From kinks to coils, curly hair is not always a walk in the park. From expensive natural hair products to everyday maintenance, it can be time-consuming. So for this post, I will be sharing my tips on how I maintain the moisture in my curly hair during the winter months. So if you all are interested, then keep on reading.
Winter Tips For Curly or natural hair
1. Deep condition once a week with heat
If you have low porosity hair like do, then indirect heat will be your friend. So whether you have a hooded dryer or steamer, make sure you are opening up that cuticle so your hair can absorb the product. Because as we all know, dry hair can lead to more split ends and damaged hair.
Typically for me, I pick a day that I have time to do my hair. And on average, I deep condition between 35-45 minutes with a plastic cap on my head underneath my portable hooded blow dryer. Once done, I rinse out the deep conditioner and start the styling process.
2. Use Wigs or Protective Styles to your advantage
For me, I love wearing wigs during the colder months. Not only because it allows me to switch up my style, but it helps keep my hair moistured from the harsh cold air.
Which comes in handy when I let my hair air dry because nothing is worse than going outside with wet hair. So wether you are a fan of wigs or not, try to do styles to keep your hair tucked away from the harsh cold air. Or if all else fails wear a beanie lined with satin to not only protect your curls but a great quick hair accessory to add if you are on the go!
3. Always opt to air dry instead of using a blow dryer
As much as blow-drying can be a quick way to dry your hair, it can also dry out your hair.
So if you have time, try to air dry as much as possible. Which will not only eliminate some frizz, but it will allow you to retain moisture in your hair for longer.
When it comes to textured hair in general, there are many things that you have to do. So if you live on the east coast like do, try to protect your hair through these cold winter months. And most importantly, keep your hair moisturized. Talk to you all in my next post and happy 2020! Click here to read more hair posts.