Dandruff:Winter is here and it’s brought with it the dreaded dandruff!
Dandruff in winters is usually caused by a dry scalp, which can feel itchy. This is the result of a combination of things—dry, cold air and an abundance of the fungus.
To reduce and treat dandruff, you’ve got to use the right hair care products that are meant for the job. in the winter
2.Oil your hair
Oil your hair before every head bath. Coconut oil is the best form of hydration for the scalp and the hair. You can also mix a few oils using coconut oil as the base—namely, olive oil, neem oil, almond oil, and castor oil in equal measure. Heat the oil slightly and apply it from scalp to tip. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil, a known dandruff remedy.
3. don’t colour your hair
An itchy scalp is further aggravated with chemical products like hair colour, strong shampoos, and styling products. Avoid using these in the winter since the scalp is prone to dryness.
4.avoid direct heat
Heat is one of the most common causes of a flaky scalp. Hairdryers are so commonly used in the winter because wet hair can lead to headaches and colds. But direct contact with heat—such as ironing sticks and hairdryers—make the scalp dry. Instead, towel-dry your hair and then let it dry naturally.
5. Drink more water
During winters, we often forget to drink water; something that dehydrates the skin and hair, causing more dandruff. The average consumption limit is set at 5 liters a water a day, but you can make do with 4 liters if it’s getting too cold!
A few home remedies that you can try…
i) Apple Cider Vinegar –
Mix apple cider vinegar with water in equal measure and spray the mixture on your hair after rinsing off your shampoo. Keep it on for 5 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
ii) Baking Soda –
Use baking soda to exfoliate the scalp. Rinse it off and wipe gently. Do not use shampoo or soap on the hair on the day you use baking soda.
iii) Honey and Lemon –
Honey is a natural moisturiser and keeps the scalp hydrated, while lemon keeps the itching at bay. Take 3 tbsp of honey and add a few drops of lemon. Apply this on your scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.