Haircare Regime for Winters: 5 Must-Do Winter Haircare Hacks for Soft & Silky Hair

Mar 14, 2023

10 mins

Srijita Biswas

Winter is Here— So are the Hair Concerns

Winter is here, again! The temperature’s dropping steadily and every morning the chilly winds and the smog keep telling us to drop all the plans, crawl under the comforter and sip on an endless cup of hot chocolate. As we gear up for the cold winds, weddings, and year-end parties, we often forget to properly care for our hair. Often in the rush of presenting our best version to the world and the unforgiving weather, we forget that our hair goes through a lot.

Experts note that without a proper regime, you will fall victim to problems such as a flakey scalp, dry hair, itchiness, dandruff, irritation, and more. However, making subtle changes in your regime and adopting healthy practices can go a long way to ensure strong and silky hair. 

5 Easy Tips to Winter-Proof Your Hair

Maintaining soft and silky hair during winter is not as difficult as it might seem. You can follow some simple haircare hacks and make subtle changes in your habits to ensure your hair stays healthy.


Continue scrolling for some of our favourite haircare hacks to ensure healthy and lustrous hair.


Invest in a Good Hair Oil

During the winter months, the scalp becomes dry and itchy. It can lead to scalp irritation, dandruff, and hair loss. Regularly massaging your scalp and hair with a coconut-based hair oil like the Parachute Advansed Ayurvedic Hot Oil works wonders. This hair oil has the goodness of herbs like Black Pepper, Ajwain, Hibiscus, Thyme and Malkangini. It nourishes the roots and locks in much-needed moisture for healthy, frizz-free and silky hair, even during the dry and cold winter months. Regular massages improve blood circulation in your scalp, nourish your hair follicles, and promote the growth of thick, lustrous, and shiny hair.


Limit Shampooing Your Hair

Washing your hair very frequently will strip it of its natural oils. And this is even truer during the winter months. Experts say that you should limit shampooing to a couple of times per week. Additionally, when shampooing, use a gentle, sulfate-free, nature-based formula.


Use Lukewarm Water for Your Hair

During the winter months, the scalp and hair naturally dry out. Washing your hair with hot water further worsens the situation. Flakey scalp and dry hair can lead to other problems, such as dandruff, itching, irritation, rashes, redness, and infections on the scalp and skin. Ideally, using lukewarm water when bathing or showering will keep your hair warm without depriving it of moisture.


Protect Your Hair from  Exposure to Natural Elements

Exposing your hair to the harmful natural elements like dirt, dust and cold winds, can lead to problems like dandruff, flakey scalp, dry hair, and more. Thus, when stepping outside in cold weather, it is highly recommended that you protect your hair with a hat or scarf.


Cut Down on Heat Exposure

The impact of exposing your hair to heat can be harmful. It dries your hair and increases the chances of damage. Experts recommend drying your hair with a towel instead of blow drying to preserve moisture and thus maintain lustrous and silky hair. However, if you wish to style your hair, you can experiment with styles like plaits, buns, etc., or use light oils like Parachute Advansed Aloe Vera Enriched Coconut Hair Oil.

Some Pro Tips to Further Protect Your Hair from the Cold

  • Message your hair with a good coconut-based hair oil to lock the moisture in and prevent dryness. 
  • A good conditioner is essential for keeping your hair healthy, especially in the winter. Use a conditioner that suits your hair type well, and use it regularly.
  • Knots and tangles are a common occurrence for dry hair during winter. Thus, keeping your hair nourished and well-conditioned keeps from breakage and hair fall. 
  • Ensure that your diet consists of foods rich in folic acid, vitamins B12 and D, and minerals. Some of the recommended foods are nuts, berries, eggs, sweet pepper, etc. These are highly beneficial in helping boost your hair growth.

Final Words

Winter is a fun time, especially for us who live in warm regions all year round. It brings a lot of positive things, such as fun gatherings, warm and fluffy clothes, the joy of drinking hot chocolate, and festive celebrations. However, the winter weather conditions can be especially harsh for our hair. So, take appropriate measures to nourish your hair from the roots for thick, lustrous, and shiny hair.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What type of oil is best for my hair during winter?

It is always best to use a good-quality, nature-based hair oil. Nowadays, there are a large variety of hair oils you can choose from. However, we recommend using coconut-based hair oil during winter since it nourishes your scalp and locks in the moisture for your roots, preventing breakage and hairfall.

2. How frequently should I oil my hair during winter?

Experts recommend massaging your hair with a good-quality, natural, coconut-based hair oil. For best results, you can use the Parachute Advansed Ayurvedic Hot Oil at least thrice a week, especially during winters. Remember that regularly oiling your hair strengthens your roots and reduces hairfall significantly.

About the author:

Hi, I’m Srijita. I did my graduation in Computer Science from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and I’ve worked in the digital, entertainment and lifestyle industry for over four years. I am a firm believer in implementing sustainable and clean products in all aspects of life. As a skincare enthusiast, I like to explore naturally-obtained products. The views expressed here are solely my own.


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