How to care for your hair this winter πŸ§–πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ„οΈπŸ―

Hey everyone!

I have been getting quite a few DM’s on Instagram regarding how I take care of my hair, what products I use and whether I had any good tips to share.

I recently shared a picture on my Instagram story and a lot of you commented on my hair regime. I have spoken about my hair routine previously but I’ve noticed new followers on here (a warm welcome to my blog guys!) so it’ll be lovely to share those tips and tricks again.

Can I also take a moment to thank all of you lovelies who’ve followed me from my early days to the most recent followers. There’s nearly 3k of you.. Woah how is that possible! I can’t even begin to fathom that. This blog started off as a hobby with a humble beginning and for it to grow this far is really heart-warming. So THANK YOU to everyone who reads my posts and supports me continuously. A massive hug to you all. You guys are precious! ❀️

Firstly, I really have to put in a disclaimer and emphasise that every individual is different. So what may work for me, may not possibly be the right thing for you. So please do bear this in mind and only follow tips that work for you and your hair type. If it doesn’t work, then please stop using it.

Now a little history, I’ve never coloured my hair so the picture above is my natural hair colour. This was taken during the Summer early this year. It’s medium brown, thick and grows like sea-weed though.. I literally have a haircut and somehow miraculously it’s grown inches within a period of a week! Ok a little exaggeration but you get what I mean. How is that even possible?! Does anyone else suffer the same phenomena? It still baffles me, but my hairdresser thinks it’s amazing and a sign of really healthy hair so I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

This could be a blessing for some but it means I used to have to pay extortionate amounts of money to have it cut every so often. Im telling you guys, hairdressers in Oxford don’t come cheap. The prices are absolutely extortionate 😣 However, since the last 2-3 years, I’ve really smartened up and have been getting a haircut once every 6 months. Not only was it kinder to my pocket but I noticed that as I was taking care of my hair, I was able to leave the appointments off a little longer. So cutting those unnecessary appointments (no pun intended!) was a good step to take in my case.

This tends to work well with my hair as I’m able to maintain the healthy texture through the methods I will share below..

As we know in winter, the change in weather can cause havoc to our skin and hair. We lose moisture from our hair, resulting in lack-lustre and dry locks which is not a good look especially with the party season upon us. So what are we supposed to do?

Don’t panic though, I’ll be sharing top tips that will make sure your hair is full of life and sparkle this season.

Pop on a hair mask;

Now many people think a hair mask is time consuming and one that requires a lot of time and effort.

Im here to tell you, that’s absolutely not the case. In fact whilst you’re watching your favourite movie/show on telly, just apply a moisturising hair mask and leave it on for 10-15 mins before washing out. Better still, I keep it on overnight (to really allow the ingredients to absorb and work in my hair) and wash it off the next morning. I find if you have thick hair like mine, it really needs those extra hours to work well into your hair. I usually do this once a week but you can choose your schedule according to your preference.

You’ll find that your hair has a lot more shine and bounce to it.

Oil up;

Using a hydrating oil will not only lock in moisture but it’s perfect to help remove any static and flyaways. However, I will say if you have fine hair, you may want to double check with the hairdresser.

I absolutely swear by it. My grandma used to oil my hair every week as a child and it’s one tradition that I follow to this day. You’ll find that a lot of South Asian countries love this ritual.

I find this method works extremely well with people who have quite thick hair. I personally use coconut and almond oil for mine. I find it really helps to lock in moisture and makes the hair really silky and soft. πŸ₯₯ 🌴

Top up on your vitamins;

I find that taking vitamins and supplements could provide your hair with all the nutrients it needs. If you’re keeping a healthy, well balanced diet then you’re def on the right track. However, if you’re lacking certain vitamins, then this will be very beneficial.

Regular trims;

Even though personally I visit the hairdressers twice a year only. However, it doesn’t mean it’s a hard and fast rule. If I find I need a little extra hand in between my hair appointments, then I’ll happily go for a little trim.

I’m quite blessed in that I rarely get split and dry ends but if I were to, I would certainly recommend a trim every 8-10 weeks or depending on your hair type. Better still, if you have a friend who’s leaning hair-dressing, then take full advantage of it. It not only saves costs but allows you to take longer time in between your main hair cuts.

Avoid washing your hair everyday;

This one may be a little controversial. However, I personally don’t wash my hair everyday as it really dries out my hair and scalp. I only wash my hair around 3 times a week.

