Leave overnight for the moisture to get absorbed into the roots.
Ladies, it’s time to show some TLC to your tresses, as the temperature drops. Here’s a lowdown of what to do as per your hair type.
For dry hair: Use a mild shampoo with conditioner twice a week. Deep condition once a week. This will help in replenishing the moisture, which gets depleted due to hot air styling. An alternative is to oil the hair once a week. Leave overnight for the moisture to get absorbed into the roots. This leaves your tresses soft and shiny.
Food for dry hair: Include essential fatty acids in your diet like fish, flax seeds and almonds. This improves the hair’s texture and combats dryness.
For brittle hair: Brittle hair is prone to breakage, and requires a conditioner developed to repair protein structure and infuse moisture. Sun-damage, hair colouring and chemical treatments break vital elastic protein cellular connectivity. Let your hair dry naturally, avoid using a dryer unless you are in a hurry. Even then use the dryer on a cold setting to help hold moisture in the hair.
Food for brittle hair: Include Zinc in your meals with foods like meat, eggs, whole grains and nuts. Ensure what you eat has enough Vitamin B6, B12 and C.
Oily hair: If you have oily hair, shampoo it with cool water and massage less. Hot water and massages simulate the sebaceous oil glands on the scalp encouraging them to produce more oil.
Food for oily hair: Eating Vitamin B rich foods help combat the oil production. The sebum production is regulated by having food rich in Vitamin B which is found primarily in foods such as poultry, fish, meat, beans, fruits and vegetables.
Frizzy Hair: Frizz is a result of an absence of a hair care regimen, and that’s why a little extra attention is all it takes to tackle the problem head on.
Food for Hair: Use avocado and yogurt based hair masks. It contains vitamins B and E, which nourish the hair and repair damage while the yogurt cleans and deep conditions your hair.