We all love winters and we all hate dandruff but most of us think that both of them go hand in hand. Well! Let me break the spell here, proper hair care tips can combat this issue. We are at the onset of winter, it’s time to start some effective home remedies and hair care tips.
The haircare market boasts a lot about anti-dandruff products but we all know how little effective they are. It is time to trust our ancient Ayurveda and our skills. Nothing can be better than using natural ingredients from the kitchen as a weapon to fight back. Not to forget how these easy peasy ingredients do their job without shaking your monthly budget.
Now let’s talk about Dandruff. A common hair problem caused by seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. In winter, this gets further exacerbated due to dry skin conditions. In this weather, the air is dry and devoid of moisture. Following some hair care tips will also make those flakes never come back to haunt you.
Keeping the scalp moisturized
The main cause of dandruff in winters is the dry scalp that ends up making your scalp itchy and leading to excessive hair fall. All the problems are interconnected. To break the chain, let’s start with some lukewarm oil hair massage. Warming coconut oil just a little and massaging it gently will let the oil absorb deeply. When at home, make it a thrice a week routine before every bath.
The warmth of the oil will further facilitate blood circulation in your scalp and provide moisture to your hair.
Checking the water temperature
We all love to take long warm water showers and it feels great on the hair too. Sometimes too much warmth can increase the dryness of hair. This can be controlled by minimizing the duration of your hot water baths. Also, make sure the water is not very hot.
Make winter special hair mask
The best natural combo that all anti-dandruff shampoo brands boast about is honey and lemon. Why not try it yourself in its natural form? You can easily make a hair mask with honey and lemon juice to get rid of dandruff. The strong cleansing properties of lemon combined with the moisturizing properties of honey are a perfect remedy for dandruff. Also, they work together to fight scalp fungus and irritation.
Take three to four tablespoons of honey. Add the juice of half a lemon to it and mix well. Apply this mask on your scalp and massage gently for a couple of minutes. Leave it on for another 15 minutes and wash with an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Yogurt for your hair
We all know how good Yogurt is for our health. Do you also know that it is full of protein that offers nourishment, for proper growth? The Lactic acid present in yogurt is great for cleansing and clearing away the dead skin cells. No dead skin cells mean no dandruff. It has been an age-old remedy to almost all hair problems. Its natural enzymes treat dandruff, reduce hair fall and make your hair stronger. You can apply yogurt directly to your hair or mix some lemon juice in it for extra benefits. Simply massage plain yogurt and let it stay for half an hour followed up with a mild shampoo.
Steam is your friend
Once a week, treat your hair with steam. It can be simply done by taking a warm wet towel and wrapping it around your shampooed hair. It locks up all the goodness after the mask and adds an extra boost of hydration. This will help to keep your scalp moisturized and free of flakiness and dandruff.
Above all, try to avoid all types of heat styling tools to retain and lock the moisture in your hair with proper hair care and hydrating products.