We are bang in the middle of the winters and, one can tell that the cold is here to stay for a while because everything seems to get all dried up! – your skin, your lips and of course, your hair! It is no breaking news – hair & scalp problems are at its peak during the winter season.
But do you know why? There is a science behind this and your approach to solving it needs to be scientific as well!
The science behind hair & scalp problems in this season, in very simple words, is that during winter the outside air becomes dry, which sucks all the moisture from your scalp, leading to dandruff.
What causes dry hair? The Hydrogen bonds on the hair strands become weak and this results in dry hair, breakage and split ends. Dryness of hair and scalp causes excessive hair loss, among other concerns.
As the moisture in the air drops, your hair grows dry & brittle. It even starts to look & feel like straw strands. Straw-like strands are more common in people with curly hair.
Due to low temperature, hair picks up an electrical charge from the dry air. This makes the hair stand up, which will need you to work hard to combat!
Winter also causes an increase in split ends. The only way to take care of it is to get a haircut or use split end binding conditioner at home. It is important to understand what is causing the split ends in order to tackle it right.
In winter, we need to wear thick collar jackets and scarves to cover our body. Due to this, the hair at the nape of your neck gets matted and looks like a rat’s nest!
As your skin gets dry during winter, your scalp does too. Dry scalp causes an increase in dandruff which makes your head itchy and unhealthy. A lot of dandruff also leads to a significant amount of hair loss in winter.
Caps are essential in winter to protect your ears and keep you from freezing. But, caps make your hair and scalp dry by absorbing all the moisture.
You may have already read our earlier blog on winter hair care.
As you do with your face & body, treat your hair also periodically to treatments that help disinfect, detoxify, revive and rejuvenate your hair and scalp.
So, do not get upset with your winter hair problems! There are solutions to handle every single one of them!
Off-the-shelf remedies, salon & spa treatments and home remedies may not always solve all your hair concerns. If you are facing persistent issues, be sure to get personalised advice from a medical expert – a hair doctor/ trichologist – for your hair concerns. Trichologists not only analyse your hair and scalp condition, but also taken into consideration your overall health, medical history and suggest the right solutions for YOU.