Even though you love the way the cold winter winds play with your hair, they can leave your hair dry, rough, and frizzled. Winter winds lack moisture and if your hair is not properly nourished on time, it can lead to permanent damage. Follow these tips to take care of your hair this winter season:
During the winters, your hair requires oiling at least once or twice a week. Without the oil nourishment, your hair can develop dandruff which can even lead to scalp irritation. Massaging with coconut or olive oil works best for all kinds of hair. In case you have developed dandruff, the best way to nourish your scalp is by mixing coconut oil with lemon juice. Apply the mixture from roots to the tips for best results.
While washing your head, use lukewarm water and not hot water as it strips off the scalp from its natural oils. Hot water dehydrates the hair and scalp severely which leads to frizzy and dull-looking hair.
During winters, a conditioner after shampooing is a must. Start applying the conditioner from the mid-lengths to the roots, concentrating mostly on the roots as that is generally the most damaged part of a person’s hair. The conditioner locks in the moisture and makes your hair smooth and shiny. A leave-on serum after squeezing the hair carefully with the towel is a must-do, as it prevents the hair from becoming static.
Blow-drying your hair during winters can lead to permanent hair damage. To counter this, try air-drying. However, if there is no other way other than using your dryer, dry your hair on a cooler mode. Drying them at the least hot temperature prevents it from becoming frizzy and dull.
Making extra efforts to take care of your hair does not take long and can go a long way in keeping it healthy and shiny.
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Just got your hair colored and worried about the collateral damages to your luscious locks? Auburn is here to save the day!
It is so much fun to give your hair a pop of color with some hair dye every now and then. But hair coloring comes with responsibilities like taking actual care of it, unless you want your strands to look deep fried.
Here are some easy tips and tricks to keep those colorful locks in check!
- Get it trimmed:Right after any kind of chemical processing, it is a good idea to get your hair trimmed a little to get rid of those frayed ends. If you are coloring only your tips, make sure you get a little extra length colored and you can get the rest chopped off. Tell your hairdresser that you want a light trim, so your colored hair don’t go to waste. Get a regular trim every now and then as colored hair is prone to split ends and frayed ends.
- Invest in quality products: You need to keep your freshly colored hair protected with some good quality hair products. Buy a color-protecting shampoo and conditioner and always wash your hair with cold water. Do away with any heat products like hair straighteners or curl irons. Buy a soothing serum (this will be your best friend) and use it everyday to avoid frizz and dullness. You can also invest in leave-on conditioner or dry shampoo to minimise washing your colored hair away.
- Compensate for the loss:After chemically coloring the hair, dryness becomes an everyday challenge. Compensate for the lost moisture with oiling your hair every week with coconut or olive oil. Breakage is also common after treating hair and it is recommended to use protein on those locks to keep them healthy. Weekly apply DIY hair packs made using natural ingredients like yogurt, egg, banana etc. to restore the strength of your hair.
- Protect:This one is tough, but by being dedicated and careful, this won’t be a difficult task! All you have to do is protect your hair from everyday things like dust, sun and rain because these things can damage your colored hair even further. Using a scarf or an umbrella while you’re out in the daytime or avoiding stepping into chlorine-treated water (in swimming pools, etc) can go a long way in preventing the extra damage.
So there you have it. Even though all you want to do is be a carefree soul with your bright, colored hair – these tips will definitely help you in looking after your beautiful colored hair in the long run!
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