Winters can bring a board of challenges, especially for your tresses. The cold weather, dry winds, combined with indoor heating, can strip your locks of moisture, leaving them prone to damage and frizziness.

In This Article:

Understanding Winter Hair Care

Tips To Prevent Winter Hair Damage

But like most problems, this one has solutions too. In this guide, we present ten essential winter hair tips to help you figure how to protect hair from cold weather ensuring that your tresses remain healthy, lustrous, and resilient throughout the colder months. From hydration strategies to protective styling, these tips will become your winter haircare handbook, keeping your mane luscious and strong despite seasonal adversities.

Understanding Winter Hair Care

To navigate the winter haircare challenge successfully, you need to be proactive. Begin by embracing hydration as the biggest hair goal during this season. Incorporating a nourishing, hydrating shampoo and conditioner into your routine becomes key. Look for products that lock in moisture, restoring the natural balance of your strands.

Moreover, don't underestimate the power of a good hair mask. Treat your locks to a weekly deep conditioning session to replenish lost moisture and prep for winter. Opt for hair masks enriched with ingredients like Argan oil for an extra boost of nourishment.

We’ve got more tips lined up for you. So don’t worry about your hair when someone says, ‘Winter Is Coming.’ We’ve got you covered.

Tips To Prevent Winter Hair Damage

1. Nourish Your Hair And Scalp

Begin your winter haircare routine by nourishing your hair and scalp. Choose a sulphate free shampoo and conditioner to provide your locks with the essential vitamins and hydration they need during the colder months.

Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Anti-Frizz Smoothening Shampoo & Conditioner Combo is the holy grail for winter haircare. Made with ethically sourced, pure Moroccan Argan oil, the shampoo and conditioner tame frizz for smoother-looking, more hydrated hair.

2. Avoid Frequent Hair Wash

Resist the temptation to wash your hair daily. Frequent washing can strip away natural oils, making your hair more susceptible to dryness. Instead, space out your washes to maintain a healthy oil balance.

3. Oil Your Hair Often

Don’t be lazy and get oiling! Incorporate regular oiling into your routine. Whether it's Coconut, Argan, or Onion oil, a good oil massage can replenish moisture, promote hair growth, and add a natural shine to your locks.

If you’re dealing with winter hair fall we recommend Love Beauty and Planet Onion, Black Seed Oil & Patchouli Hairfall Control, Paraben Free Hair Mask. Our Onion bulb oil is ethically sourced from Himachal Pradesh to help you fight hair fall in winter.

4. Maintain A Healthy Diet

Say no to junk, and seriously stick to it. Remember, healthy hair starts from within. Ensure your diet includes plenty of vitamins, minerals, and proteins for stronger, healthier hair.

5. Use A Weekly Hair Mask

Consider using a deep conditioning mask once or twice a week. This extra dose of moisture and nutrients helps repair damage, reduce frizz, and keeps your hair looking lush throughout the winter.

If you’re dealing with winter hair fall we recommend Love Beauty and Planet Onion, Black Seed Oil & Patchouli Hairfall Control, Paraben Free Hair Mask. Our Onion bulb oil is ethically sourced from Himachal Pradesh to help you fight hair fall in winter. This 2-minute mask can easily save you from winter hair problems.

6. Use Dry Shampoo

On days when you skip a wash, reach for a dry shampoo. It absorbs excess oil, adds volume, and refreshes your hair, extending the time between washes without compromising its health.

7. Don't  Step Outside With Wet Hair

Wet hair is more prone to breakage in cold weather. Ensure your hair is completely dry before venturing outdoors to prevent damage caused by the combination of wetness and cold air. Either towel dry or sun dry your hair for best results. On the bonus side, you’ll also prevent a cold, phew!

8. Hydrate Overnight

Boost moisture by hydrating your hair overnight. Apply a leave-in conditioner or a small amount of oil to your hair before bedtime to wake up to soft, nourished locks.

Love Beauty and Planet Rice Water & Angelica Seed Oil Silicone Free Leave In Conditioner is an excellent choice for smooth, frizz-free hair. Plus, it works beautifully on Indian curly and wavy hair.

