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.