shows that nutritional factors affect hair directly. If you focus on unhealthy foods, your hair won’t get much-needed nutrients. This could lead to hair loss, which is something you want to avoid. Studies reveal that consumption of nutritional supplements can speed up hair loss and you shouldn’t take them unless you have a deficiency in some nutrient. Therefore, the first step toward sexy and robust hair this winter is to go for healthy diet choices.
2. Normalize sebum production
Every time you wash your hair the natural sebum (oil) is washed away entirely. Now, add the lack of sebum to harsh temperatures outside, and the result is obvious – dry hair and scalp. Dryness could also lead to dandruff, which makes you feel uncomfortable. It’s easy to overcome this problem; you need to normalize sebum production. Use apple cider vinegar while rinsing your hair. If you have oily skin, then opt for milk. What to expect? Using apple cider vinegar/ dairy eliminates dirt, dust, balances pH levels of hair follicles, and it makes your hair shine.
3. Drink tea
When it comes to hair care, regardless of the season, your daily habits play a role in the quality of your hair. Numerous theories suggest that winter is associated with male pattern baldness. One approach is that we tend to shed hair as the weather becomes colder while another possible explanation is that the sun’s radiation inflames hair follicles thus causing shedding months later. Plus, you sweat more in summer and sebum production nourishes your scalp.
Regardless of the actual cause, there’s a lot you can do about it, and a straightforward solution is to drink tea. One study tested the effect of tea polyphenols on hair growth and divided mice into two groups. About 33% of animals from the “tea group” experienced increased hair growth unlike their counterparts from the second group which didn’t receive tea polyphenols.
4. Olive oil for supple hair
Cold winter air makes your hair appear dull and lifeless. An easy way to solve this problem is to mix a few drops of olive oil with a little bit of your hair conditioner. Apply the mixture to your hair, the same way you apply conditioner, and rinse in a few minutes. This simple tip will make your hair supple, shiny, and smooth again. Plus, it nourishes scalp during cold winter time.
5. Coconut oil to the rescue
Dandruff is a common problem in both men and women during winter. As you are already aware, it happens due to dry scalp. Dandruff itself isn’t dangerous, and it’s not some primary source of concern, but it makes you feel insecure. The last thing you want is to worry about this issue at Christmas parties. If you want to get rid of dandruff naturally, the only thing you need for this problem is to add coconut oil to the hair care routine. Rub warm organic oil directly onto your scalp and keep it for 15 minutes before you go and take a shower. Coconut oil has moisturizing effects that will nourish your scalp and prevent it from drying out.
6. Dry shampoo for post-hat hair
We wear hats during winter to protect ourselves, at least to some extent, from harsh temperatures and cold winds. Wearing beanies too much can make your hair greasy, and scalp gets sweaty and itchy. Of course, it would be stupid to say you must never wear a hat. But, you can add volume and revive the post-hat hair with a dry shampoo. Walk into any store, and you will find this type of shampoo. Apply the product to the roots of your hair, leave for five minutes, and gently brush through.
7. Include nutrients for hair growth into your diet
As we have already established, the menu has a significant influence on your hair. Not only should you avoid unhealthy foods, but you should also consume minerals, amino acids, and vitamins for hair growth. The good thing is, you can quickly obtain these nutrients through your diet.
For example, the British Journal of Dermatology published a study which found that vitamin B5 increases the diameter of individual, existing terminal scalp fibers and it thickened them. As a result, hair gets stronger thanks to the ability to withstand force without breaking.
Other nutrients for hair growth are Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin D.
8. Mid-length hair for winter
Your hairstyle can make or break all the effort you are making. During winter, you need a hairstyle that you can easily control in snow, rain, and wind. That’s why you should go for a textured mid-length style. It doesn’t involve too much hassle; you can easily control it. Try using a conditioner regularly and make sure hair is dehydrated before you leave the house. Otherwise, you’d have to deal with flakiness.
9. Control flyaway hair
Flyaway hair isn’t something that bothers women only; men can deal with it regardless of the length. You look at yourself in the mirror, and you notice it seems messy, especially in winter. Tame your hair by putting 2-3 drops of avocado oil or vitamin E on your hands and running fingers through the hair.
It can be difficult for men to find valuable and useful hair care tips, but this article provided nine secure solutions. Your hair depends significantly on your lifestyle, meaning you should favor healthy nutrition. Treat your hair with nourishing ingredients, and it will thank you for remaining strong regardless of the cold temperatures.