Winter season becomes a bit difficult for people with fine hair but not anymore. Here you will find some of the best winter hair care tips for fine hair. These hair care tips will help your fine hair to easily deal with cold winter season.
Before getting into the tips let’s know what are fine hair and why do you need to take extra care for your fine hair in winters.
What Are Fine Hair ?
Fine hair is when the hair strand’s diameter is less. Which means there can be lots of hair strands on your scalp but the width of every single hair strand is less.
Ok, so fine hair is different from thin hair. Simply because in thin hair the hair strands can be thick in diameter but there are less hair strands on the scalp.
Fine hair really needs some extra little care during winter season because cold, dry air sucks the moisture from your hair. It also makes your hair dehydrated which can cause hair fall, dandruff and rough hair.
So, now let’s know some really good and practical tips to care for your hair fine hair in winter season.
1. Overnight Oiling :
Overnight oiling means massaging hair oil on your scalp and hair during the night and then washing your hair in the next morning. Many of us don’t like to apply oil during the day time because it makes our hair look greasy and less in volume.
So, overnight oiling is the best way to get some healthy nutrients in your hair for 8-10 hours and then washing away the excess greasiness. This helps to provide moisture to your fine hair without making them look greasy and sticky.
You can use any good hair oil for overnight oiling but following are some of the best oils for fine hair :
- Argan oil
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil
- Avocado oil etc.
2. Use A Gentle Cleanser :
Use a gentle hair cleanser for your fine hair, read the ingredients whenever you choose your hair cleanser. Make sure the cleanser is free from harmful chemicals like mineral oil, phthalates, sulphates, silicons, parabens etc.
These above chemicals are so harmful that can damage your hair and make them frizzy, dull and dry. Also these are harmful for health too. So, choose a cleanser which uses natural ingredients.
I also have fine hair so in winters I use oil based hair cleanser which contains natural ingredients and oils. Oil based cleanser helps to make hair smooth and nourished without making your hair feel heavy or greasy.
3. Use Leave in conditioner :
Leave in conditioner is a product that is meant to be used after washing your hair. Right after washing your hair towel dry your hair a bit and then apply leave in conditioner on the damp hair.
It works just like a regular hair conditioner but you don’t have to rinse it with water. This helps to hydrate your fine hair and makes them frizz free and easy to detangle.
You can buy a good quality leave in conditioner. If you are a natural beauty and diy lover just like me, then you can make your own leave in conditioner at home
So, for that I am sharing a very simple recipe to make leave in conditioner at home
- Coconut milk – 3 Tablespoon
- Aloe vera gel – 1 Tablespoon
- Any essential oil – 4 drops
- A spray bottle
- In a bowl add coconut milk
- Then add aloe vera gel and essential oil
- Mix everything nicely
- Transfer it to clean spray bottle
- To use it, spray this leave in conditioner on your damp hair.
4. Set Temperature While Hair Wash :
Temperature of water really need to be considered while washing your hair. In winters you might like to wash your hair with hot water but do not ever use hot water for your hair.
Simply because using hot water on your hair can strip away your scalp’s natural oils and make your scalp dry, itchy and irritated.
Even if there is a very cold weather, you can wash your hair with warm or luke warm water but never ever use hot water. Also while washing your fine hair make sure to gently rub the cleanser on your scalp.
Do not harshly rub your scalp do it with gentle hands and then rinse off.
5. Trimming Split Ends :
You might notice the ends of your fine hair has split ends and these split ends can increase in winters. It happens because winters sucks hydration and makes your hair damage and dry.
Although it is a myth that split ends stop hair growth, it’s not really true but yes split ends can further damage your hair. So the best solution for split ends is to trim them once every 6-7 months.
Trimming your split ends can make your hair length just a bit shorter but if you don’t want to cut them down then you need to take extra care for your split ends.
6. Care For Split Ends :
As I mentioned above trimming split ends is the best way to get rid of them but it can shorter your hair length. So, if you don’t want to cut down split ends then it is best to care for them.
In winter season moisturize the ends of your hair using natural ingredients. You can use honey as it a natural humectant which locks in moisture. Take some honey on your fingers and apply it to your split ends
You can also use less greasy natural butters like mango butter or murumuru butter, simply apply them on your split ends twice or thrice a week. Although if your fine hair get very dry and damaged at the ends you can increase the frequency.
You can also check out these 4 diy murumuru butter recipes for hair
7. Hydrate Your Body :
In summers we really feel thirsty all the day but in winters it gets almost opposite. Some people feel very less thirst during winter which can make you forget to have enough water.
Even in winter hydrating yourself is important. Proper hydration helps to make your skin and hair healthy. So, if you feel like you are not drinking enough water and most of the times you forget to have water
Then you can download an app in your mobile that will remind you to have water. Loss in hydration can lead to dry scalp and thus makes fine hair more dull and lifeless.
8. Wear A Soft cap :
When you go outside in winter, cold air sucks moisture from your hair and makes the hair dry and frizzy. You can wear a soft cap that will protect your hair from dry cold air.
If you don’t want to wear a cap then you can cover your hair with a soft fabric scarf. Fine hair quickly gets affected by cold and dry air, so it’s best to cover them whenever you go out in air.
9. Use Heat Protectant :
Not only cold air but excessive heat can also damage your hair. Especially fine hair are more sensitive than thick hair. Whenever you use a heat styling tool on your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant.
Again you can buy a heat protectant or you can also make your own at home. Let’s learn how you can make diy heat protectant for your hair at home
Ingredients : ( To make medium bottle you can triple the quantity )
- Grape seed oil – 1 Tablespoon
- Distilled water – 2 Tablespoon
- Cedarwood essential oil – 2 drops
- A small spray bottle
- Take the spray bottle and fill it with oil
- Then add essential oil and shake it to mix
- Then fill the bottle with distilled water
- Shake it nicely
- To use it, spray on your hair and use your fingers to evenly distribute on all your hair.
10. Use Hair Mask :
In winter you should use a hair mask at least once a week as fine hair need extra care in winter. Hair mask will help to deep condition your hair, moisturize your scalp, provides nourishment to hair follicles and makes hair soft and smooth.
You can make hair mask at home using natural ingredients. The best thing about homemade hair mask is you can choose the ingredients that suits your hair the best.
Ok, so below I am sharing a very simple recipe to make diy hair mask at home. This recipe works for every type of hair and it is completely natural.
Homemade Hair Mask
- Ripped banana – 1
- Ripped avocado – 1/2
- Honey – 1 Tablespoon
- In a bowl add banana and mash it using a fork
- Then add avocado and mash it
- Mix them both and add honey
- Then again mix it
- Your homemade hair mask is ready
How To Use :
- To apply this hair mask divide your hair into small sections
- Using your fingers or a brush apply the mask from scalp to roots
- Cover all your hair
- Let it be on your hair for about half hour
- Then wash your hair
- You will notice your hail will become soft, moisturized and frizz free.
11. Tying Hair :
As I mentioned above fine hair really quickly get affected by winter which can cause damage to your hair. So, whenever you go outside and don’t want to cover your hair with anything like scarf or a cap
Then you can loosely tie your hair, this will help to keep your hair managed in the cold air. Of course you can remove hair tie afterwards.
Final Thoughts :
Fine are really needs some extra care during winter. Cold weather can make your hair dull and lifeless. So, above are some simple tips that you can follow to tackle in winters with your fine hair.
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