10 WAYS TO AVOID HAIR FALL IN WINTERS
It’s natural for our body to react to the changing weather. You could look at it like a defence mechanism that the body has generated to prepare us for the change in weather. For people who live in tropical regions, like India these changes are more visible during winters. As these bodily reactions are way too common they have been more or less accepted. But it doesn’t have to be so. Some of the changes that our body faces are not for our protection but because of the damage the winter has caused. Excessive hair fall in winters is one such issue that women across the country face. However, even though hair fall is common in winter it can be reversed with nourishing hair care rituals. But before we delve into those rituals, let’s first understand the causes behind winter hair fall problems.
In winters, the air gets dry, pumping the moisture out of your hair, making it dry and brittle. This damages your hair, sometimes causing breakage and at other times leading to split ends. Eventually, hair weakens, thus translating to increased hair fall. Additionally, most people tend to use a lot of heavy products to style their hair. This can cause more harm than good, making hair weigh down and grow weak. It’s best to avoid heat-styling during winters too, as these procedures add to dryness and eventually cause hair fall. In some cases, an excessive dry scalp during winters causes dandruff, which in turn leads to weak roots and therefore, hair fall. Thus, the causes of hair fall during winters can be manifold, however, the remedies are few, common, yet efficient. Read on to find out.
The reasons for hairfall in winter might seem very natural and difficult to deal with. However, simple winter hair care home remedies can help control hair fall efficiently. So go ahead and use these tips as inspiration to design your own hair care routine, this season, for flawlessly strong hair.
With people turning towards natural methods for health, fitness and beauty, natural masks for hair have become pretty popular too. Countless benefits, affordability, and ready availability make them a must-try option. Some of the most popular hair mask ingredients are bananas, eggs and yoghurt, honey, etc. All you have to do is make a paste of these natural ingredients and massage them onto your hair. Let the mask sit under a shower cap to avoid the mess all over your home. Then wash it off with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner.
Cool water for your shower:
Who doesn’t love a relaxing hot water bath in winters but if it becomes the cause of hair fall, then does it really remain relaxing anymore? Hot water strips your hair of its natural oils and moisture, making it look dry and feel brittle. What’s more? Your hair becomes overly porous, thus becoming susceptible to breakage and even hair fall. Hence, it’s always advisable to use lukewarm, if not cool water to wash to rinse your hair.
No heat styling:
If you are losing hair in winters, heat styling is the last thing your hair needs. Heat styling can aggravate hair fall by stripping your hair of all the essential nutrition and moisture making it brittle and nutrition deficient. The damage done by heat styling is mostly irreversible. It can take months and years to give your hair all the moisture back, if heat styling is done regularly on your hair. That’s why it’s best to avoid it. If at all it is necessary, it’s advisable to use a heat protectant before styling. Pantene Open Hair Miracle is one such heat protectant that locks in the moisture and nutrition your hair needs and protects it from the damage of heat styling. In fact, its Pro-Vitamin B5 formula also ensures your hair gets all the strength it needs with just a walnut-sized amount.
Say no to chemical treatments:
Chemical treatments do no good to your hair. They strip your hair of all the essential oils and nutrition. Before we understand the damage, chemical treatments do to our hair, we need to understand a little bit about our hair strands. Every hair strand has a naturally occurring chain of keratin. Chemical treatments often involve layering hair with strong chemicals and applying heat, which can disturb this chain. Therefore, such treatments can cause structural damage to hair that’s often irreversible. That’s why, winter or no winter, it is advisable to avoid such treatments as much as possible.
In winters your hair is constantly battling the dry weather. It faces a lot of difficulties and loses most of the moisture. One thing you can do to keep your hair nourished and moisturized throughout the day is to use a leave-in conditioner. Pantene Open Hair Miracle is one such leave-in conditioner that can protect your hair from all the winter hair fall troubles. Pantene Open Hair Miracle provides your hair with essential nutrition while giving it the volume that you require.
It’s important to understand that your hair is a part of your body and like any other part of your body, your hair receives nutrition from the food you eat. Hence, it’s imperative for you to have food that is filled with essential nutrients like protein, biotin, vitamins, minerals, etc. This will not only improve your hair but also your overall health. It’s also important to have at least 12 glasses of water daily, especially in winters because the dry weather takes away all the moisture and drinking enough water is the best way to give your hair back the moisture it needs.
In winters the air is dry outside as well as inside your home. The heating systems in the home make the air very arid and cause it to lose all the moisture. However, steam can resolve this issue for you. Use humidifiers that replenish the air with moisture making it good for your skin and hair. You could also do occasional steam baths. This is a very simple yet effective option that can go a long way in replenishing your hair with the much-needed moisture in the winters.
Your hair is bound to form split ends when you wait it out long between two haircuts and during winters this problem gets even worse. It’s better to get a trim when winter sets in and avoid split ends which cause your hair to break and grow weak.
Avoid stepping out with damp hair:
Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair. It is essential to dry hair thoroughly before stepping out during winters. This is because anything that’s cold expands, and if your hair is left wet in a cold weather, the hair shaft will expand which puts you at risk for hair breakage and hair fall. While air drying is the best, it may take more time than usual especially for long hair. You can lightly blow dry your hair before stepping outside in case you don’t have time to air dry your hair.
Regular hair care routine:
A proper hair care regimen supported by a rich shampoo and conditioner is a must. While it’s not advisable to shampoo your hair daily in winters, it’s also not good if you skip shampooing entirely, as it might lead to dandruff which can cause more problems. Thus, it’s essential that you stick to a routine and wash your hair at least 2-3 times a week with a nourishing winter shampoo and top it off with an equally nourishing conditioner. Pantene Advanced Hairfall Solution is your go-to, due to its Pro-Vitamin B5 formula and Fermented Rice Water that give your hair the love and strength they need from deep within. You can also go for deep conditioning once a week to ensure that your hair is well hydrated and can fight the winter dryness, while looking fabulous. Pantene Open Hair Miracle is your perfect companion for this!
With these easy-to-follow winter hair care tips and the nourishment of Pantene’s range of Advanced Hairfall Solution products, it’s time to wave your hair fall problems goodbye. Bring on that gorgeous hair mojo and shine all winter, stress-free.