Healthy Scalp In The Winter
Oil massages. Massaging your scalp helps boost blood circulation and leads to hair growth. But, in the winter when you massage your scalp with oils, you are helping your hair and scalp restore hydration. Shampooing your hair too often can strip the hair of its moisture. Dr. Ashley Curtis says, “If you have dry hair, then I do not recommend washing everyday. I’d say go maybe once every 2-3 days. If you wash your hair every single day and your hair is dry, you can strip your hair of all the natural oils from the hair shaft.” Oil massages afterwards can help counteract this dryness. You can use olive, coconut, or jojoba oils to do so.
Use more accessories. Hats and earmuffs can be risky when it comes to wear and tear on the hair if overused, however, they are beneficial when it comes to protection. These accessories help protect your scalp from the biting, cold winds, rain and snow.
Safer tools. The tools that we use to comb, brush and part our hair can be rough on your scalp. Plastic tools tend to cause more scalp irritation and hair breakage. Switching to wooden or ceramic tools can reduce this issue. When using these tools, be sure you are gentle with your hair and not yanking it out.
Employing these adjustments in your haircare routine can help protect your hair and scalp from the cold, winter season. Save your hair, and yourself, from the hassle and frustration.