When you live in a place where seasons change four times a year, it can be quite a hassle changing up your beauty routine! Unless you’re gifted with naturally manageable hair, there are so many things to take into consideration. You’ve got to think about the weather, temperature, air and sun exposure, products to use, clothes you’ll wear, etc. Well, there’s no need to fret!
Here are some tips and tricks that’ll have you covered this winter.
1. Lay on the products thick.
Summer isn’t the only season where you have to worry about your hair drying out. The winter air is cold and dry and is bound to make a birds nest on the top of your head. Therefore, this season try adding heavier products into your regimen. Look for products that have Shea Butter or opt for heavy oils like castor. In addition, avoid anything that contains humectants as these reduce moisture.
2. The pre-shampoo, the wash, the deep condition and the leave in.
Do you have very dry, frizzy and damaged hair? Start some new additions to your routine. Pre-poo is a treatment you apply on your hair before well, the shampoo (get it?). It could be a water-based conditioner, oil or a DIY blend that you made. It can be applied 20 min before you shampoo or even overnight if you want optimum penetration of your strands. If you’re worried about your pillows, just wear a shower cap. Pro-tip: steam your head first, add the treatment, absorb, wash, deep condition, rinse, and apply a leave-in conditioner. Yes, it seems like a lot of work but not to worry this is just recommended on a weekly basis.
3. Protect your tresses from the cold.
Dry and frigid hair is not a good look. In some places, people have actually experienced the ends becoming frozen and breaking off (yikes!). The winter season just brings in some harsh conditions that are flat out not ideal for our locks. Protect yourself with a scarf, hat, hood etc.
4. Be selective about your fashion choices.
As mentioned earlier, covering your hair is important but be wary about the material as that could create a whole new static mess once you take it off. You don’t want to flatten your hair and you don’t want it standing up like you just got electrocuted. Avoid rough fabrics like wool that can rub against your head. You could still rock a wool hat as long as the inside is lined with satin.
5. Seal the deal.
Everyone knows the problem area for all hair types is the ends. They’re the first to get damaged, to split and break off. This is why protective styling and sealing is so important. Use a heavy oil as a leave in conditioner at the ends and style it up with a bun, braids, twists etc.
Hope these tips will be helpful! How do you take care of your hair during the colder months? Know anyone who could use these suggestions? Comment in the section below!