Come winter and our hair is in desperate need of major TLC. Since most of us tend to focus on our skin (hello, lotions!), our hair often tends to get neglected. However, if you want soft, luscious and glossy locks all through winters, then you’ll have to start using some of these hydrating products. Here are seven things you can incorporate into your weekly hair routine to deep condition your hair!
Super light and easy to absorb, hair serums are great for everyday use and most hair types. They don’t only protect your hair from pollution but also keep frizz at bay. Most serums add a ton of gloss to dull hair, which makes your hair look healthier than it is.
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Instant Smoothing Serum (Rs 265) improves hair texture and keeps your mane tangle-free.
Frequent exposure to straighteners can lead to hair damage. Another must for the winter season is a deep conditioning, repair shampoo that takes care of dull and dehydrated hair. Look for ingredients like keratin in your shampoo — a sulphate-free shampoo is great if you wash your hair every day.
POPxo Recommends: Enriched with amino acids and proteins Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair with Liquid Keratin Serum Deep Repair Shampoo (Rs 275), is a lifesaver.
When it comes to curly or dry hair, the one thing that can redeem your hair is a good hair conditioner. After washing your hair, use a rich hair conditioner and keep it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with tepid or cool water to seal your hair follicles.
POPxo Recommends: Matrix Biolage Ultra Source Aloe Hydrating Conditioner (Rs 171) works well for thick hair as it is nourished with aloe extracts that help with frizz, giving you smooth hair.
An at-home hair masque treatment is a treat during colder months. Locking in as much moisture in the hair is key, and a pre-shampoo masque will do the trick. Look for ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, honey and coconut milk.
POPxo Recommends: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (Rs 1,100) has various oils in it that help to restore shine to dull hair.
A part of Indian haircare routines, a scalp massage boosts blood circulation, thereby accelerating hair growth. Make a concoction of coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil and apply it on your scalp with a cotton ball. You can also add curry leaves to hot coconut oil (strain and use) to avoid premature greying.
POPxo Recommends: Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment Oil (Rs 525) has the best of Ayurvedic goodness and shows visible hair growth.
Don’t skimp on leave-in conditioning products, as these are the ones that work the hardest and longest on your hair. Be it hair thinning, hair fall or shine, there are specific elixirs for each problem. You can use 1 pump on a daily basis or 1-2 pumps after you wash your hair.
POPxo Recommends: Wella Professionals SP LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir For Keratin Protection (Rs 920) helps prevent your hair from being brittle.
If oiling your hair isn’t something you’re keen on, then try oil-in-cream products. These babies have the goodness of oils but without that stickiness. Use once a week for best results.
POPxo Recommends: Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Oil-In-Cream (Rs 70) has green tea, eucalyptus, aloe, lemon and henna to make your hair soft and strong.
Be kind to your hair and avoid using hair irons or curlers, and give your hair a detox from those harsh tools for a while. Try these products and let us know what works best for your hair.