It’s cold outside, and the winter season can be hard on our hair and scalp. From dryness and itchiness to breakage and split ends, the colder weather can take quite a toll on our mane. But don’t fret! With these easy tips and tricks, you can protect your hair and scalp against the cold weather and keep your locks looking healthy and strong. So let’s get started!
#1 Use the right shampoo and conditioner
One of the most important things you can do to prevent damage during the winter is to use the right shampoo and conditioner. Look for products that are specifically designed to restore moisture and nourish the scalp. Avoid products with sulfates, as they can strip away natural oils and leave your scalp feeling dry. If you’re struggling with an itchy scalp, try our soothing shampoo or an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Calm Me Camellia Scalp Treatment Oil
Soothing Scalp Treatment Oil
Magic Shrooms Conditioner Bar
Rehydrating Conditioner Bar
#2 Make these lifestyle changes
- Drink plenty of water to keep your scalp hydrated.
- Avoid too much sun exposure; use a hat or scarf to cover your head when outdoors.
- Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.
- Avoid using tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns, and ponytails.
- Consider using a hair mask or hot oil treatment once a month to nourish and hydrate your scalp
- Massage your scalp daily for at least 10 minutes to stimulate hair growth.
#3 Include these in your diet
Eating a variety of nutritious foods can help to promote healthy hair growth and prevent breakage. Incorporate foods that are rich in biotin, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, eggs, yogurt, and nuts, into your diet for best results.
For vegans, there’s a plethora of food items to include. Leafy greens such as spinach and kale, Legumes such as green peas, chickpeas and lentils, Avocados, Seeds such as flax, hemp and pumpkin, Nuts like almonds and walnuts, Soy-based foods such as tofu and tempeh, Berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, Whole grains such as quinoa and oatmeal, Plant-based proteins like spirulina and tempeh and healthy oils like olive oil, mustard oil and coconut oil.
Anti-inflammatory foods like avocados and tomatoes can also be beneficial for scalp health. Additionally, incorporate plenty of leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, into your meals for their high vitamin A content.