Ahhhh, winter. The snow, the hot cocoa, the fuzzy socks and ….. super dry hair. Keeping that hair moisturized and free of breakage can be SUCH a struggle for naturals during this harsh, chilly season. However, the biggest problem is just not knowing what to do!! Well, problem solved! Here are 5 simple, but transformative tips that will keep your curls lush, soft, protected, and make you want to touch it all day!
It is absolutely essential to keep your hair moisturized with the right oils, especially in winter. Some oils that will keep your hair extra moisturized to counter this cold, harsh season are avocado oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. Try any of these oils on your hair and massaging it into your scalp. No fancy formula and 60-minute process. Super simple and super accessible! Click here for the right oils for any situation!
2. Use Less Heat
Time to give that flat iron a rest! Winter can seem like the best time to wear a straight style. No humidity + no sweat + no swimming= straight hair, right? But the flat iron shouldn’t become your go-to! Even blow drying should be limited to make sure your hair stays healthy and strong through the harsh winter weather. If you do decide to use a little heat, make sure you use it safely to prevent weakening your hair. Click here to learn how!
3. Protective styles
Instead of applying a lot of heat to your hair, try out some protective styles. Long-term protective styles like box braids andMarley twists are great, but don’t be afraid to try some quick and versatile looks like two-strand twists and buns! (Click here for some awesome bun tutorials!) Keeping those ends shielded will limit breakage.
4. Moisturize with Steam
Forget shoving your hair under that cold water in the kitchen sink! Steam is a super simple, comfortable way to moisturize your hair with some good old H2O. You can “steam” your hair using the currently trending hair steamer. Sleeping and working around a humidifier personally my favorite method to apply steam to my hair. (Humidifiers also hydrate your skin!) Or, you can always go the easy way and simply ditch the shower cap each morning. Allow your hair to drink up all that moisture! Be warned, though, if you are trying to maintain a style like a twist-out, you will end up with some big hair.
5. Deep Condition
Deep conditioning needs to be a part of your regiment, winter or summer! Seriously, if you’re a natural who craves great hair, you just gotta do it!!! Deep conditioning provides your hair with the critical moisture and nourishment your strands are dying for. (Learn how deep conditioning affects your hair porosity!) I personally love Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque. However, there are also homemade deep conditioners here. Apply the product and then sit under the dryer for about 30 minutes (especially if you have low porosity hair.). This will allow the product to seep into your cuticles, strengthening your hair from the inside out.
Seriously, try these tips out! Consistently using them has kept my hair strong and healthy in the winter season. I love how simple and easy they are and how they make my hair look and feel! Comment below and tell me if you have used any of these techniques and how they worked for you!
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