December 8, 2017
With winter comes cooler temperatures, wind, and maybe even some snow. Every beauty lover knows exactly what those elements can do to their ‘do. It’s time to prepare your hair for winter! Here are five hacks for every natural-haired gal who lives where winter means dry strands and frizz.
1. Silky Bonnet=Silky Curls
To prevent breakage and tame frizz, sleep in a silk bonnet or cap. Another option to help your curls stay healthy is a silk pillowcase. Not only can this prevent damage, but you won’t be waking up with hair looking like it was styled by your three-year old.
2. Dripping in Moisture
Condition first, shampoo second, and then do a leave-in treatment. The dry weather sucks the moisture out of your hair, so it’s important to put that moisture back in. Dry hair=frizz.
We know it’s tempting to cover your hair from water (especially after you’ve finally mastered the perfect curl) but your hair needs it. Water helps your hair retain moisture. Step into a steamy shower to allow your curls to soak it up without being completely drenched.
3. Seal the Deal
Seal the moisture into your hair using your favorite oil after your treatments. Focus on your ends, as they tend to dry out first due to a lack of natural oil from your scalp. If you miss this step, it’s likely that all the work you put into moisturizing will go to waste.
4. Double Whammy: Protect and Style
If you don’t have a silk bonnet or pillowcase on hand, try a protective style when you sleep. If you’re into time-saving routines, you can even wear these out and about to shave minutes off your morning ritual.
Try these protective styles:
- Bantu Knots
- A Top Knot
- Fluffy Bun
Make sure to use soft hair ties when creating these styles, as rubber bands can cause tangles around your style, and you can easily rip strands as you take them out of your hair.
5. Be Sweet
On the note of being gentle to your locks, make sure to use wide-toothed combs on wet hair only. DO NOT brush dry hair! This can cause major breakage. Even better, you can use your fingers to separate curls and make styling easier. Just make sure to keep your hands off your hair after it starts to dry. Touching curls in the drying process can create frizz.
Are we missing your favorite winter hair care tip? Make sure to let us know in the comments below! Happy holidays, and happy hair!