How to take care of dry & frizzy hair in winter, Best winter hair care routine
Hello, beauties! I hope you are doing well! 🙂
As winter is just approaching I have already covered a skin care routine for winter. Do check it out if you haven’t already! I have also shared two DIY face masks there! And as we are talking about skin care in winter, we often tend to forget about our hair! During winter our hair needs special attention too, as even normal or shiny hair turns dry and loses its shine! So in this post, I will be sharing amazing hair care tips, winter hair care routine and DIY hair mask to keep your hair shiny, glossy, and well managed even in winter! Hop on to check out!
Tips for winter hair care
Let’s begin with the important tips first! Shall we?
Don’t wash hair in hot water
I know that it feels relaxing to use hot water in the bath during winter. But it is not good for your hair! The hot the water, the weaker, brittle, dry and frizzier your hair will turn! And the scariest part- split ends! So instead use lukewarm water and make it quick!
Shampoo & conditioning routine for winter hair care
First of all, you need to change your shampoo to a sulfate free and moisturizing one. These shampoos will clean your scalp and hair effectively and at the same time, won’t dry out your hair. And do not skip a hair conditioner. If your time permits, deep condition your hair once in two weeks.
To maintain your hair as they were in other seasons you should follow this routine- wet your hair and apply conditioner, then rinse the conditioner and shampoo how you would usually. After this apply a conditioner again. Make sure that the conditioner is completely rinsed so that it doesn’t weigh your hair down. Follow this method once a week, that is not every time when you shampoo. On other time(s) you follow shampoo then conditioner routine. If you can not deep condition once in every two weeks then you can follow this method.
I’ll suggest washing your hair twice a week is enough. Even I follow that for my mid waist length hairs. But in case you have this urge to shampoo then you can try the dry shampoos other times. Batiste dry shampoo doesn’t need an introduction here! It’s everyone’s fave!
These days, I have been using the Noor Secrets hair oil. Since it’s all natural & organic, my hair looks shiny, healthy with less to no hair fall! Satthwa premium hair oil is another good hair oil! No matter which hair oil you use, if it is working out good for your hair then continue using it. Oil your hair at least once in a week. This will help in nourishing your dry strands!
Avoid heating tools
Since the festival season is going around I know many of you are already using a lot of heating tools. I will suggest avoiding it to prevent dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Only use during any important events and whenever you use your straightening or curling iron don’t forget to use a heat protecting spray. Like the Toni & guy hair mist. And if you are a regular user of hair dryer either try to avoid using it or opt for the cold setting.
Use a leave-in conditioner or hair serum for extremely frizzy hairs
My fave serum these days is the Nature’s Absolutes rosehip oil. It is ideal for dry skin and hair. When my hair ends feel dry and frizzy, I take few pumps of this serum and apply it evenly on my hair ends. Since there is going to be Christmas and the new year, you obviously want to look good and show off those luscious tresses! But if they are extremely frizzy try using a leave-in conditioner or hair serum to tame them!
This is the best time for hair spa!
A hair spa won’t just turn your hair look all glamourous but will also relax your mind and make you feel stress-free! You can either appoint parlor session or do a hair spa at home. In case you do not have time for this session then I highly recommend you try the DIY hair mask which I have shared below!
Other tips to manage hair better
Don’t keep that heater always on!
I’m talking about the room heater here. If it always stays on then there is going to be a lot of humidity in the air which your hair will catch. And that’s just going to make you feel frustrated if you are not able to tame dry and frizzy hair! And that too after taking so much care! So switch it on like 2-3 times in a day.
Using a silk pillowcase
Using a silk pillowcase trend has been around for quite some time. I believe it is an all-time hair care trick! Because it reduces friction which further helps to reduce dry and frizzy hair!
DIY hair mask to add in your winter hair care routine
As promised in the beginning, a DIY hair care mask to your rescue! This is very easy and effective! I have just begun using this and my hair looks all glossy, shiny and healthy! It is not only good for your hair but will also help dry and itchy scalp.
To prepare this DIY winter hair care mask you need:
- Aloe vera gel
- Coconut oil
Cut the banana into small pieces, I did it with my hands only. Then smash it with the help of the back of a spoon. We are trying to create a banana paste here. You can, of course, use a blender too.
Now, these aren’t mixed in any proportion. I’m just eyeballing! FYI, I have only added one spoon of aloe vera gel. You can add 2-3 spoons too! By the way, I have used ready made aloe vera gel, which is from Khadi Natural. You can use the gel from an aloe vera plant too.
To this bowl now I have added coconut oil. Again, it’s not in any proportion. I have added 5 spoons of Parachute coconut oil. This was already there at home so I am using it. You can use any coconut oil from a well-known brand which you have.
Mix it all really well. Now we don’t want any lumps that are- banana lumps, in this mask. Because if it gets stuck in your hair you will have a hard time removing it! If you have blended the banana in a blender it’s well and good. But if you haven’t then use a strainer to get rid of the lumps. It’s quite easy, it only took me like 5 minutes! Using the back of the spoon I kept mixing and pressing the mask against the strainer and voila, there it is- lump free mask!
Now it’s ready! I personally do not like to apply hair mask using my fingertips. So for easy usage, I have transferred this into a bottle which has a flip cap. This way, it becomes easy to use! I pour it directly on my wet scalp and hair. Not all at once obviously. This hair mask is for one-time use only. It will completely cover your scalp and hairs. (If the bottle is giving you a deja vu moment- this bottle contained Lass Naturals rose & cardamom face wash in it! Which I have finished using! )
Once you are done applying and massaging, tie your hair in a loose bun and keep it for 15-20 minutes. After that, you can rinse and continue with your regular shampoo and conditioner routine. Use this hair mask once in two weeks. And yes you can also use it otherwise during other seasons as well. I know you wanna know how it smells, right? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have a rotten smell since the coconut oil has neutralized all the banana smell.
What are the benefits?
- Banana- helps in softening hair strands and adds shine and luster to the hair.
- Aloe vera gel- it is really good for hair and scalp. It will hydrate your scalp and nourish your hairs.
- Coconut oil- I have already shared that it will help neutralize the banana smell but that’s not the only reason why we are using it. It will condition your hairs and help with the dry and itchy scalp. It will help to treat and prevent flaky scalp too.
In case you wanna make it more therapeutic experience then you can add few drops of lavender essential oil to this mask. Or any of your favorite essential oil.
I have began using the hair mask and it has completely changed my hair game! I will continue using this hair mask treatment for instant shiny and lustrous hair. And will be using it through out the winter season! Now let me know what’s your winter hair care routine in the comment section down below! 🙂