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News stardom, Kolkata, 6th.December. With the ever-increasing pollution levels and dust, our hair is subject to some very harsh conditions. It is put to the test each time and is expected to not just survive but thrive. More often than not – it fails and loses its quest to external damage. As if this wasn’t enough, changing weather and the constant change of temperature, from the heated indoors to the cold outdoors, causes your hair to lose its shine and feel brittle. Wind and harsh, cold air suck moisture out of your hair, and cause tangles. All this dryness accelerates frizz, breakage, and split ends, and the shock of extreme temperature changes puts additional stress on your hair.
Shampoos and conditioners do more harm than good to your hair. Using them repeatedly causes hair to further dry out. The sulphate present in these products makes the hair brittle thus causing hair to fall
More often than not we resort to quick and easy solutions only to improve the appearance of our hair. These end up damaging hair even more, making it look like a bunch of hay – dry and frizzy. It is important that we strengthen our roots, from within, before focusing on its appearance. The solution lies in easy-to-whip-up, natural, homemade remedies. One very easy way of saving your hair from all the adversity it faces is soaking seeds overnight in coconut oil. It is one of those kitchen remedies that could make your hair care regime enriched with nutrients and bring great results to your hair texture.
There are few such hair fall fighting seeds that can solve your hair woes. Some of them are Methi, Sarson, Kalonji, Lauki and Til. A combination of these seeds can solve multiple hair care problems. They can wondrously strengthen roots, reduce hair fall and provide boost to hair growth. The infusion of these seeds to coconut oil can also act as a natural conditioner. It leaves hair smooth and manageable.
It is also important to oil your hair regularly. During the winter season, your scalp will be drier and that can lead to dandruff and scalp irritation, which in the worst-case scenario can lead to hair fall. No matter how busy you are, it is important that you don’t forget to oil your hair. It’s really important to keep your scalp moisturized.

Lastly, eating a healthy diet full of vitamins and drinking plenty of water is the best way to keep your hair and scalp hydrated which helps in looking and feeling healthy.

So while you welcome this winter with open arms, make sure you are doing all to protect you tresses from inside and out. Lathering them up with moisture is the first step to winter hair care. So bundle up in your coats and let yourself and your hair free in that chilly weather.
– Article authored by Dr. Aparna Santhanam

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