The weather outside is frightful and we’re at the juncture of the season’s changes. As we turn towards winter, extreme cold and wind can be damaging to your hair.
So can winter headgear that isn’t satin lined and forced heat and air indoors. All around, there are climactic conditions conspiring against your hair. What can you do to maintain strong, healthy hair despite the elements? Here are some helpful tips to keep your hair happy all year round. Your key to strong, healthy, beautiful hair is right here!
Deep Condition Regularly
Natural and curly hair is thirsty hair that needs extra moisture as it is. Couple that need for moisture with a variety of harsh, drying environmental factors and it’s no wonder that so many of us experience hair damage in the winter. This is the time to step up your moisturizing care. Pull out that heat cap or steam treatment device and treat your tresses to a fortnightly hot oil treatment. Slather on a deep conditioning treatment every two weeks or more, as needed. Even if you decide to rock a protective style for the season, don’t neglect your natural hair’s needs.
Detangle With Care
When detangling curly, kinky, or natural afro-textured hair, it is so important to approach the job with patience and care. Curly, coily hair has a tendency to tangle under the best of circumstances, and drying, damaging winter conditions can exacerbate the problem. Whether you use a detangling brush or a wide tooth comb, the main goal is to always detangle with care, starting from the tip and going up towards the root to avoid hair pulling and hair loss.
Nourish Yourself, Nourish Your Hair
There are a battalion of biotin-laced pills, gummies, and liquid vitamins on the market, all promising to help your hair grow to new lengths. While hair and nail growth supplements may help somewhat, their powers are either aided or handicapped by the rest of your diet. Enjoying a well-rounded diet that addresses your vitamin and mineral needs is essential, and the resulting glow in your skin and shine in your hair will prove it. Internal nutrition coupled with products that are equally great for skin and hair, like our Skin + Hair Collagen and Rice Water Toner will help to hydrate and protect your hair from scalp to tip.
Massage your Scalp
Don’t forget, your scalp needs skincare too! Too often we only treat our scalp to focused product care if it is itchy, flaking, or visibly dry. Regular scalp care can truly be beneficial in stimulating hair growth and enhancing the health and strength of your hair. Try rubbing in a small amount of our Skin + Scalp + Hair Vitamin B Serum, with argan and rose hip oil to moisturize and protect your sensitive scalp while nourishing your future hair growth.