Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winterizing My Natural Hair Regimen

With the cold weather here to stay, I have to do a bit more to protect my natural curls.
One main thing most naturals have to look out for around this time is lack of moisture. So here are a few tips on how you can keep the most moisture in your curls and stay on track with your healthy hair journey.

Use the L.O.C. Method
This is a well know method of sealing and maintaining moisture in your hair. Start with a liquid (water or a leave-in) follow with an oil and then a cream to seal the hair strand. Any light weight oil, such as coconut, olive or almond. The best cream I would say is raw shea butter but of course use what works for you.

Deep Condition or Hot Oil Treatments Weekly
Both of these treatments are a great way to help your hair retain moisture during these cold months. Hot Oil treatments stimulate your scalp as well as adding moisture to your hair strand. Deep conditioning treatments are designed to help smooth the hair strand and in turn making your hair softer. How this helps with moisture is the water and oils that you previously put on your you hair are now sealed in your cuticle and are keeping your hair moisturized.

Protecting Your Ends
Not necessarily protective styling from September to March. But keep your ends tucked in with buns, pinned updo's and hats at least part of the week. Remember you ends are the oldest parts of your hair and they can become weaker in the harsh weather and cool temps. Leading to breakage and no length retention.

Hope these tips help you through the next few months. And comment below if you do anything more or different that works with your hair in the winter.
As always, thanks for reading!


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