Tips to help care for your hair

Tips to help care for your hair

The scalp is stripped of its natural moisture, which can cause flakiness and the hair becomes dull due to the dryness. But, you can avoid this side-effect of winter by changing a few things in your routine to ensure your tresses stay healthy.

 

Here are easy tips to help you keep it from becoming dry:

 

1. Do not use hot water

We know it’s cold, and a nice hot hair wash is exactly what you want. But, hot water will deplete the much-needed moisture from your scalp. When your scalp and hair suffer from dryness, hot water wash will only worsen the situation. So, you will definitely have to regulate the temperature to ensure that the water you’re washing with is lukewarm.

 

2. Say no to heat-based styling products

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3. Oiling is absolutely necessary

Since the main cause for our hair health is dryness, oiling at least once a week is important.

In addition, you can heat the oil you’re using for application for better results.

You should ideally opt for oils that are known to hydrate the scalp such as coconut oil or olive oil.

If you’ve been experiencing dandruff, add some lemon to the warm oil before application.

 

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4. Schedule a deep conditioning session

Your tresses require a lot of attention, but you can use it as an excuse for some self-love.

Deep conditioning needs to be done once a week; probably on the same day that you are oiling. It will not only add moisture, but also nourish it.

You can do it right at home, in fact! Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo. Next, apply the deep conditioner that suits you best and wrap a towel dipped in warm water around your head.

Wear a shower cap over the towel to seal the warmth. This is the way of steaming your hair and can be quite effective when it comes to moisture absorption.

Keep the towel on for a while, and then rinse with water. You will not only look great but your tresses won’t be tangled either!

 

 

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5. Avoid washing your hair daily

Many people are used to washing their hair every day or every alternate day.

Excessive washing can cause damage and dryness due to the regular application of chemicals and warm water.

It can rip your hair and scalp off its moisture, and leave your tresses looking dull. Hence, we recommend indulging in washing sessions only once or twice a week.

It will help you clean your hair while avoiding damage.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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