As the temperatures drop and the air becomes drying, what are you going to do with your hair? The goal is to keep your hair protected from the damage the harsh cold air can cause. Taking care of your hair during the winter into spring is not too different from your normal year round routine, but you may have to increase the amount of moisture you use and manipulate your hair a lot less.
Here are some tips that will help you maintain healthy,beautiful hair this season.
Most important tip is to Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Some simple supplies you need to moisturize:
-Leave in conditioner
Another tip is to wear a hat when out, as it keeps your hair covered from the wind, rain and snow. But as we all know, no woman wants to walk around with a hat, all the time during the winter months. It is a great idea to treat your hair once a week to a deep conditioning mask or hot oil treatment. This will help replace the moisture, which tends to get worn-out from the dry heat and the cold winter air.
Whey protein treatments also help if hair strands appear weak.
Protective styles are low-maintenance styles that fight split ends and encourage growth of your natural hair. It’s time to start thinking about ways to protect our hair from the damage that the winter elements can cause. For those who barely have the time to physically take care of their hair, this would be the perfect option for you. With protective styling be careful with the length of time you keep the style in (whether it’s with extensions or your own hair) more importantly less is more. Low manipulation especially in cold climates keeps hair from breaking. Luckily, there are a number different types of styles that can be worn if you want to go for a different look such as:
Braids: (Box Braids, Cornrows,Yarn Braids,Faux Locs)
Twists: (Senegalese Twists, Marley/Havana Twists, Nubian Twists ,Yarn twists)
Weaves: (Wigs, Lace front/sew in, Half wigs)
Crochet: (Pre Twisted Crochet, Pre Twisted Locs, Kinky Curly Hair)
With these style also come an option of color, so if you don’t want the regular black look, you can also spice it up with a color of your choice. It may not be the most popping styles during winter or you may get bored with the number of styles you can do,but if your goal is retention and health, it’s worth it for the few months !