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The winter months can put your hair and scalp under a lot of stress. Here are some key tips and tricks to keep your hair and scalp healthy during winter.

1. Protect your hair from the elements

Cold, wet winter weather can take its toll on your hair. The best way to protect your hair from the elements is to cover your head with a hat or scarf, but make sure that it’s not so tight that it will restrict the circulation in your scalp.

While it protects your hair, wearing a winter hat can also lead to a build up of sweat that could irritate the scalp. 

So make sure you use an anti-dandruff shampoo to stop dandruff in its tracks before flakes start to appear.

2. Keep your hair and scalp hydrated

If you’re dehydrated on the inside, it will show on the outside too so make sure you drink plenty of water to help keep your hair and scalp hydrated.

Using Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care Shampoo moisturizes a dry scalp caused by winter weather and temperature fluctuations between indoors and outdoors. 

3. Avoid over-styling your hair

Limit your use of tools like hair dryers and curling irons, as the heat can dry out your hair and scalp, increasing the risk of damage.

Struggling with heat-damaged hair? Try Anti-Hairfall Shampoo

4. Have your hair trimmed regularly

Whether you have long or short hair, winter weather can make the ends of your hair dry and brittle. Regular trims will keep your hair in good condition and reduce the chance of split ends. 

5. Wash your hair in warm or cool water

It might be tempting in the colder months to turn the water temperature up, but try to avoid washing your hair in very hot water – use warm or cool water to avoid damage.

Hot water can dry out your hair and damage the delicate skin on your scalp, which may be extra sensitive during the winter. 

6. Don’t leave home with wet hair

Take the extra time to blow-dry your hair or let it dry naturally before going outside. In cold weather your hair will take a long time to dry – and if your hair freezes, you risk breakage.

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