Winter Hair Survival Guide: Moisturize
The temperature is dropping, and our natural hair needs to be protected at all costs. The result of cold weather can leave our hair feeling very dry and brittle. That is if we don't take the proper precautions. This week we are discussing 5 Step To Moisturized Hair in The Winter. So, grab your hot cocoa, and let's dig in.
1. Minimize The Heat
Excessive heat is never good for anyone. During the winter, we tend to straighten our hair, which is perfectly fine. If you decide to use heat, use a heat protector, and make sure to deep condition before styling. Air drying can also help instead of using a blow dryer or use a cooler setting.
2. Wear A Hat
One of the best ways to protect your hair is simply covering it. Wearing a hat or scarf that is loose enough to allow scalp circulation will prevent dryness later. Finding a satin lining within your hat is a MUST for protecting your hair.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
If you're thinking, does water really help? Yes, it actually does. We should be drinking up to eight glasses of water a day. I know that can be a struggle, but not drinking enough water can cause dehydration and affect hair growth. Which can then result in dry and brittle hair, which leads to breakage.
4. Moisturize Often
Moisturizing is key. Pamper your hair naturally at least once a week. Moisturizers like shea butter, jojoba, or avocado oils can help to hydrate the driest of hairs. Along with using a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment during wash day. This will ensure your hair is receiving the right amount of moisture.
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5. Protect Your Hair
Since we are in quarantine, we have various ways to protect our hair when we are not outside. First, make sure your hair is wrapped and protected at night. Try wearing a satin scarf or bonnet to prevent hair from drying. The You Go Natural Satin Lined Headband found in this year's Holiday Femailer is a great addition to your protective styles. Protective styles such as braids, twists, buns, etc., help preserve your hair throughout winter, causing less tension as well.
Now that we have the survival guide. We are ready to take on winter like it's nothing. To be featured on our stories, tag us @myfemailer showing us just how you maintain your moisture!