5 DIY tips to manage your mane during the winters

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 17, 2016

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Winter calls for some extra hair care as the weather can create havoc on your hair leaving them dry, frizzy and brittle. Here are some simple DIY tips to take care of your tresses this winter.
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    You may love winter, but your hair may not

    Most of us may find winter better than summer but same not be the case with our hair. It’s that time of the year where you need to take special hair care as winter can create a havoc on your hair leaving them dry, frizzy and brittle. How to tame your mane in winter you ask? Here are some simple DIY tips you can try.

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    Say no to sulphate

    Many shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulphate, a detergent known to remove oil from hair. It is easy to mistake it for an advantage, but you shouldn’t because sulphate harbouring shampoos often strip your hair of essential natural oils that keep your hair healthy and hydrated, leaving them dull and dry. Therefore, opt for shampoos that are sulphate-free. Image source: Getty

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    Try DIY Aloe Vera hair mask

    Owing to its amazing properties, aloe vera is a common ingredient in most of the beauty products. Take a leaf of aloe vera and cut it open to extract fresh aloe vera gel. Take three tablespoons of the gel and add a few drops of lime juice. Mix both the ingredients well and apply the mixture on your hair. Let it sit for half an hour and later on wash your hair with cold water. Including this hair treatment once a week in your hair care regime will help keep your hair healthy. Image source: Getty

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    Stay clear of boiling hot water

    Nothing feels better than a hot shower on a cold day but washing your hair with it may not be such a great idea as exposing your hair to hot water can strip moisture from your hair. Thus, using lukewarm water to wash hair seems like a better choice. Image source: Getty

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    DIY hair spa at home

    Warm up your hair oil and add a few drops of lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture onto your scalp. This will help prevent dryness thereby dandruff. Now take damp towel and heat in it in microwave for 30 seconds. Wrap this towel around your hair. Blow dry around the towel to allow the oil and mask to sink in deeper. Take the towel off your head. Leave it in overnight if possible. Image source: Getty

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    Avoid hair dryers

    Most of us seek help of heated appliances to dry and style your hair but use of such products can damage your fragile strands especially when you use right after a wash. Ideally, it is always good to let your hair dry naturally. Image source: Getty

     

     

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