Seasonal Hair Loss
Come winter and we think of lovely chilly nights, wearing hoodies and trench coats and experimenting with new colour trends in makeup. However, it also means dry skin, chapped lips and – hair fall! Seasonal hair fall can be a nightmare, especially annoying when you find your own hair strands stuck to the collar of your favourite jacket or coat. Here are a few ways you can reduce this natural occurrence as much as possible –
1. Brush it up! Whether you have curly hair or wavy or straight, once seasonal shedding starts you need to be very careful and ensure that you comb or brush your hair twice a day. This is to get rid of the dead hair strands that stay stuck in your locks among the healthy ones. If you have curly hair though, and if you’re worried that brushing would ruin the curls – once you’re done just wet your hands and run your fingers through your hair to make sure they stay in place.
2. Let your hair down! Tying back your hair into a ponytail is convenient, but too many hairstyles that tie up your hair tend to add stress to it and increase chances of breakage. Besides, this makes the dead or loose strands mix up with the healthy ones and doesn’t let them fall out naturally. Make sure you let your hair loose for a longer time than tying it up.
3. Avoid too much product: Mousses, gels and serums tend to make your hair sticky, and in this weather, it’s best to minimize your usage of them for the same reason outlined above – you don’t want to mix up the dead strands with the healthy ones!
4. Try a fringe cut/bangs: Winter is also the time when your hair gets all wispy and baby-like – can be really annoying! Try a nice fringe cut or get bangs. They keep your hair in place and make it manageable till summer starts.
5. Style it up! I know I said earlier that you should avoid too much product – but we all have that one HG hair product that can turn any bad hair day around! Once you allow your stray hairs to fall out naturally, make sure you use a good product that styles it well and doesn’t build up too much. This also tones down the frizz static that happens during winter.
6. Wear fabrics that match: One way to avoid any visible shed hairs showing up on your clothing is to match up your clothes with your hair i.e. if you have dark hair, wear darker colours. It’s that simple. Also try and avoid fabrics that let hair cling to it – for example, wear less rough and more satiny textures.
7. Avoid playing with your hair! Yes, while running your fingers through your hair might be a good timepass, it’s not the best idea for winter – your fingers will be covered in loose/dead hair strands – not attractive at all! Save it for the summer
I hope these tips helped!! Stay gorgeous this winter xx