Do you also get the feeling that your hair weakens more in the winter? We will not avoid low temperatures, being in heated rooms, dry air from radiators or flattened hair under the hat.
Winter is not conducive to our hair, and its condition in the course of cold months may weaken so much that the strands will begin to dry out, break up, fall out in excess – in other words, their porosity can increase dramatically. The condition of the scalp also changes – hair “smothered” under the hat starts to produce too much sebum, which results in excessive seborrhea and constantly oily hair. Do not think, however, that if you stop wearing your hat in the winter, you will help your hair: unfortunately, lo -temperature damages the hair structure, and at the same time deteriorates subcutaneous circulation – the strands are then poorly “nourished”, which means they get up to 3 times fewer components responsible for their strength, health and beauty.
It’s bad, one way or another:-(
It is a real tragic conflict, a kind of hair drama;)
Is it possible to somehow help damaged and thinning hair?
It turns out that you can give it special strengthening and restorative treatments.
However, you use other means to take care of oily hair and treat dry and with a tendency to thinning differently.
If your hair suffers in winter from any of the problems I have mentioned – treat it with a special treatment that will improve its condition and overcome these causes.
Winter hair care – thinning hair
Low temperatures are merciless for the hair, just like hiding it under the hat. If, in addition, we do not provide it with the right amount of vitamins – the hair will start to fall out. Of course, every day we lose dozens of hair and this amount should not bother anyone. However, if the hair falls out in excessive amounts, this means that the bulbs are significantly weakened, hair is not nourished properly, and low temperatures alternate with high (dry, hot air, radiators) constantly deteriorate its condition.
A treatment for thinning hair
If your hair weakens in the winter and falls out, reach for special cosmetics intended for thinning hair. Such products are aimed primarily at improving the condition of the scalp: they nourish and strengthen the hair follicles, and affect the proper blood supply to the scalp. A good solution is a gentle massage of the scalp, combined with applying oil to the hair. Oil molecules can be beneficial to the scalp because they are able to penetrate the bulbs and strengthen them so that they become firmly embedded in the follicles. Another good solution is to use herb extracts that improve subcutaneous circulation. Such mixtures often abound in extracts of red peppers or pepper. They are used for scalp skin massage and they are a perfect complement to hair oiling.
Winter hair care – oily and brittle hair
The hot air emitted by the dryer and the dry air from the radiators as well as the warm air emitted by the air-conditioning system are not favourable to proper hydration of the hair. The hair loses water from the interior and becomes fragile and brittle. It happens that the ends begin to split, and the strands lose their elasticity and vitality. Such hair – although it is shiny and well-groomed in autumn or spring – in winter, it just resembles a haystack.
A treatment for dry and brittle hair
If your hair ends begun splitting, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do…There is no cure that would seal already spit ends: they must be trimmed. Dry hair requires strengthening and moisturising, therefore, use cosmetics ich in amino acids, panthenol, silk, ceramides. Moreover, natural oils or special blends of oils recommended for highly porous hair: dry, damaged and brittle, will work well on dry hair. The oils will restore the hydro-lipid balance of the scalp and protect the strands against the adverse effects of high temperatures. Also, get a good conditioner for dry and damaged hair. It’s best if you apply a balm that requires rinsing immediately after washing, and before blow-drying – apply moisturizing sprays and a leave-in conditioner or (even better) a good hair oil. Once or twice a week, do the full treatment of hair oiling: apply the oil not only to the hair but also to the scalp.
A good solution is to rinse the hair with a special cider vinegar rinse. It will seal the cuticles so that the hair will not lose water from the inside. A treatment for brittle and dry hair will bring results only if you are systematic. The more often you nourish your hair – the stronger the dose of hydration will be.
Winter hair care – oily hair
The difference in temperature, that is, staying in extreme “climate” conditions for hair – going out to the cold and returning to warm, dry rooms – makes the hair start overproducing sebum. The constant wearing of the hat is also not conducive to hair and scalp because the oxygen exchange is then interrupted – in other words, the hair simply “suffocates” under the hat. It tries to defend itself and hence increased seborrhea. In addition, in such conditions, there is a possibility of developing fungus on the scalp that is responsible for dandruff.
Oily hair and / or hair with dandruff
If you are concerned about overproduction of sebum or dandruff – wash your hair more often. If necessary – do it even every day and use shampoos for oily hair: they abound in black radish, nettle, sweet flagella or turnip plant extracts valuable for such hair and scalp type treatment.
The hair and scalp will also benefit from a special cleansing scrub. Once a week, or every two weeks, you can give yourself a mask (for example, clay or yeast) that will regulate excessive sebum secretion.
Natural oils also perfectly regulate sebaceous glands – do not be afraid that they will increase the oiliness of your hair: it is a myth that should be successively dispelled. Reach for oils designed for hair with low porosity, they will not weigh it down but cleanse the scalp thoroughly.
How is your hair ‘handling’ winter? Do u have your favourite cosmetics that work best in the winter? Please, let me know in the comments.