Winter hair care: Easy tips to take care of curly hair in colder months

Winter is here and hot showers will definitely make you feel good. But they can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and frizzy. The same goes for indoor heating systems. They can keep us warm, but also contribute to a decrease in humidity. This artificial environment can also strip moisture from … Continue reading "Winter hair care: Easy tips to take care of curly hair in colder months"

Winter hair care: Easy tips to take care of curly hair in colder months

Maintaining healthy curly hair in the winter months can be a challenge due to the harsh temperatures and dry air. Colder days could mean there is less humidity, and exposure to colder air and intense indoor heat can cause dehydration – especially for your scalp and hair.  But, incorporating a few simple tips into your curly haircare routine can make a big difference in the health and appearance of your curls.

Here are 10 things to try in your curly hair routine this winter:

1. Prepoo

Even for cowashing, prepoo adds an additional layer of defense to your hair. To strengthen and avoid breakage, apply an oil or conditioner to your hair before washing or cowashing. A hot oil treatment is not what prepoo is.

2. Weekly Deep conditioning

Once a week deep conditioning will help replenish moisture in your curls and keep them from drying out and breaking off. Reducing or doing away with this step increases the chance of dryness and breakage in your hair.

3. Heat caps for mask

According to beauty blogger Jenell Stewart, "heat caps allow the product to penetrate deeper into the hair by opening up the hair cuticle." The product may function better if you use a hair mask or a heat cap while deep conditioning.

4. Humidifier

A humidifier functions similarly to a hair moisturizer. It makes the air more humid, which makes your hair more humid as well. A humidifier in your house or place of business can help keep your hair from drying out and frizzing out.

5. Don’t sleep or step out in wet hair

Extended periods of wet hair during the winter can lead to breakage and damage to your hair. It is crucial to allow your hair to completely dry before bedtime or outdoor activities in the cold. The best time to buy tools to shorten drying times is now!

6. Mindful of using hot water for hair – don’t

Hot water can harm your hair and remove its natural oils. Washing your hair with cool or lukewarm water can help keep it hydrated and prevent damage.

7. Silk or satin lined hat

You can shield your curls by donning a hat lined with silk or satin. In the winter, it keeps your curly hair from drying out and breaking.

8. Silk Pillowcases

Using a silk pillowcase while you sleep can help reduce breakage and friction. Frizz and tangle-free hair can also be avoided by using a silk pillowcase.

9. Silk/Satin Bonnet

A bonnet made of silk or satin can shield your curls from breaking. While you sleep, it keeps your hair healthy and hydrated.

10. Adding protein to retain moisture

Protein aids in moisture retention and guards against breakage brought on by winter's dryness. Your hair will become stronger and less brittle and dry by using a protein treatment at least once a month.

In conclusion, it can be difficult to maintain healthy curly hair in the winter, but if you follow these ten suggestions, you can prevent damage to your curls and preserve their gorgeous appearance all year round. There are numerous methods to combat the negative effects of dry air and cold temperatures, such as prepooing, using heat caps, humidifiers, and silk accessories.

But this is just the start of your journey with curly hair. I invite you to keep an eye out for my upcoming curly hair course if you're interested in learning more about specific styling techniques and proper care for curly hair! I'll be providing priceless knowledge, in-depth instructions, and professional advice in this course to assist you in embracing and enhancing your natural curls.

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