We have about 100,000 hairs on our heads. . Shiny hair is a sign of health because the layers of the cuticle lie flat and reflect light. When the scales of the cuticle lie flat they overlap tightly, the inner layers are protected from heat, sun, chlorine, and all the other hazards that can come from living in our environment. But with the recent blizzard that affected almost all states, what can you do to beat this season that might damage your hair? We hare here 3 simple ways that you can definitely do to avoid having dull and frizzy hair during winter. Read below and let us know what you think.
#1. Avoid hot water
While the idea of having a hot shower in chilling winds may be your favourite, washing hair with such water is not recommended. Our scalp tends to appear dry during winters and washing your hair with hot water can make it turn even drier. Exposure of your hair with hot water can take away the natural moisture from them while making them appear dull and lifeless. Therefore, use lukewarm water for washing your hair in winter to keep the optimum hydration level on your scalp as well as hair, maintained.
#2. Essential oils and ‘good-old’ massage
All would-be brides dream of possessing long, strong, shiny hair for their D-day. For this, a champi (a thorough oil head massage) can be of great help to your hair. Tea tree essential oil works wonder for nourishing your dry scalp. Also, massaging the scalp with essentials oils, like lavender oil, lemon-grass oil, Moroccan oil, etc., on every alternate day, helps a lot to overcome this problem. You can also combine this essential oil treatment with your regular hot oil treatment (coconut oil, or mustard oil) to achieve better results.
#3. Gobble your nutrients
Tresses are made up of keratin- a hard protein. Therefore, it becomes important to have a wholesome diet containing necessary nutrients. You should indulge in a diet rich in proteins, biotin, vitamin-D, omega-3-6 for boosting the keratin formation. This diet will nourish your hair and boost the hair-growth. So, this winter, aim for smoother and shiner hair, by consuming protein and nutrient-rich foods such as; fish, eggs, beans, broccoli, milk and milk products, red meat and more, and be ready for healthy hair from deep-within.
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