Having healthy hair at all times is something we all want. Be it summer, winter, autumn or spring. We want it in good conditions. And in order to do this, we have to know that for the different seasons, the hair routine could change or just remain the same.
But we first have to identify if there is something amiss or if our hair and scalp are happy with our routine.
The following are some signals that tell us something is not right with our hair scalp:
- Itchy scalp
- Excessive oil production
- Bad odour
- Extreme hair loss
- Hair breakage and dryness
- Red spots
These are signs we have to take into account and try to resolve the issue, sometimes there might be a need to involve a dermatologist.
Winter is a season that requires more hair care and below are some tips that will help solve some of the problems identified above and also avoid them.
Do not scratch your scalp
When you feel itchy, you gotta scratch and it is pretty hard to hold back. But once you start scratching, it is even harder to stop. Try and do your best not to scratch for it just hurts your skin.
Do not take very hot showers
I know, it is cold, but showering with hot water is not good for either your hair scalp or your skin. It is hard to avoid this, but heat just increases oiliness and dryness. Try to take fresh or cold showers.
Massage your scalp
Who does not love a good old massage? Doesn’t matter on what part of your body, it will feel good anyways. The pressure coming from your hand brings good sensations to your hair scalp. So try and do circular motions with your fingers without using your nails. It improves blood circulation and circulation on the region that feeds the hair folicules.
Do not use conditioner on your roots
Using conditioner on your roots or very close to it can clog the pores on your scalp increasing oil production and dandruff.
Avoid using a hair dryer
It is always ideal to let your hair dry naturally. Even though the hair dryerspeeds up the process, the high temperature can damage your hair scalp, opening the hair folicles and adding on to the dryness and hair loss.
Dry your hair before sleeping
It is always best to let your hair dry naturally. So try and avoid washing at night, for it will need time to dry by itself. Sleeping with dry hair is bad for your hair scalp for it facilitates growth of fungus and bacteria, resulting in oily hair, dandruff and hair loss.
Always, always eat a balanced diet.
Pretty easy to follow right? Except that hot shower, I personally cannot live without a good and long hot shower at the end of a very cold day. So I find it very hard to follow. But I’m doing my best.
Do you have any more winter tips that were not mentioned?