Guest Post: Top Tips For Your Hair’s Wellbeing This WinterThursday, January 07, 2016
We all know that winter weather can make you feel a bit worse for wear, and this is also true for your hair. Your hair can actually really be affected by the winter season and that’s why it’s so important to take measures to ensure your hair stays nourished and healthy throughout these chilly winter months. That’s why we at Allcures have come up with this post to help you recognise the ways that this colder winter could be damaging your hair and what you can do to guarantee that you’re prepared for whatever this season will do to your hair.
How Winter Damages Your Hair:
The winter months can be summarised in three words (excluding festive): Cold, wet and windy. Not the ideal setting for keeping your hair healthy! These conditions lead to your scalp becoming dehydrated, and this negatively affects your hair growth cycle. Besides the winter weather, you may also be responsible for damaging your own hair. Are you guilty of doing the following: over washing your hair, sporting tight hairstyles or not taking regular vitamin D supplements? These can lead to problems such as a dry scalp and weak hair that's more prone to dryness and damage. Now you’re aware of the ways that winter could be damaging your hair, we can start to look at how you can fix this. There are many ways of making sure that your hair gets the attention it needs in these harsher months, here are some of the main ones to bear in mind.
Foods and Vitamins
Ever heard of the expression: “You are what you eat”? Well, that’s not taken literally but as far as vitamins and your wellbeing is concerned, it is true. In these months, where the sun is not supplying Vitamin D for you, you can substitute it with supplements. Or, you can increase your intake of foods that contain Vitamin D, such as fish, egg yolks and cheese. These will benefit your hair as these foods contain Vitamin D and protein, which strengthen the hair overall. As well as Vitamin D, there are also other minerals and vitamins needed for regulation of hair growth. You need to ensure that you get the right amount of Vitamin E and Biotin for stronger and longer hair. These can also be taken via supplements or by eating healthier snacks. Some snacks to reach for are, peanuts or almonds (which also benefit your heart's health).
Many people go jogging in the spring and summer months because it’s a lot warmer than -1°c outside, but once winter approaches, many people tend to take a break from exercising. This can also negatively affect your hair and scalp health; exercise is important when it comes to improving circulation and overall health, especially when combined with a Vitamin-rich diet. So why not opt for joining your local gym rather than stopping exercising altogether?
Regular Scalp Treatments
As well as maintaining a vitamin-rich diet, and braving the cold to exercise, you should also give yourself some weekly scalp treatments. This will ensure your scalp remains healthy in these colder months. Almond, argan and coconut oil all help to provide a good source of Vitamin E, and these oils also help to regulate circulation in the scalp. To apply simply pour some oil onto your finger tips and give yourself a head massage once a week for up to ten minutes. This will help to maintain good circulation of the scalp and to prevent dryness and dead skin due to the winter weather.
Winter doesn’t have to be a burden to your hair and scalp’s health, follow our simple tips and your hair will be healthier than ever!