The chilling wind during winter makes it exceptionally easy for your asian hair to be tangled. With problems like dryness and lack of moisture, there is a worsening of hair condition. So how does one go about maintaining smooth and shinny hair in this extreme weather? Here are some tips in protecting your hair.
Drastic fall of temperature in Winter is accompanied by decrease in humidity. The declining moisture in the air results in drying up of hair strands, causing your hair to become dry and brittle. This is especially so for thin hair strands which will get tangled easily and difficult to comb. Breakage of hair will also occur during combing and styling of hair.
Fine sand and dust can easily “attack” your hair in the midst of the cold winter winds. When combing, styling and tidying of asian hair, friction caused by bristles in the comb can cause your hair cuticles to be damaged, giving rise to frizzy hair.
After identifying the cause of frizzy hair, how does one prevent or solve hair problems? Below are some tips which may help you.
1. The most basic and most important tip is cleanliness. One should cultivate the habit of washing hair as good quality hair cleaning products not only get rids of dirt and oil but also maintains ample nutrients and moisture in hair. This will in turn allow for your hair to be healthy and strong.
2. Hair tonic and hair moisturizer is essential after washing of asian hair. The ingredients in hair moisturizer will allow for the surface molecules of hair to be arranged such that electrical charges between hair fibers are reduced. With the decrease in charges, an anti-static protective film is formed, allowing your hair to be moisturized, silky smooth and soft.
3. It is advisable to perform deep layer hair treatment for your hair at least once a week, using intensive hair treatment products. You can perform such professional treatment in the comfort of your own home. After washing your hair, your hair cuticles are opened and can easily absorb nutrients. Use a hair dryer at low temperature 20 minutes after wash. Be sure to keep your hair dryer at a distance from your hair.
4. Using combs made from natural materials like wood, cow’s horn or mane, can help to lessen the damage caused by static electricity.
5. More than 90% of hair is made up from protein, iodine and vitamin B1. These nutrients allow for your asian hair to maintain its natural colour and shine. Therefore, food, like fruits, bean sprout and fish liver oil, which contains necessary nutrients, are some of the food which are otherwise known as “food for hair”.
6. Regular consumption of green vegetables, beans and seaweed can promote healthy hair growth. Green vegetables aid melanin production, hence giving your hair a rich black colour. Seaweed-like food has high calcium, potassium, and iodine content which can help to delay graying of hair. In addition, too much salt or sugar intake can cause androgenic hair loss and make your limp and brown. Hence, if you want strong healthy asian hair, it is important to decrease your consumption of sweet food and pickles.