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Keep hair healthy and shiny this winter
Winter can be a difficult time of year. From harsher weather to shorter days there is plenty that can leave you feeling and looking drained. One of the things that is likely to feel the effects of the cold season is your hair.
Just as with your skin, colder temperatures and wild weather can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. As the temperature drops, more moisture is sapped from hair, which can leave it brittle, dull and lifeless. Even if your hair is usually in good condition, you might find that the winter means that your bad hair day lasts a lot a longer.
Unfortunately, it isn't just the weather outside that can affect the look and feel of your locks; going in and out of a centrally heated house can also cause more damage. You might welcome the increase in temperature when stepping in from the cold, but this can be a nightmare for hair.
As well as making sure that any increase in temperature is gradual so as not to distress your locks even more, it is important that you put as much moisture into your hair to protect it.
Using a moisturising shampoo and conditioner throughout the winter will help to replace any moisture that is lost, which will keep your hair shiny and prevent split ends. However, it is important not to wash your hair too regularly as this can actually result in more moisture being lost from your hair.
If you want to ensure that your hair stays in top condition, try incorporating a hair oil treatment into your hair-care. Natural hair oils can help to nourish your hair deeply, which can reduce and protect against damage. Whether applying overnight or for only a few hours, hair oil will help make your locks softer, more nourished and much easier to manage.
As well as using the right products on your hair, it can also help to stop the weather and temperatures affecting it as much as possible. Just as you do with the rest of your body, when the cold weather hits wrap your hair up to keep it warm and dry.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks