Winters dry our hair & scalp out. Just like our skin, scalp also requires similar care and treatment to withstand the winters. Humans shed skin every 21 days. Scalp sheds it in the form of dandruff. Shedding is excessive during a winter due to dry air & cold temperature. Here are a few things you can start doing today to reduce dandruff & get healthy hair all year long:
- Maalish... tel maalish...
Oil your hair & scalp at least twice weekly! Oiling nourishes the scalp and reduces flakiness. It acts like a moisturizer for your scalp & promotes healthy hair growth.
- Thande thande paani se...
Do not take hot water showers. Hot water melts the scalp proteins reducing its integrity. Loosened scalp results in excessive dandruff and eventually, baldness. Make sure your last rinse is with cool to luke warm water to close the pores, prevent hair loss and maintain healthy hair ecosystem.
- Embrace your glorious greys!
Colour your hair less frequently. Colouring your hair results in excessive drying of hair and scalp. Embrace the wisdom of greys and carry it with pride, afterall you’ve earned it J
- Khao piyo...
All of the hair care of complemented well with a great diet & adequate water intake. We tend to have less water in winters. Stay hydrated with hot teas and warm water. Make sure your diet has food that gives you enough warmth and nourishment.
- Just chill in morning sun...!
Skip the artificial heat (dryer and straightener) and air dry in warm morning sun to get that necessary vitamin D and boost serotonin (the feel-good hormone). Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.
Last but not the least; don’t stress out on your favourite TV characters dying. Stress causes dehydration leading to dryer skin and eventually, a dry scalp and hair loss.
Be happy, stay hydrated, stay nourished, be hairy!