This may sound surreal to some of you but trust me, if you can I highly recommend it. Usually my hair is a lot shinier and bouncier on the second and third day of wash. If I have a function to attend, I always wash my hair a day before. I do understand it may not work for everyone out there but if you can try to minimise drying out your hair and scalp. If you do feel you need to wash your hair everyday then switch to cool, warm temperature of water rather than very hot.

If it helps, try switching to a dry shampoo instead. This way you can keep a day free in between your washes where you use a dry shampoo instead. Also it’s great for giving your hair a little oomph!

Don’t pull hair too tight in a ponytail;

I totally relate to this one as a teenager I pretty much did the same. I used to find that it really used to give me a head-ache at the end of the day.

Whilst growing up, I quickly realised how wearing your hair in a loose manner really helps. Whether it’s a loose bun or a tie up, just make sure it’s not too tight. Also, it helps to ensure there’s minimum hair loss as well as being kinder to your hair .

Golden tip; There’s another quick tip that I’ve discovered recently and would love to share with you all. As you may know, I am working as a Beauty Consultant for Chanel and have discovered their Coco Mademoiselle hair mist. It’s the most heavenly scent that it truly alluring. It’s always been one of my fave perfumes and to see it in a hair mist makes it even more special!

It doesn’t need to be Chanel’s but any hair mist you prefer. Hair mists instantly freshen up your hair. You only need a quick spritz and it will stay on for hours leaving a sexy lingering scent. I give this advise to so many of my customers and they absolutely love it.

On a side note; if you are saving up for the Coco Mademoiselle perfume, then the hair mist is an excellent alternative to use in the meantime. I know they’re not the most affordable products out there but it’s certainly worth it!

I really hope this post has given you some helpful tips on how to manage your hair during winter. If you have any suggestions, ideas or tips, then I’d love to hear all about it below.

I’d love to connect with you on my social media, so if you are on Instagram, then please come over and say hi! You can find my IG details here .. Let’s be friends.. Catch you there! ❀️

Until next time,

Sheema xo

13 thoughts on “How to care for your hair this winter πŸ§–πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ„οΈπŸ―

  1. Hi there, I follow u on insta & Follow ur blog via email. I wanted to ask how u get ur hair so shiny and healthy. Mine is quite dry from using heat. Any tips u recommend?

    Btw u hav beautiful shiny hair!! 😍😍

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  2. Hi Jas, thank you so much for your kind words hun. I really appreciate your support. Ahh so we’re also Insta-buddies? So happy to hear that. Yay! πŸ€—

    Firstly, I def recommend using heat protectant at all times. Also take a break in between using electricals on hair, it helps your hair to breathe and doesn’t dry them out. Too much heat leaves you with dry hair prone to splitting ends.

    Secondly, if you use a hydrating oil or a hair mask once a week, it really moisturises your hair leaving it shiny and smooth. I find I don’t need to straighten my hair often when I use this method. I recommend coconut oil to keep it shiny and healthy.

    I hope this helps hun. If you have any other questions, please just let me know πŸ’•πŸ˜˜ xx

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  3. You have beautiful hair ! See what a coincidence!!! The other day I was just thinking to buy a luxury hair mist and I was thinking if I should get YSL or Gucci and now here you are talking about Channel hair mist ….. I will be getting one surely

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  4. Aww thank you so much hun, that’s so sweet of you! Ahh I can’t rave enough about this hair mist, it’s a lot subtle than their perfumes but such a gorgeous lingering scent. You must grab one! xx

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  5. 3K! That’s amazing love, so happy for you and many more to come ❀️ Great tips and I also apply oil esp coconut oil everyday to reduce the dryness. Def will try out some of your other ideas. You have gorgeous hair hun πŸ’œ

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  6. Aww thank you so much sweetheart, that’s so kind of you! πŸ€— You guys keep me going with your continued support and lovely messages, I really appreciate it. Thank you so much hun. P. s – coconut oil is just the best, so good for the hair ❀️😘 xx

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  7. This is the post I was looking for, because I started to pay more attention to my hair recently.
    I also noticed that my haor is a lot better condition now when I pregnant, but I think what helped is that I let it loose more now, and also don’t wash it every other day like I used to.
    Since my hair is on the oily side, I don’t use hair masks, but I do like to use oils on my hair before washing it.
    I like learning about hair care so keep them posts coming. 😁

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  8. Aww pregnancy hair is simply the best, the hormones work so well during this time so enjoy it hun. You’re very lucky! (one of the best side effects of pregnancy..) 😍
    Oh I honestly swear by hair oils, they work wonders. Even if it’s for only half an hour before a wash, it really helps. Thank you so much Irena, I’ll def be sharing a lot more with you guys over the coming posts. I love sharing hair care tips. Do stay tuned! ❀️

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