We all want to have beautiful and healthy hair all day long and in every season. But we need to work hard to achieve good and permanent results, especially in winter. Our hair needs much attention and care from the inside, as well as from the outside. Let’s start from the inside.
In order to give our hair the opportunity to grow healthy and strong we need to give it proper nutrition. Yes, all necessary nutrients, substances, minerals and vitamins that are in special demand in winter.
Our body lacks sunlight in winter, thus, the reserves if vitamin D are quickly exhausted. Consequently, hair loses its former strength and shine. To restore the necessary amount of this vitamin in your body eat more food that is rich in proteins: legumes, eggs, milk, butter, fish, poultry. These healthy products will deliver “building blocks” to your hair. Also make sure that you’ve included fresh greens, vegetables and fruits in your diet plan.
Our hair lacks other important vitamins as well, so you should go the nearest drug store and buy a vitamin complex. Vitamins A and B provide stable hair growth. Vitamin C strengthens the roots, while vitamin F prevents dryness and sloughing the scalp, and vitamin E is responsible for healthy shine of hair stems.
You hair also needs zinc to keep hair cells and tissue in good form, magnesium to provide proper protein synthesis in your hair, biotin to create the proper environment in the scalp. These elements will not only prevent hair loss but also help you regrow your hair lost in winter. These components, as well as other most important vitamins and minerals, are contained in Provillus for men and women. A good option for inner hair care in winter.
How do cold-weather caps affect our hair in winter? Do they really protect it or, on the contrary, bring harm? Do we have to wear headgear or go bareheaded to keep our hair healthy? Well, there’s no unambiguous answer to this question.
Because of cold weather blood vessels of the scalp get narrowed, and, therefore, blood circulation gets poor and access of nutrients is limited. As a result, hair gets weakened and begins to fall out. The problem of splitting ends has the same origin. From this point of view wearing caps in winter is necessary to protect your scalp and hair from the harmful effect of cold.
But on the other hand, warm caps can bring to our hair and scalp as well. Artificial fibers of some caps create a steam bath effect for the head, what leads to the condition when hair gets greasy pretty quickly and begins to electrify considerably. Such caps doesn’t let the necessary amount of oxygen in and slow down blood circulation. Thus, pores may get clogged and dandruff may also appear. Therefore, always put on winter caps that are made of natural fabrics, since they provide the right heat transfer between the external environment and the scalp.
Yes, and don’t forget to put off your warm cap at once when entering a heated room. This will protect the roots of your hair from overheating.
In winter our hair is exposed to temperature changes all the time. Blood circulation in the scalp slows down at low temperature and that is the main reason for bad condition of hair. It does not get sufficient nutrients to grow strong and healthy as usual. When we return to warm indoors after walking in cold streets our hair gets instantly desiccated.
To preserve beauty of your hair in the winter start with the correct choice of shampoo. In most cases it is best of all to use mild shampoo, but always consider whether it suits your hair type.
If you have hair type that is commonly called oily, then you will want to try oil hair shampoo with extract of hops, birch, or foalfoot. If your hair is dry and damaged, use shampoo with sea buckthorn containing vitamins A, E, C and rutin.
A general tip for both types of hair: never wash your hair with hot water. It makes it brittle and fragile.
It is also advisable to use balm and hair conditioner: they nourish the scalp and stems of hair, restoring its shine and making it easier to comb. Do not use plastic or metal combs and brushes because hair electrifies greater from them in the cold period. Pick up wooden combs and brushes.
Try to keep a hair dryer and curler away from your hair in winter. You probably don’t want to completely overdry your hair that is already subjected to adverse effects of winter.
It’s snowing in the streets and your head is also snowing. What? Head snowing? Yes, it turns out that dandruff appears on many many heads in winter. So when you come home you have to shake off not only snowflakes from your clothes but also those ?snowflakes’ from your head and shoulders. You can easily get rid of the former, but the latter can become a real long-lasting problem. But don’t make your winter invigorating mood evaporate instantly. There are a few simple tips that will help you through.
There are two main types of dandruff, or seborrhea: dry and oily. Dry dandruff appears in case when adhesion between cells on the scalp is disrupted. Fortunately, it does not cause hair loss, but, still, it always brings sense of discomfort. This type of dandruff looks like white pollen.
So, what are possible treatments of dry seborrhea in winter? First of all, always use a gentle non-aggressive shampoo that does not irritate your scalp. Castor and burdock oils are also recommended. They nourish your hair with vitamins and restore the integrity of scalp cells. Combine it with steam bath to reach better results. Rub warm oil into hair roots, wrap your hear with a heated wet towel and keep it for 1-2 hours.
Oily dandruff occurs because of increased activity of sebaceous glands. This type is much bigger in size than the dry one. What’s even worse, it can trigger hair loss. That makes its instant treatment more important.
Use shampoo with extracts of beggar-ticks, burdock, calendula, foalfoot, sweet flag. Add a few drops of tea to shampoo to increase antibacterial effect.
Folk medicine can be aloes of great help in treating both types of seborrhea in winter. Decoction of lemon peels has proved to be very effective (3-4 lemons per 1 liter of water). Calendula, chamomile, and clary sage tea brings also great results (2-3 tablespoons per 1 liter of water).
I hope these tips will help you prevent your head from snowing in snowy winter.