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Fight the Freeze: Why is It Important to Take Care of Your Hair in Winter?

Winter months are known for its cold temperatures, harsh winds and dry environments. We all know how important it is to take extra care of your skin in winter months to keep your skin soft, moisturized and looking healthy. But what about our hair?

Our hair needs just as much care and support in winter months to avoid breakage, dryness, and frizz. “Winter is a dreaded period for many people as it zaps the moisture out of the hair and scalp, resulting in frizzy hair, dry scalp or simply worsening the condition of those, who are already facing hair problems,” points out Dr. Apoorva Shah, founder, Richfeel Trichology Centre and Spa, Mumbai.

To keep your hair looking soft and healthy, there are a few tips and tricks to use in the cold winter times.

1. Don’t forget about hair conditioners. Every time you wash your hair, don’t forget to use enough protecting and moisturizing hair conditioner to lock the moisture in and create an additional protective layer on the surface of your hair.

2. Try incorporating hair oils and hair masks in your hair care routine. At least once a week, use deep-conditioning hair masks, mainly focusing on mid-lengths and ends of the hair. Additionally, oiling and massaging your scalp can help nourish your hair and keep it luscious even in the most challenging conditions.

3. Comb gently and limit heat exposure. Combing carefully through your hair

and limiting heat styling may be one of the most crucial components of your winter hair care routine. This will help avoid any breakage or tears in your hair, allowing it to get stronger and thicker. Whenever using heat on your hair, make sure to use heat protection beforehand.

There are multiple ways to help protect your hair, starting from using extra conditioning, applying hair oils and masks to wearing protective hairstyles and avoiding any additional heat styling. At the end of the day, our hair needs just as much care and our support as does our skin and there are many to keep your hair gorgeous and healthy at any time of the year.


Kohli, Sonakshi. “Winter-Proof Your Hair by Using These 8 Dermatologist-Recommended Hair Hacks.” Health Shots, 25 Nov. 2020,

By Alina Myakota

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