Winters are just around the corner which means you need a good moisturizer for your skin. However, skin shouldn’t be the only thing you should be concerned about in the dry, cold season. You need to make sure that you look after your hair too because dryness and breakage is a common problem people face in winters.
Here are some hair mistakes you need to avoid if you don’t want your hair to suffer. These are the daily life things that most of us do unintentionally but if we don’t stop them, they can cause hair damage.
1- Washing your hair with excessively hot water
This common mistake damages your hair the MOST. It might be hard to wash your hair with lukewarm water but not as hard as watching your hair become dry and brittle. Yes, the hot water would dehydrate your hair and wipe off the natural oils from your scalp.
On the other hand, extremely cold water does the hair no good too. Wash your hair with normal or lukewarm water.
2- Washing your hair every day
Our scalps secrete natural oils that basically protect the hair. Washing the hair every day can strip off the natural oils from the scalp and this can lead to flaky, dry scalp. Dandruff can be a result of this too.
3- Skipping conditioner
Numerous people fail to understand the importance of a conditioner, especially during winters. While it might be difficult to apply the conditioner and wait for it to do its job in the cold, it is essential for your hair.
Conditioners give your hair the extra moisture they need. They nourish the hair and give it a hydration boost.
4- Stepping out of your house with wet hair
Make sure your hair is dry when you step out of the house. Not only because that will help you avoid catching a cold but also because going out with wet hair in winters can damage your hair.
5- The use of alcohol-based hair products
Winters might not be the best time for you to use alcohol-based products. Alcohol might be present in your salt sprays, heat protectants, and more.
Alcohol can again deprive the scalp of its natural oils leading to brittle, dry hair.
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