Taking Care of Your Curly and Natural Hair in the Winter
As the seasons change, so do the levels of moisture in the air. This level of moisture change directly affects your hair's ability to stay hydrated, styled and moisturized. Take a look at the ways your hair routine should change as you head into the colder months.
Cover Your Hair
Whether that's through a protective style, a satin-lined hat or a scarf, we recommend investing in a covering for your curly and natural hair to keep it insulted from the colder weather when you are outside. Winter weather can be harsh on your hair, so protecting it from the elements is key to maintaining healthy strands. Utilizing satin lined products helps your hair to retain moisture, as satin repels water and keeps it within the strand. Protective styles such as braids and twists help to wrap your strands together, keeping them insulated.
Use Gentler Shampoos
You may find that you need to shampoo your hair less frequently in the winter. Your hair produces more natural oils in the winter climate due to the dryer weather, and these oils are important in maintaining a healthy scalp. Opt for a co-wash or cleansing conditioner like the Taliah Waajid Creamy Curly Co-Wash or the TGIN Quench 3 in 1 Co-Wash instead of clarifying shampoos to ensure your scalp is cleaned without being over stripped.
Don't Go Out With Wet Hair - Ever.
Whatever you do, always ensure your hair is completely dry before going out in the harsh winter climates. The air in the winter is devoid of air, and because water moves from high concentration into low concentrations, the air is going to literally steal the water from your hair, leaving it dry and brittle for the rest of the week. When your hair is fully dried and your product cast fully set, it protects the water that your hair just received from the harsh winter weather.
Invest In A Humidifier
If you live in a winter climate, chances are your house is pretty dry. This lack of moisture in the air will cause your hair to be drier than usual. We recommend investing in a humidifier to help put some moisture back into the air which helps your strands retain their natural moisture levels.
The number one most important thing is to always make sure your hair has access to adequate water, and you'll conquer these winter months with ease. Find these products on our website, and for any other questions, feel free to visit our Curly Hair Help center to find the solutions to your curly hair problems. Reach out to us via our chat, our product suggestion quiz, our product suggestion form or visit us in store to receive personalized help on your curly hair journey from our team.
Begin Using Products with Ingredients That Are Better in the Winter Time
Products with ingredients like mango butter, coconut oil, and avocado help to moisturize your hair in the winter. As we previously stated, winter air is drier than usual, so it's important to put moisture back into your strands. These ingredients help to moisturize the hair shaft well so that more water is trapped within, keeping your hair more moisturized. Here's some products that have a high concentration of moisture retaining ingredients that you can include in your hair routine this winter!
If you have any other questions about taking care of your hair in the winter-time, reach out to us at our chat, our product suggestion form or our quiz!