Tips To Keep Your Hair Healthy, Shiny and Smooth Through Winter
Winter is here; the days are getting shorter, temperatures are dipping and nature is changing its course. It’s time to start drinking hot beverages, celebrate Christmas and enjoy chilly days. Winters are fun, but it is also the time to protect yourself from the harsh weather to remain hale and hearty. But should that stop you from looking good? With just a few minor changes in your daily beauty regimen you can achieve all that and more. Just dodge the chemical-loaded beauty products and go totally organic—organic skin products, organic hair products, even organic hair colour. Since applying a natural hair color can be the best way to protect your stylized look.
Just like your skin, your hair also needs protection from the freezing temperatures to stay soft and healthy. Especially since the cold weather can turn your hair and scalp dry, rough, flaky and prone to breakage. So, this winter, give your hair a separate ‘care plan’ and see how it works wonders for beautifying your personality. Minimize the winter effects and embrace the season.
How to protect your hair from cold weather conditions?
- Say ‘NO’ to frequent hair washes.
Natural oils keep the scalp and hair moisturized protecting them from the cold weather during winters. Washing your hair frequently with chemical-loaded shampoos could wash away the natural oils and damage your natural hair colour too while causing scalp irritations and dryness. Extend the time between your hair washes. Also, use a chemical-free organic shampoo to preserve the natural moisture balance of your hair.
- Say ‘NO’ to heat styling.
Hair remains dry and delicate during the colder months. Refrain from heat styling as the heat from the hairdryer will draw out the moisture from your hair, making them brittle and increasing their chances of breaking away. Opt for air drying and embrace the natural texture of your hair. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise with your look. Natural hair dye is always a good option for covering your greys, highlighting some portions or just changing colour. Use an organic hair color, a few drops of organic hair oil to tame frizz and experiment with heat-less styles like buns, ponytails and twists. Honestly, you’ll not regret it.
- Moisturize your hair carefully during winters.
Your scalp and hair can get dry and itchy due to the cold weather and indoor heating. And if you like to colour your hair, scalp issues like irritation, flakiness and dandruff may aggravate, leading to hair fall. So, the best way to protect your hair is to switch to an organic hair colour. To combat dryness effectively, add hair oil massages to your winter hair care routine. Nourishing oils like coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil are suitable for hot oil massages to replenish the required moisture during winter. These oils penetrate the hair shaft, keep the hair moisturized, prevent them from breakage and darken your natural hair color, thereby delaying premature greying.
- Do not step out with hair wet.
Winter weather affects wet or damp hair more adversely. Cold air expands the hair shafts and weakens them, making the hair more prone to breakage. It may also lead to color fading. Do not leave home with wet hair. Dry your hair completely before stepping out. After showers, give some extra time for air drying your hair. You can also modify your winter care routine according to your outdoor work schedule. And, if you include an organic hair color in your winter hair care routine it could do you a lot of good..
Do coloured hair requires special attention in winters?
Though everyone’s hair types differ, everyone must treat their hair gently during winters. The above tips work for coloured hair also, but treating hair with carefulness is particularly important if your skin is allergy-prone or highly sensitive, or if you have fragile or damaged hair/ scalp.
Doctors recommend a natural hair dye for sensitive-skinned people. If you are allergy-prone or have sensitive skin, then ‘Indus Valley New Hypoallergenic Aqua Colour’ is the go-to organic hair dye. Crafted especially for those people who have allergy-prone or highly-sensitive skin, this natural hair color works best for those who cannot tolerate chemicals on their skin, or for people allergic to chemical-based hair dyes.
Skin allergies are mostly caused from exposure to chemicals like paraphenylenediamine (PPD) in generic hair dyes. Indus Valley New Hypoallergenic Aqua Colour contains no PPD and therefore causes no allergies. It offers a unique hair colouring alternative for those who want to be free from allergic reactions caused by chemicals based hair colours. This organic hair color is ideal for those who do not want to put artificial chemicals in their hair and scalp.
Super-enriched with 8 organic hair care herbs collected from organic farms, indigo, henna, manjistha, and chamomile work as the main colouring agents, and as healing agents in combination with senna leaf, amla, brahmi and fenugreek. However, being an all-natural hair colour, its colouration results appear a bit slowly. Moreover, if you have had prior colouring treatments or bleaching, it might take a few re-applications to upgrade the colour, tone and texture of your hair. The colour imparted stays visible for up to 4 to 8 washes. You can pick from 4 exotic shades: black, dark brown, medium brown and light brown offered by New Hypoallergenic Aqua Colour.
Talk to our hair colour and care experts for more on the topic.
Wishing that you take care of yourself and enjoy the winter season!