9. Use Heat Tools Wisely

If you use heat styling tools, do so wisely. Apply a heat protectant before styling to minimize damage and consider reducing the frequency of heat styling during the winter to maintain your hair's natural moisture balance.

We have a superb hair serum designed just for winter haircare. Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Hair Serum For Frizz Free Hair provides heat protection up to 230℃.* Made with Argan Oil and soothing French Lavender, it tames frizz, flyaways and makes your tresses shine!

10. Stay Hydrated

Good hair stems from good health. Ensure you're drinking enough water to keep your body—and consequently, your hair—properly hydrated. Sip up that H₂O, will you? If you seem to forget to drink enough water, install apps that keep reminding you to hydrate yourself.


Befriend winters with these simplewinter haircaretips. Nourish your locks with sulphate-free products, embrace hair oils and hair serums for a protective shield, and resist overwashing to maintain natural oils. Regular oiling, a balanced diet, and weekly deep conditioning masks strengthen your hair against the season's challenges. Opt for dry shampoo, dry your hair thoroughly before stepping out, and hydrate overnight for added resilience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1: How doescold weather affect hair?

A. Cold weather can create some hassles, undoubtedly. The combination of low temperatures and reduced humidity can lead to dryness, frizziness, and breakage. The cold air can damage your hair making it dull. All this can lead to the biggest evil, winter hair fall.

Q.2: How can I prevent hair fall in winter?

A. To prevent hair fall during winter, it's crucial to maintain a diligent winter haircare routine. Use a moisturizing shampooand conditioner to combat dryness and consider incorporating hair and scalp oilsand hair masks to lock in hydration. Additionally, using anti-dandruff hair products can purify the scalp, strengthen hair to reduce the risk of winter hair fall.

Q.3: What are some good winter hair care tips?

A. Winter haircare requires a proactive mindset. Here’s a laundry list of winter hair tips at your rescue. 

  • Nourish Your Hair: Choose sulphate free shampoos and conditioners made with ethically sourced ingredients.
  • Moisturize with Oils: Opt for hair oils to create a protective barrier and nourish the scalp.
  • Limit Washing: Avoid washing your hair daily to maintain a healthy oil balance.
  • Healthy Diet: Ensure your diet includes essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
  • Weekly Hair Masks: Treat your hair to deep conditioning masks for added moisture.
  • Dry Shampoo: Use on non-wash days to absorb excess oil and refresh your hair.
  • Dry Hair Before Going Out: Wet hair is more susceptible to breakage in cold weather.
  • Overnight Hydration: Apply leave-in conditioner or oil before bedtime.
  • Use Heat Tools Wisely: Apply a heat protectant and minimize heat styling frequency.

Q.4: How can I protect my hair from cold weather?

A. To protect your hair from cold weather, focus on moisture retention and minimizing exposure to harsh conditions. Use hydrating products, wear hats or scarves outdoors to shield your hair, and be mindful of indoor heating systems that can contribute to dryness. Additionally, follow a consistent winter haircare routine, including deep conditioning and avoiding excessive heat styling.

Q.5: What causes hair fall in winter?

A. Hair fall in winter can be caused by a combination of factors, including cold, dry air, reduced humidity, and exposure to indoor heating. These conditions strip the hair of its natural moisture, making it more prone to breakage. Lack of proper hydration, poor diet, and neglecting winter hair tipscan contribute to increased hair fall during the colder months.

Q.6: How can I take care of my hair in winter?

A. To take care of your hair in winter, prioritize hydration and protection. Use moisturizing hair care products and do not wash your hair too often. Include hair and scalp oils, a healthy diet, and weekly deep conditioning masks in your hair care routine. Protect your hair from the cold with hats or scarves, ensure it's completely dry before going outside, and use heat styling tools judiciously. By following these winter hair tips, you can keep your hair healthy and resilient throughout the winter season.



Written by Ayushi Limbachiya on Nov 24, 2023