Its winter time and we all love this season. The cool crisp air, the jackets and coats along with those stylish boots, good food and drinks and of course the parties and get together make this season a lot more special. But with all of this comes the extra care required to keep our skin and hair looking healthy, nourished as well as protected to look glam and also feel fab!
Sounds like a task, right? But why fear when Knot Just Cuts is present right here to share some handy tips for the winters. Targeted at the millennials, who are constantly experimenting with their looks and trying to keep up with the latest fads, Knot Just Cuts, a newly opened Hair / Nail and Skin studio of approx 1500 sq.ft owned by Abhishek Chamaria and Diya Chamaria caters to all those and also provides a variety of services at nominal prices. Keeping in mind how important it is to take care of yourself in this season, Diya shares her most used tips and tricks to get you all party ready at any time!
Adapt your hair care to the weather changes –Our hair goes dry and weak during winter, but if you give it the right treatment, you’ll avoid it becoming a big issue. Look for shampoos and conditioners which aim to protect and heal your hair, making sure it’s slightly more moisturizing than what you use normally, but still good for your hair type. Also, it may be a good idea to try a moisturizing hair treatment once or twice a fortnight to repair the effects of winter.
Lower the water temperature when you shower – Even though a steamy shower might be just what you’re looking for in this cold weather, hot water can zap moisture from your hair making it brittle and more vulnerable to breaking. Wash your hair with lukewarm water and follow with a cool rinse instead.
Avoid heat styling –Blow drying draws moisture out of your hair increasing the chance of breakage. Heat-free drying helps keep your hair shiny and healthy. Also, do not forget to use heat protecting sprays before applying heated iron bars. Refraining from straightening or curling your hair during the winter is the best option. Use the time to explore new styles like twists, braids or buns.
Buy a humidifier – Want to know a magical way to fight dry hair in the winter? Use a humidifier. Indoor heating causes the air in your home to become very dry, pulling moisture out of your hair. Humidifiers help rehydrate the air to keep your locks looking lustrous.
Use Argan oil-Oil is one of the best products to use during winters as they moisturize the hair instantly. Argan oil is rich in nutrients including Vitamin E. It works as a natural conditioner for hair and makes the hair smooth and shiny. It can also treat frizzy hair and split ends.
Use Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Gel-Cold wintery winds can really leave your hair damaged and your scalp dry. Use Vitamin E capsules and Aloe Vera Gel with any oil. This combination can not only treat your dry scalp but also fights dandruff and helps in hair growth.
As with your hair, your skincare routine should also be adjusted – Skin becomes drier in cold weather, especially if it’s windy. Try using a slightly heavier moisturizer than you use in the summer, although still make sure that it’s suitable for your skin type. Make sure you moisturize every morning to prevent your skin from becoming dry and flaky. Then at night, before going to bed, wash your face and apply moisturizer to treat your skin while you sleep. A couple of times a week you should use a gentle exfoliator to scrub away dry skin which can become an issue in cold weather.
Use Sunscreen -Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Who applies sunscreen before bundling up in a jacket or coat? You should! Apply sunscreen half an hour before you go outside to give it a chance to dry and not stick to your clothes, and reapply frequently if you’ll be in the sun for long.
Eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated – Eating a healthy diet full of nutrients and vitamins is the best way to keep your hair and skin from looking and feeling healthy. It’s also important to drink enough water to keep your skin and hair hydrated from within.
Use Hydrating Masks– Homemade hydrating masks are best to provide needed moisture in the winter months. Use natural moisturizing ingredients like honey, yogurt, olive oils, almond oil, bananas, and aloe in your mask. Try this once or twice a week.
Always Remember to remove your makeup, cleanse, tone and moisturize before calling it a day. Wake up the next day to a soft, nourished and well-hydrated happy face. Follow these simple steps as much as you can and for anything else, you can count on Knot Just Cuts, located on the 1st floor of Infinity Benchmark, GP Block, Sector V, Salt Lake. You can also indulge in their amazing variety of services for that extra oomph once in a while.