Did you know that your scalp loses most of its moisture during winter? Cold winter air, combined with overheated rooms, is usually a cause of itchy and flaking skin. Better known as dandruff, a common scalp condition that can keep you from wearing your favorite black sweater this winter. But don’t worry, we have good news, is not difficult to treat! We want you to know that we care about your hair in every season of the year. So here are a few tips that will help you keep your hair on point and dandruff-free:
The lower the temperature of your shower, the better
Hot water can easily irritate and dehydrate your skin and scalp. High-temperature showers are excessively drying, so the hotter your showers, the more natural moisture is stripped off from your skin and scalp. Lowering the temperature of the water to around 100°F while washing your hair can make a world of difference.
Wash your hair to a minimum
It’s been proven that washing your hair too many times per week can stop your scalp from creating natural oils that are necessary for your hair, especially in cold weather. Everyone’s hair is different. So if washing your hair once or twice a week is part of your normal routine, consider adding some time in between shampoos to take dry winter conditions into account and give your hair the chance to produce that extra moisture that it needs.
Another important factor to think about when washing your hair is, what kind of products are you using? Often times we use shampoos that leave our mane dry, dull and frizzy. Why is that? Well, conventional shampoos tend to have high amounts of sulfates that strip our mane of natural lipids that are present in healthy hair.
Luckily for you, Loba Mane has exactly what you need; Loba Mane Hair Cleanser is here to cleanse and nourish your hair. Loba Mane's gentle lather Hair Cleanser not only cleans your hair with amino acid (building blocks of hair) and coconut-derived mild cleansing ingredients, it also replenishes and restores hair surface keeping it strong, shiny and supple. So, if you are looking for a healthy, gentle and eco-friendly option for your hair, this is exactly what you need.
Dry your hair correctly
When it comes to drying your hair, you should really treat it with care. Even though a blow dryer is the most common tool when styling your hair, it can also be really harmful as the heat can dry out your hair and scalp. Try not to use the highest heat setting of your hairdryer. It’s also important that you protect your hair with heat protection products or hair masks before you blow dry it. Keep in mind that heat protection is as important as the actual blow drying part!
Oil your hair
During this winter season, your scalp will be more irritable and dry. That can lead to dandruff which in the worst-case scenario can lead to hair fall. That’s why oiling and keeping your hair and scalp moisturized is a must! Natural oils like coconut and olive oil can do wonders if massaged and left on your scalp for 20 minutes before washing your hair.
Our Loba Mane Illuminating Hair Oil can also be used as an overnight treatment. The night before washing your hair, rub a few pumps of our Illuminating Hair Oil on your scalp in circular motions and leave overnight. This method is ideal for both thin or thick, dry hair or sensitive scalps. Simple and fast oil treatments like these can give your hair the strength and moisture to fight this cold season.
Have Your Hair Trimmed Regularly
Cold weather can affect your hair and scalp in ways that might not be obvious but that will have a big impact over time. Incorporating these tips into your everyday routine will help you keep your hair healthy and shiny no matter what weather you are facing.
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