Winter Hair Fall

7 Best Ways To Prevent Or Control Hair Fall In Winter

The air is getting chillier and winter is around the corner. Hair fall in winter is very common and while the season brings with it its fair share of festivities and fun things to do (it’s time to get out those woollens!) it also means paying a little extra attention to your hair care routine

When winter rolls around, you are likely to see more hair entangled in your brush, clogging your shower drain and trailing on the floor after you comb. This is a natural phenomenon of the cold season – winter’s dry hair tends to suck the moisture out of your scalp, making it dry. This leads to your hair becoming dry, which results in brittle hair and breakage, and thus, hair fall.  

Here are a few tips on how to stop hair fall in winter season.

Avoid Long Hot Showers

In a previous article, we had talked about how long hot showers often trigger hair fall. And this is the case even in winter. We know – it can be very tempting to take a steaming shower, as the weather gets colder, but avoid spending excessive amounts of time under boiling hot water. Hot showers remove the moisture from your hair and scalp leaving both dry and frizzy, and cause damage at the root-level. Use warm water instead, and limit the time spent in the shower to 10 mins or so. 

Steam shower


Air-Dry Your Hair As Much As You Can to avoid hair fall in winter

We get it – it’s cold, and that blast of warm air will dry your hair quickly and warm you up. But if you can, dry your hair at room temperature or by sitting out in the sun as much as possible. Hair dryers can make your hair cuticles dry and brittle. If you have to use one, then opt for good-quality brand and be sure not to aim the dryer directly at the root of your hair.

Air Dry Hair

Wear A Cap/Hat

Wearing a cap isn’t just a style statement – its also keeps your hair safe from the wind, snow and cold. Opt for a silk or satin-lined cap to avoid static and frizzing.

Winter Cap

Eat A Healthy Diet And Take Your Vitamins

We all know that what goes inside affects what’s outside when it comes to skin and hair. Ensure that you are eating a healthy diet rich in Vitamins A, E and B-complex. You can even take supplements, based on your doctor’s advice.


Use A Conditioner

Using a conditioner after you wash can help keep frizz at bay and reduce hair breakage, which will help reduce hair fall in winter

. Conditioner also helps keep your hair smooth and shiny.

Hair conditioner

Use A Hair Mask

The occasional hair mask can also give your hair a much-needed moisture boost. A deep conditioning mask (you can choose ingredients like yogurt, honey and mashed avocado) is a great way to keep your locks hydrated and prevent your hair from drying out.

Hair Mask

Oil Massage

One of the best ways to lock in moisture is to give yourself a weekly oil massage. It isn’t just relaxing; it’s great for hair and scalp health! When you massage, the oil has a chance to penetrate the scalp and nourish the roots, strengthening your hair and adding shine.


Herbora is one of the best oils out there to use for your weekly massage – enriched with the goodness of 12+ Ayurvedic roots and herbs, all of which are well-known for their antiseptic and healing properties (these include amla, tulsi, bhringraj, neem and hibiscus, among others). The oil is designed to penetrate deep into the scalp and nourish hair from the roots to promote regrowth and prevent hair fall in winter. And, in just two weeks, it can reverse damage from variety of sources, from chemicals to hard water. So now that you know how to stop hair fall in winter, why not add Herbora to your cold-weather hair care routine this year? Buy here.


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