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Tips to protect your tresses from winter chills ...

Hair is one dead growth out of the scalp of a person which is treated as the most precious thing because it decides the look of a person. It always brings a change in the person's outer appearance and sometimes inner strength too. The one bodily outgrowth which humans care the most is hair and it is pretty much known as a fact. Hence, the care rituals for protecting the hair are many and they are emerging in the market of the hair industry, providing its customers with various treatments to make sure, everyone carries strong locks. But seasons are natural, aren't they? They are inescapable and must be tolerated by any human being as a part of the life cycle. Therefore, seasonal protection is most important to secure one's hair from all the hazardous effects which end up a person losing his hair for a lifetime. Out of all seasons, winter is the best in terms of giving people happiness and festivals to celebrate, but this season can be a serious threat to the tresses of any person.

  • Dryness is one of the main causes of seasonal change in the hair. Due to humidity levels and fluctuating temperatures from day to night in winters, there are many chances for a person to fight with dryness of the scalp and hair. The moisture levels in cold winter breeze are far less than summer air. So, one must make sure that one's hair is getting enough moisture to keep the hair under ideal temperatures.

  • Unlike hair, the scalp gets its warm temperature with the skin cells, but the hair, which spreads out of the scalp can be easily attacked by winter breezes. So, there are more chances for dry hair than the dry scalp. Hence, one must always moisturize the hair strands with climatic protection serums or anti-frizz or dry hair prevention serums. Make sure you step out having enough serum on your hair, which fights the cold winters.

  • Try applying warm coconut oil or warm bhringraj oil or warm rosemary oil to eradicate the dry scalp and flakes which leads to dandruff. Unlike hair, the scalp secretes sebum which acts as natural oil, but due to cool temperature, it can easily get dried, hence, a person must apply and massage oil more often to balance the oil supplement for the scalp.

  • Many of us are suckers for hair coloring, especially in the season, which comes with grand festivals like Christmas, New Year, film festivals and charitable events too. Hence, to stand out of the crowd, we want our hair to be colored differently and hence we end up making a big mistake of going with flashy blondes or colors that can be deposited only after pre-lightening the hair strands. This can be dangerous for your hair.

  • Dark hair pigments can stand better against chilling temperatures than light hair pigments. Hence, always go with dark colors like blacks, browns, brunettes, and reds, instead of blondes, platinum colors and neon colors. Because pre-lightening hair can easily catch dryness and makes the hair frizzy and lifeless.

  • Color-treated hair must be maintained differently. A person must focus on both color protection and reduction of dryness too. So always deep condition your hair with color protection masques because they come with ingredients that reduce dryness and also protect the color.

  • Chemically treated hair like straightened or permed should be managed only with their respective shampoos, conditioners, masques, and serums. Never mismatch with any other products. Just stick to the products which can take good care of your chemically treated hair. In winter, never take chances, to try new products.

  • Avoid products with parabens and sulfates, because they may increase the adverse factor. Nowadays, there are many products are available in the market without including these harmful ingredients. Focus on your hair and scalp condition, then select the right product which befits your conditions. Always focus on your major hair and scalp concerns.

  • In winter we all wear various kinds of caps, hats, beanies, and mostly wool to protect from the cool air. Never wear the wool caps, which are knitted without any lining hems. Because the wool can pull the hair hard and may detach the strands by over tangling. So, select the caps with silk lining and also breathable ones, so that you won't face troubles when you remove.

  • Curly hair people always get targeted in any season because the hair becomes such a mess with its texture. Hence, always carry serums or non-sticky oils like lavender oil or Argan oil in small bottles. Just pour two to three drops in palms and just run over the whole hair which keeps the hair, tangle-free and shiny. Because, winter temperatures reduce the glossy effect of curls, which can be only understood by the ones who manage curly hair.

  • Hair washes are important in the winter season, not just to cleanse the dirt, but to add extra hydration to the hair strands. Lukewarm water is the best to wash the hair and if you are a person who stays in metropolitan cities, you are prone to use hard water. So, attack water softeners to your heaters in your washroom. They convert hard water into soft water, which is good for your healthy hair.

  • Just because it is winter, doesn't mean you should skip your frequent hair washes. You must wash your hair at least twice regardless of the chilliest temperatures. Lukewarm water adds hydration levels to hair strands which give the hair strength and shine it requires. Go visit the salons and get regular hair treatments and which reduce the dryness of your hair. You should pamper your tresses in winters!!

These are some of the basic tips to manage one's hair and to protect from these cold temperatures of winter. Right products and right hair routines always keep a person maintain his hair in the right way. So, keep rocking with your gorgeous locks this season. Try to be less flashy, because your hair must be in contrast to the white snow.

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