How to Care for Your Hair in Winter: 5 Tips for Smooth and Tangle-Free Hair
When winter arrives, not only does our skin become dry, but our hair also suffers from dryness and is prone to tangling. This can be especially troublesome for those with long hair. So, what can be done? How can we achieve silky and smooth hair?
Hair Care Tips:
Gently Pat Dry Your Hair with a Towel
One of the reasons for static electricity is improper drying after washing your hair. Rubbing your hair with a towel can not only damage it but also make it even drier. It's best to use a towel to gently pat and remove excess moisture from your hair. Moreover, the hot air from a hairdryer can also cause static electricity, so it's recommended to set the hairdryer to cool mode and keep it about 20cm away from your hair while blow-drying.
DIY Beer Hair Mask
Method: Directly apply to the hair.
How to use: Wash and dry your hair first. Then, take about 1/8 of a bottle of beer and apply it evenly to your hair (if you don't mind some waste, you can pour the entire bottle of beer into a basin and soak your hair in it for two to three minutes). After that, massage your scalp gently for a few minutes to allow the beer to penetrate the roots of your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing your hair with clean water. Finally, use a wooden comb or horn comb to comb your hair and make it smooth and tangle-free.
Adjust Your Diet
Proper diet plays a significant role in hair growth, metabolism, and nutritional balance. Iron, sulfur, vitamin A, vitamin E, and high-quality proteins are essential nutrients for hair growth. Therefore, it's essential to have a diverse diet and consume more plant-based proteins, such as beans and kelp. Additionally, you can incorporate foods that nourish yin and moisturize the lungs into your diet, such as sesame, honey, tremella mushroom, walnuts, lily porridge, fruits, and vegetables. Adequate supplementation of vitamin B2 can also have positive effects on preventing hair loss.
Peanut and Red Date Soup
Ingredients: Peanuts, Red Dates
Soak the peanuts in warm water and remove the "peanut coats."
Add a few red dates and simmer on low heat for half an hour. Then, add brown sugar.
It can be served as breakfast or a late-night snack.
Effect: Consistently consuming this soup can effectively improve dry and easily falling hair.
Flour and Ginger Hair Wash
Mix an appropriate amount of flour with water, tofu water, or rice water until well blended. Heat the mixture in a pot until it is about 80% cooked (similar to making a thick paste). The amount of water added can be adjusted according to the amount of flour used, and the consistency should be moderate. After cooling, add an appropriate amount of aged vinegar to the mixture. Grind the ginger into a juice and add it to the flour mixture. Use a whisk to stir the mixture until well blended.
Effect: This homemade hair wash can make your hair black and shiny, treat scalp itchiness and hair loss, and promote hair growth. Long-term use can reduce white hair. Combining this hair wash with regular consumption of black sesame internally can also turn white hair into black hair.
By following these hair care tips, you can keep your hair smooth, soft, and tangle-free throughout the winter season.