Winter’s dry weather can lead to wintertime hair that leaves women more susceptible to hair loss. If your hair gets dry and brittle in the winter, try one of these natural home remedies to add some moisture and shine to your hair.
- Deep Treat Your Locks
There are a number of natural deep treatment options you can use to moisturize your hair in the winter. Consider one of these three treatments that use all-natural ingredients you might already have at home.
Coconut Oil Deep Treatment
Apply 1/2 cup to 1 cup of extra virgin coconut oil to your hair. The amount you use will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. Do not melt oil before applying. Work coconut oil into roots. Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow your hair and scalp to soak it in for 30 minutes. Wash and condition after.
Olive Oil Deep Treatment
Wash and condition hair normally. Apply 2-4 tbsp olive oil to wet strands. Cover in a shower cap and let sit for 2 hours to overnight. Rinse oil out and shampoo normally.
Egg Hair Mask
Mix two eggs and coat scalp and hair with the mixture. Apply a shower cap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water to avoid cooking eggs. Add an extra yolk for hair that needs an extra boost of moisture.
- Eat the Right Foods
Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E can help hair stay healthy and strong and prevent dryness. Consider adding some of these foods to your diet:
- Use Dry Shampoo
Shampoo strips hair of its natural oils, and over-shampooing hair can leave it dry and frail. Consider mixing up your routine by using dry shampoo for every other wash. If you are going to shampoo, be sure to use a natural and organic conditioner each time to lock in moisture.
- Avoid Hair Dryers, Hot Irons and Curling Irons
If you can, allow your hair to dry naturally and avoid using heating products like straightening irons and curling wands. If you can’t get by without styling your hair, coat your hair in a protective serum while it’s still wet and keep the heat on your irons as low as possible.
- Use a Humidifier
Keeping the air in your house moist will help prevent your wintertime hair from drying out in the colder months. Having a humidifier on in your bedroom while you sleep at night allows your hair to soak in more moisture.
Take warm — not hot — showers. The hotter the water, the more likely it is to dry out your skin, scalp and hair. Only shampoo at your roots. That’s where the oil resides, and the run-off water will remove oil from further down the strand and prevent it from drying out. Use a silk pillowcase. They can prevent tangles at night that might break or damage hair.
If you’re struggling to manage your dry, brittle wintertime hair, consider trying one of these tips to boost your hair’s moisture level. After trying, if you find you’re experiencing hair loss and not seeing results, you may want to consider a human hair wig or hair replacement treatment.
At Van Scoy Hair Clinics, we offer non-surgical, non-invasive hair replacement and hair loss treatment solutions for men and women of all hair types, individually customized to your specific needs, degree and type of hair loss, and lifestyle. To schedule a free consultation call us at (419) 289-6665 or to contact us via email click here.
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