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6 Hair Problems You Should Watch Out For This Winter Season

Mar 14, 2023

10 mins

Shilpee Singh

The arrival of winter makes us feel refreshed, alive and brings relief from the extreme heat of summer. But this is also the season when your hair needs some extra care as the winter brings some uninvited hair woes, which are often neglected. The dry climate and drop in temperature can cause dandruff, hair fall, and other problems in winter as your hair is in its weakest condition during this time of the year. Fortunately, you can prevent winter damage by following some winter hair care tips and giving your hair the love and care it needs. But before that, you need to understand and identify the hair problems that the chilly season brings with it. So, without any further ado, let us look at some of the winter hair problems and how to follow a hair care regime at home.

Woman irritated with her dry hair

How Does The Winter Weather Affect Hair?

The winter season takes a toll on your hair as the air in this season contains very little moisture. This leads to an increase in dryness and brittleness of hair. The dropped humidity causes the hair to dry and thus break easily. Dryness reduces the strength in the roots that hold the locks and cause winter hair fall . Moreover, the dry air strips off your hair's natural oil and causes a dry, flaky scalp. This dryness will in turn lead to dandruff which further makes the quality of hair poorer. 

What Are The Most Common Hair Problems During The Winters?


1. Hair fall 

The lack of humidity and temperature drop can adversely affect the health of your hair and make it dry and brittle, which in turn can cause hair fall. On an average, people lose about 50 to 100 strands of hair in a day, whereas hair fall during winters can increase up to 250 strands or more. 


2. Dandruff

Hair care in the winter season is very important as not paying enough attention to your strands can cause severe dandruff. But do you know why dandruff worsens in the winter season? This is because our scalp becomes very dry and the skin becomes flakey. The formation of dandruff causes further hair fall  during winter. 


3. Split ends 

Neglecting the winter hair care routine can lead to split ends in the hair. This is because of the dry air around.  


4. Scalp itchiness

Your scalp is the most affected by the winter. This is because of the accumulation of dirt and flaky skin which tends to clog the pores. Itchiness makes the tight dry skin crack and increases hair fall. 


5. Frizziness

The weather keeps on changing during winters from less chilly to more. Sometimes, it’s cool and breezy and other times, it’s hot and sunny. This change in the weather can cause your hair to become unmanageable and frizzy. Frizzy hair looks damaged, and dry and is also prone to hair fall. 


6. Hair breakage

You may have observed that the bathroom is like a battleground for your hair, where you may find an increased number of hair strands during winter. Why? This is because dry hair tends to break easily causing hair fall. 

Woman with winter dry hair, frizzy, unmanageable hair

Winter Hair Care Tips


  • Use a mild shampoo

You may have shampooed your hair innumerable times, but one important thing you generally miss is choosing the right shampoo. Since your hair is already weak in winter, an effective way to care for your hair is to make sure that you opt for a gentle, mild shampoo. Using shampoos with harsh ingredients such as parabens, silicones, and powerful cleansing agents can make your hair more prone to hair fall.  


  • Apply coconut-based hair oil 

There is no doubt that you should use hair oil throughout the year to maintain the health of your hair. But an amazing way to protect your hair from the harsh winters is by applying coconut based hair oil regularly. Rich in vitamin E and other essential nutrients, coconut based hair oil helps to combat frizz and provides your hair with the nourishment it needs during winter. We recommend using the Parachute Advansed Gold Coconut Hair Oil as a pre-poo, 1 hour before shampooing. This will make the hair greasy and prevent excessive moisture loss while washing.


  • Keep the hair hydrated

A good way to protect your hair from the winter dry air is to keep it hydrated as much as possible. Remember, your hair is the weakest when it is dry. So, after washing, make sure to dry your scalp and strands and apply a few drops of coconut based hair oil on the strands to lock the moisture. 


  • Don’t brush wet hair 

Drenched? Want to get rid of tangles on the go? This may sound tempting but an important tip for hair care in the winter season is to avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet. Let it dry naturally and then comb. While combing, use a wide-toothed comb to easily detangle your hair without doing too much damage. See to it that the teeth of your comb have enough space in between so that your strands don’t break while brushing.


Woman with perfect hair in the winter season

It's natural for seasonal changes to take a toll on your hair but the good part is that you can keep your hair strong and healthy by keeping the aforementioned things in mind and altering your hair care in winter. So, don’t let your favorite season put you down. Pamper your hair with the love and care it needs and flaunt the hair of your dreams all the year-round. Happy winters!

Frequently Asked Questions On Winter Hair Care


1. Does hair fall increase in winter?

Yes, hair fall can increase in winter due to a lack of moisture in the air. This makes the hair brittle and leads to excessive hair fall. This also leads to dandruff, itchy scalp, and frizziness. 


2. How can I treat my winter hair?

Following effective hair care in winter can help you achieve healthy hair with ease. Some of the ways to prevent damage are using a mild shampoo, using good coconut based hair oil regularly, and keeping the hair hydrated. 


3. Is coconut based hair oil good for the winter?

Applying the Parachute Advansed Ayurvedic Hot Oil is a great way to prevent hair damage in the winter season. It is infused with warming ingredients like black pepper, hibiscus, ajwain, and malakangali. All these promote hair growth and help deal with dandruff in the winter season.

About the Author

Hi, my name is Shilpee Singh. I am an English Literature graduate and a Linguistics postgraduate from Delhi University. I am a believer in sustainable living and try to lead a holistic life. I try to promote natural product usage in work, life, and play wherever possible. Views expressed are my own.


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