Winter is in full force. With winter months, my hair gets drier and my scalp gets itchier. I’m sharing some helpful winter hair care tips to help relieve those dry & itchy scalps over this colder season.
Dry Hair Winter Woes
When winter comes around, it seems like all of the moisture is drained from my hair. My hair and scalp are drier. And as a result of a drier scalp, it also becomes itchier. It doesn’t help that my hair is colored because coloring dries out your hair on its own. Does anyone else suffer from these dry hair winter woes?
So, I’m all about trying to add as much moisture to my hair as I can and also trying to help relieve my scalp when it’s dry and itchy.
5 Winter Hair Care Tips
Here are 5 winter hair care tips to help with those dry & itchy scalps:
- Drink water! As I mentioned on my post about the healthy hair challenge I’m participating in, healthy hair starts from within. So, it’s important to start on the inside to keep your hair and scalp hydrated. You can do this by making sure you’re drinking plenty of water every day.
- Don’t leave home with wet hair. Now I will admit, I’m so guilty of this. I’m usually in a rush so when I wash my hair in the morning, I don’t have enough time to completely dry my hair. This is bad during the winter months because it takes longer for your hair to dry in the cold hair. Also, if your hair freezes it could result in breakage! This is definitely something to consider if you live in an area that reaches freezing temperatures.
- Steam your hair. Using a steamer on your hair is a great way to add moisture back to your hair and scalp. During colder months, we usually have heaters on full blast when we’re indoors. This can strip a lot of moisture from your hair. Steamers can add moisture and help rehydrate your dry hair.
- Massage your scalp. If you have a dry and itchy scalp, you can relieve it by massaging your scalp with oils. Simply apply your favorite oil to your fingertips and massage into your scalp. Massaging your scalp is also great because it helps stimulate your hair follicles, which can promote healthy hair growth.
- Deep condition once a week. The running theme so far is that your hair is being drained of moisture during the winter months. So it’s important that you’re consistently replenishing that moisture. You can achieve this with weekly deep conditioning sessions.
One line that I have been loving to help calm my scalp during this colder weather are the products from the EverFresh line from L’Oreal. This line includes an Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Balancing Conditioner, and Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for review purposes.
The products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and vegan. All of the products include Indian Lilac as one of the ingredients.
Now, I’ve used an exfoliating scrub for my face to help get rid of dry skin. But, I’ve never thought of using one for my scalp. I think this is actually the first time I’ve seen a product like this. So, I was very excited when I received it. It’s a great way to get rid of dry patches on your scalp and you can use this while massaging your scalp in the shower.
The shampoo helps stop scalp itching and irritation, common symptoms of dandruff. I liked that this product removed my product build up and it really defined my curls.
The conditioner aims to restore balance to encourage a healthier scalp environment. This conditioner did add a nice slip to my hair, which always makes detangling easier. It also left my hair feeling soft.
Now, I will say I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scent. That’s just a personal preference, though. I like my shampoos and conditioners to smell like a tropical vacation. It’s definitely great during these winter months when I’m dreaming of being on a beach somewhere. But, it’s a very clean herbal scent, so it’s not too overwhelming.
Overall, I liked the line, especially the scrub.
How are you protecting your hair during the winter months? Do you also suffer from a dry & itchy scalp when it gets colder?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!