It’s that time of the year again – time for wads of your hair to be seen everywhere, from your hair-brushes to the floor.
Come autumn and winter, we start to notice more hair-fall than we see the rest of the year. It’s natural – we tend to shed more in the colder months. Here are some easy steps to implement into your life so that you can continue to have bouncy and healthy hair all year round.
You may need to consult your dermatologist for this one but it’s easy to understand why taking certain supplements ensure healthier hair. As per their recommendations, you could look into Iron, Biotin, Zinc and Protein tablets and steadily employ those into your everyday routine. Again, consulting a dermatologist is important because the wrong supplement could backfire. For example, a lot of people get acne breakouts whenever they use Biotin tabs. Asking your doctor for their opinion will only do you good.
#2 Deep conditioning
This is an easier step to implement than the previous one. As per your hair type (be it frizzy, wavy, dandruff-prone or what have you), look for deeply nourishing and conditioning hair masks. As the days get colder, your usual conditioner doesn’t cut it. Hair Masks are readily available for purchase these days and there are varieties that address every hair problem under the sun. Apply the mask to the roots of your hair once every fortnight or so and your hair will be much healthier. You can also look forward to it as a pamper-session, a time when you unwind and chill out.
The kinds of hair brushes you use also play an important role. Some are just better. Combs made of Neem tree bark are not only gentle but they also brush through knots with minimal breakage. Investing in a Tangle Teezer is also a great option – those detangle hair with ease, without causing much damage. Mason Pearson brushes are also worthwhile investments – they are just designed to be better than your average hair brushes. Another tip is to avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet.
#4 Eliminate hair tools to the best of your abilities
This might not be an easy step for some. The heat from these tools is horrible for your hair. They may make your hair look amazing but it’s going to be a wicked problem in the long run. Cutting out blow-dryers, straightening irons, hair-curlers and other hair-styling tools can be a difficult commitment. Even if you can’t cut them out of your life completely, trying to minimise using them would be a good place to start. If you just have to style your hair, make sure the setting is at its lowest to decrease the damage. Using heat-protectant creams before using hair tools is another way to lessen damage.
Using hair oils is something most of us have tried doing so this is going to be one of the more uncomplicated steps. Hair oils also work wonders at conditioning and fortifying your hair. Nourish the roots of your hair by massaging your favourite Hair Oil on your scalp and rinsing it off with mild shampoo afterwards. Something you can do on regular basis is to use a small amount of Hair Oil just on the tips/ends of your hair. Doing so will strengthen your hair and leave it looking healthier and more lustrous. Be sure not to use a large amount – that’ll only weigh your hair down.
Some examples of Hair Oils that do wonders for your hair are Coconut Oil, Amla Oil, Argan Oil, Hibiscus Flower Oil, Sunflower Oil and so on. Onion Hair Oil is also gaining traction lately.
#6 A balanced lifestyle
This tip is a no-brainer. Your entire body is going to thank you for taking good care of it as much as you possibly can. This doesn’t only answer your concerns about hair loss and wanting beautiful, silky hair. But it tackles your well-being and health as a whole. Exercising regularly, a balanced diet, avoiding smoking, indulging in hobbies to de-stress, having a regulated sleep schedule – those are all things one can do to ensure results. The outcome of maintaining a healthy lifestyle would be beneficial for your body, mind and soul. And, of course, your hair.