Autumn or Early winter is when you want to curl up on a couch with a cup of your favourite hot beverage. Being a little lazy in this weather is a given, but you can't be lazy with your hair. Pre-winter is when you can cure your hair of the damage done by the summer heat and prepare it for the upcoming cold, harsh weather.
Here are our five tips to make sure that this pre-winter season rejuvenates your hair to the fullest.
Oil your hair thrice a week
A common problem people face during autumn is dry, dull hair and hair fall. It is mainly due to the lack of sebum in the follicles. Sebum is like a protective shield which prevents surfactants and other harmful chemicals from accumulating on the scalp. In the absence of sebum, these chemicals start accumulating around the follicles, making them weak and thus causing hair fall.
When you oil your hair, the space around your follicles gets filled by the oil, thus leaving no room for any chemicals. This protects your hair follicles from any damage and also keeps them moisturised.
Water is your best friend.
Believe it or not, water makes up 25% of the weight of a single strand of hair. Without water, our hair can become brittle and develop split ends. It supports vitamins which are responsible for contributing to hair growth.
Deep conditioning goes a long way.
Winters come with extra dryness, and even our scalp isn't spared. So it becomes essential to prepare your hair in advance. It would help if you used a conditioner every time you wash your hair. Make sure it's a mild conditioner, so it doesn't rip your hair off its natural moisture because that's the last thing we want for our hair before winter.
Keep the conditioner away from the scalp, and use a wide-toothed comb to apply it evenly throughout the strands.
Harsh chemicals are a strict no no
Products with harsh chemicals in them might look like a quick fix to all your hair problems, but in the long run, they are capable of causing more harm than good. These products can cause scalp infections like dandruff, rashes etc. Not just this, they are very much capable of making your scalp dry and itchy. The harsh surfactants can accumulate around your hair follicles, making them weak and thus increasing the problem of hair fall. Worse, using them during early winters can further dry your scalp making your hair more vulnerable to the harsh winters.
Use leave-in or light oils.
Leave-in or light daily oils are usually light, non-sticky oils that can protect hair against harsh weather without making them look greasy or oily. A leave-in oil can help make a protective layer around your hair strands. This layer acts as a shield and protects the strand from the dry wind.
Use an ayurvedic light oil to make sure that you have enough. These oils are easy to wash off and don't give your hair the sticky feel that most traditional oils do.
Sesa's Daily Care Ayurvedic oil, a Proprietary Ayurvedic oil, is a mixture of 6 Ayurvedic herbs boiled in milk for 22 hours using the ancient Kshir Pak Vidhi. It nourishes and strengthens hair. It has a light formula and is easy to wash off, which makes it ideal for daily use. Unlike other oils in the market, it contains zero per cent mineral oil.