Now that the winter is here, we need to give some extra love to our hair. Your hair condition in winter differs a lot from the summer months. Consequently, a winter hair care routine will be different from your summer routine.
With thousands of products floating around in the market, it can get overwhelming to decide what your hair needs. Most of the commercial hair care products include sulfates, silicones, and synthetic fragrances, that can strip off moisture from your hair.
" A smart choice would be opting for organic pure keratin products that are gentle on the scalp and also give appreciable results. "
Here is a polished-off hair regime using only organic products –
1) Use Gentle Organic Shampoos
Cleansing your hair is necessary but could be the most damaging part of any hair care routine (especially in winters). While removing dirt and grime, shampooing strips your hair of its natural oils too. To prevent damage, it is best to use organic shampoos that are free from harmful chemicals.
Moreover, shampoo bars are infused with Shea butter and argan oil that also conditions your hair shafts. Shampoo bars from Lush, PURC Organics, and Chagrin Valley contain some of the best formulations. On days when you don’t feel like washing your hair, you can opt for dry shampoo as well.
2) Oil Your Hair
Oiling is a step many of us frown upon. But oiling your hair increases the blood circulation to your scalp, nourishes your hair shafts, and boosts hair growth. Different hair types require different hair oils for nourishment.
Dry and damaged hair benefits the most from cold-pressed coconut or castor oil. Curly and wavy hair types can select argan oil, while individuals with straight hair should use almond oil and olive oil. Oiling your hair only twice a week will make your hair softer and reduce flakiness.
3) Use Hair Masks And Hair Serums
Hair masks and hair serums are the saviors for your winter hair care routine. To get the best out of a hair mask, go for one that has rich ingredients like Shea butter, aloe vera juice, and jojoba oil.
If you have an oily scalp, you might want to go for Volcanic mud masks that are composed of Bentonite clay (which detoxifies the scalp).
Volcanic mud masks have anti-dandruff properties and remove the excess oil from your scalp.
Fable & Mane and PURC KERATIN have a wide variety of natural hair masks in different price ranges. Masking at least once a week will make your hair frizz-free and more manageable under woolen caps.
For those who dislike their hair being weighed down, winter hair serums are your go-to. Serums have a runny consistency that doesn’t weigh your hair down and can be used as a post-shampoo treatment.
You can either DIY a hair serum with a concoction of oils of your choice or go for a brand that makes good hair serums.
4) Don’t Forget A Hair Sunscreen
Though not many emphasize it, using a hair sunscreen is essential. Exposing your hair to harsh sun rays, pollution, and chemicals causes oxidative damage and decreases hair growth. To get the highest protection, use a spray sunscreen that at least has an SPF 30 PA+++ rating.
It might be difficult to find a natural hair sunscreen, but the Coola Scalp and Hair Mist is 100% organic and will give your hair sufficient protection.
If you step out, it is necessary to reapply your sunscreen every three hours for maximum protection.
5) Switch To A Bamboo Hair Towel
During the winter season, your hair tends to get dry and brittle. Rubbing it with coarse towels can lead to split ends and damage your hair further. The best option is to switch to a bamboo hair towel that is 100% biodegradable.
Bamboo hair towels have a smoother surface and do not tug or pull at your hair. They also absorb 4 times more water than any other towel.
To get the best results, gently pat with a bamboo towel after 15 minutes of washing your hair.
Finding the perfect hair care regime for winter might take some time so these tips shall be your guide.
As long as your hair is well moisturized and hydrated, there will be reduced hair fall and itchiness of the scalp. Give your hair the love it demands with some of the excellent organic products.