• 29 JAN 19
    How winter affects our hair: care and advice

    How winter affects our hair: care and advice

    With the arrival of winter, our hair is also affected. It is very common that problems can arise such as frizziness, dryness of the scalp, dull appearance…

    The main causes of our hair being more dry and unruly during the winter are several:

    • Lack of humidity in the cold outside air.
    • Warm air from interior heated spaces.
    • The use of hats, which cause static electricity when in contact with hair.

    Here we give you some quick tips to take care of our hair in winter, thus preserving our hair looking brighter, hydrated and without frizz.

    Advice to take care of our hair in winter

    Here are some tips to preserve the good appearance and health of our hair, as well as our hairstyle:

    • Prevent damage caused by heat: With heat, the natural structure of the hair is damaged, losing shine and flexibility. To avoid this, there are several hair oils and treatments rich in oil extracts able to prevent this damage and to soften the damaged cuticles, giving it a brighter and more flexible appearance.
    • When washing our hair, it is also important to regulate the water temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, and try not to abuse the dryer (if we use it, better at a certain distance and with warm air, not very hot).
    • Avoid frizz: the warm air of the interior spaces causes our hair to curl, making it difficult to comb. In addition, the contact of our hair with hats and other clothes produces static electricity, causing the hair to stand on end. Currently there are useful hair products to prevent static electricity and frizz: masks without rinsing, fixing gels and hair oils.
    • Caring for the hydration of our hair: maintaining the humidity of our hair is important, since otherwise the appearance of dandruff occurs, causing annoying itching on the scalp. To keep the hair hydrated, we can use masks and, in case we need it, an anti-dandruff shampoo.
    • Keep the hairstyle when wearing hats: in winter it is common to wear hats, even though these usually crush the hair, undoing our hairstyle. To prevent hair from getting crushed, in addition to avoiding the use of very tight caps, it is possible to use some volume spray before drying our hair, and use it from time to time throughout the day to fix the hairstyle every time we take off the hat.

    Finally, recalls that in case you need any assistance regarding the health of hair or skin, at Vithas Xanit International Hospital thanks to our specialists in dermatology we can offer you the best care. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.


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Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.