This is my regimen for washing and caring for my hair in the winter, along with the things I do to promote hair development and how I handle hair loss and greasy hair at this time of year.
When it comes to my winter hair care routine, wash day is crucial since this is when I perform a lot of stimulation on my scalp. During the winter, our hair struggles a lot because it doesn’t grow much and tends to get more greasy than usual. We also experience more hair fall and dry spots.
I always do a pre-wash oil treatment before washing my hair to help hydrate the scalp and maintain hair growth since I put a lot of moisture into my hair and try to remove buildup from my scalp as much as possible.
I normally begin my routine with my bamboo brush to detangle, and then I use it to mustache my scalp before oiling. However, due to the situation, I’m going to do this step with my scalp massager to simulate a lot of blood flow to this area. Remember, massaging before oiling is key for oil treatments to absorb much better into the scalp. When I do this massage, I always tilt my head upside-down to rush more blood.
When it comes to using it, I simply cover my entire scalp with this oil, and then for the ends of my hair, I’m going in with a few drops of pure avocado oil, which is incredibly nourishing and incredibly simple to wash out of the hair, which is why my thin hair loves it for me. I only make a small batch because I like to keep my mixture fresh, and it kind of lasts me for about two applications.
All of your treatments are extremely helpful in the winter, not only for growth but also for balancing the oil production on the scalp because they can treat dryness, aid in moisturization, show a scale, and generally keep the skin on your scalp more healthy and balanced so there is less excessive oil flaking growth.
Since my winter hair wash routine is primarily focused on clearing buildup from the scalp and repairing the ends of my hair, I’ve been doing a five-minute free anti-dandruff scalp exfoliation before I shampoo. Once I’m finished here, I’ll move on to covering my hair for an hour. This is normal shedding during these days for me. There’s nothing wrong with this amount; it’s natural and it happens occasionally.
I like this product since it combines physical and chemical exfoliation; therefore, I generally scrub my scalp for a short while to remove all the buildup and dead skin before letting the chemical exfoliation work its magic for a few minutes.
The fact is, the more frequently you wash, the oilier the roots get and the drier your ants get as well. Therefore, when it comes to how often you should wash your hair in winter, personally, I’m currently washing my hair every five days because it seems to be the right balance for my hair and scalp, but if you ask me, I will suggest you wash no more than twice. Following the rinsing of this, I’m going to apply the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth shampoo. I only washed the top half of my hair in order to prevent drying out my ends.
Another thing I do in the winter is wash my hair with pH-balanced products to prevent breakage and reduce frizziness. For example, my shampoo and conditioner must at least be ph-balanced, and generally speaking, that is best for your hair. This shampoo also contains zinc, carotene, and biotin, which are all excellent ingredients for hair growth, and it definitely makes my fine hair look fuller and extremely healthy, which I love so much. However, don’t forget that the way you emulsify your goods, especially your shampoo, matters.
Brush your hair every day to ensure that the natural oils reach the ends of your hair. Wash your pillowcases and brushes after each hair wash to prevent transferring old oils back to your clean hair. Rinse any product you use in the shower thoroughly before finishing with a cold water rinse. I’ll talk about more of these later. Now, every week, I’m going to apply a Meow Rosemary Care Mask to my ends to repair and nourish them.
I like to use this amount to cover my hair from the middle to the ends. I like to use my fingers to relax and spread the hair mask very well. Once I’m done, I normally cover it with a warm microfiber towel and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
This hair mask is one of my all-time favorites for my thin, fine hair because it doesn’t weigh it down and leaves it feeling fabulous after washing. If my hair is experiencing extreme dryness, which occurs frequently in the colder months like January and February, I always turn to shea butter and Manuka honey to give it tons of nourishment. I just want to clarify that in the winter, I only use conditioner.
I apply this much all over my scalp, massage a little, and then I’m going to move on to water only mascara with some fresh rosemary water in precisely this manner. The more stimulation, the more hair growth we will see this winter, and rosemary water is ideal for that because it can reduce inflammation on the scalp, improve circulation to the hair follicles, act as an antioxidant, and it can increase hair growth. For me, it is worth the extra step to add Rosemary.
Then, to seal the cuticle and all the products I use, I’m going in with remelia carotene hair serum to add more moisture and gorgeous shine, which is neve. I use this much of the Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother, which is a repair leave-in conditioner that reduces frizz, nourishes, and protects the hair.
My hair takes longer than 30 minutes to dry during the winter, and I don’t like having damp, cold hair in the cold, so I usually blow dry it instead.
I personally only use cool air to blow dry my hair; I don’t use hot or warm air. This works for me, but even though I’m not using intense heat, I still use heat-protecting products like Olaplex leave-in conditioner to prevent any type of potential damage. If you use heat in general, be sure to get a proper heat-protectant product. As for my technique, it is actually quite simple; I follow a few rules, for example, I always use a round brush.
I also do my best to avoid using circular motions with the hair dryer to avoid tangles and messy hair at the end. I also do my best to keep a good distance between my hair and the hair dryer to protect my hair and scalp from any hot air that could burn it. Once my hair is completely dry, I proceed to blow pure cold air for 20 seconds all over it to enhance the shine, and this also helps to soothe it.
I use a hair serum on the ends, detangle my hair frequently, and massage my scalp whenever I can. Two important wintertime foods that I eat are flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. I was actually reading an article about pumpkin seeds and how they’re great for preventing hair loss from the inside out and promoting hair growth. Eating those foods will like help us fight hair loss when you’re shedding and all that stuff that we really don’t want you to know, you know.