Updated: Jan 3
Fall weather is here and it is getting coooooollldddeeerrrr. As the seasons change, taking care of your hair becomes even more important.
Like our skin, our hair needs moisture and more so when it gets colder.
You've worked so hard all year round and worn your bonnet to sleep each night. Your hair is looking great...now is the time to keep the momentum going.
Here are some tips on how to ensure your hair isn't a casualty of the colder weather. These tips are sure to keep your hair looking great throughout the cold weather.
Tip #1: Wash your hair! I am a HUGE proponent of keeping your scalp as clean as possible. Especially in the colder months when your skin (yes, scalp has skin) is dryer. Keeping your hair clean ensures that your scalp is getting the water and moisture it needs.
Tip #2: Make deep conditioning a more regular part of your routine. It is important that you deep condition your hair more frequently than you ordinarily would. On average, I deep condition once a month but when it gets colder, I deep condition twice a month. This ensures my hair is taking in more moisture and my strands are not brittle which means it is less prone to breakage. I am also partial to using our
. I throw it in the microwave for 75 to 90-seconds and it retains the heat for 30+ minutes. Best part? I don't have to sit in one place. I can exercise and/or go for a walk.
Tip #3: Add a good moisturizing cream to your routine. Creams are great to use when it comes to styling your hair but it also keeps the moisture sealed in.
Tip #4: Practice protective styling. Protective styling doesn't mean you have to keep your hair in braids. You can also keep your hair in a bun with your ends tucked in. The point of protective styling is that you don't manupulate your hair as much. Bonus tip: wearing a
at night over your protective style will help you retain your hair style for multiple days.
Tip #5: Wear the right clothes! Yes, it is cold out and folks tend to wear sweaters. While comfortable, it also lead to hair breakage. When I wear a sweater that I know might snag my strands, I try to put a silk scarf around my neck. That way, my hair stays protected. The other option is to keep my hair up when I wear a sweater. Another reason why protective styling is important. You can also wear a satin lined
(TM). These are great because your hair stays protected and you don't have to worry about looking like you're wearing an indoor beauty accessory outside.
I have used these tips for years and it has worked GREAT for me.
Feel free to share them with your natural friends and while you're at it, don't forget to pick up a
. It is a key component of maintaining healthy strands through the cold months.