What do you think of when you hear the word winter? Blankets? Christmas? New Year? Or hair fall?
If your answer is hair fall, then you’re not alone. Winter can make your hair fall even more pronounced. The cold air makes your scalp dry up due to a lack of moisture. With no moisture in your hair, it becomes very brittle and prone to breakage, thus causing a range of different hair issues. Most of which lead to weaker roots and therefore, hair fall.
So, is there any solution to it? Yes, there are a lot of hair care remedies you may opt for to keep your hair healthy and strong. But first, let’s try understanding the different hair problems in winter! So that we’re able to find the perfect solution for it too.
Now that we have understood the different hair problems, we all face during winters, let’s get into the remedies which can help us alleviate them. Given that the holidays may give us a little more time to kick back and indulge in selfcare sessions, these remedies will give you something to be super excited about.
Even though you may be tempted to pump the heat in your showers during winters, do not use hot water to wash your hair. This can dry your scalp and make it excessively itchy, thus weakening the roots of your hair. Besides, your hair cuticles don't close properly if you use hot water, making you more susceptible to hair fall. So, always keep in mind to use cold or lukewarm water.
It's always good to be gentle in life, right? It's also the same when it comes to your hair! If you want your hair to be healthy, you must use gentle pressure while massaging the scalp as well as the roots of your hair. This massage will help you increase the blood circulation on your head, stimulating hair growth. Also, never use your nails to massage your head, as it only promotes hair fall.
There is a misconception that washing your hair daily is a good practice. On the contrary, it can cause more harm than good during winters. Washing it three times a week enough to keep it healthy, beautiful and strong.
So, winter or no winter, what are the foods you absolutely need to have? Protein rich foods, foods with essential nutrients and foods that help you maintain a balanced diet are critical. Also, it is best to avoid excessive sugar and over-processed starchy items like pasta, bread, cakes, among others, if you want to promote healthy hair growth.
You can start by including spinach, sunflower seeds, salmon, beetroot, oats, chicken, eggs, lentils and so on, in your diet. These will provide the perfect balance of nutrition your hair needs.
However, in winters, it is always better to look for hydrating shampoos and conditioners as they make your hair smooth and manageable. Look for naturally enriching ingredients that help you battle hair fall and restore the moisture. Pantene’s Hairfall Control Shampoo and Conditioner are packed with natural Pro-Vitamin B5 as well as fermented rice water, both of which work together to control hair fall and make your hair feel healthy inside out.
So, what are you waiting for? Equipped with all this info on winter home hacks, it’s now time to enjoy the coziest season of the year with fabulous open hair and hair fall free days!
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