Speaking of holiday detox I want to share my “Winter scalp experience”… just like you read it.
I spent 2 weeks in Sandusky, Ohio for Christmas and New Year’s, and weather was snowy and cute, but also very harsh most of the days.
Like we all know that harsh cold can wreak havoc on your skin. Skin becomes dry and flaky, so of course I always travel with all my face and skin lotions. BUT I was not prepared for what happened to my scalp after my first week there. My scalp was dry, so dry that looked like a dessert with flaky skin all over that looked like dandruff, which I don’t have. My type of hair is normal-oily so that’s why I was surprised!
I was practically crying at my fiancé because no ones like to have dead skin flying in your hair looking gross. So like most of we do, I googled: What to do?
Here’s what I learned:
1-Winter weather strips your skin of moisture and of its natural, moisturizing oils, including your scalp. Sorry to rain on your parade but hot showers and baths also contribute to dissolve the protective barrier in the skin which will eventually lead to dryness, so try to change from hot to warm water.
2- I bet 99% of you love Pinterest. There’s so many tips and info to take ideas. We create boards, we pin, we share, and we try to create or replicate some…BUT most of the time we don’t put everything in practice. So, I found 3 basic tips for dry scalp that I tried right away and they worked!
- First exfoliate: Take a lemon + seat salt and scrub it in your scalp. Believe me everything was going out of my scalp.
- When washing your hair take a warm- kind of cold shower (I know sounds impossible in winter), and use a deep moisturizer shampoo and conditioner. I went shopping because my products obviously were not working, and after reading some reviews I found this set at the store from OGX that worked awesomely. If you are interested in this brand click on the products at the end of this post to redirect you to Amazon.
- Do a SCALP DETOX at least twice when you go back home or where you are visiting, if is more than 2 weeks with the problem. It is a very easy mask, here is the process.
You need 2 spoons of baking soda + olive oil + cinnamon powder
Scrub it in your scalp
Wait 45 minutes
I tried this mask back home in Punta Cana and it was a very yummy-trouble experience hahahaha B E C A U S E the smell is like cinnamon rolls in your head, close to your nose for 45 minutes, which is not good if you are in a holiday detox plan!
3-Last but not least I learned that every change of season doesn’t just call for a different wardrobe and toastier home. It also calls for different products according to weather, and/or environment.
Hope this tips helps those who had experienced the same condition or as a pre-travel tip if you’re going to spend vacations or time in winter weather city-country.