You know how some things are just not meant to go together? Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter; pineapple and pizza; cold weather and curly hair are just a few examples. Notice how we slipped in cold weather and curly hair in there? If you are blessed with curly hair, then you will understand the problems the colder months cause to your precious locks.
The good news is, with a few adjustments, better hair care routines and awareness, your curly locks can survive winter looking healthy and nourished!
- Make friends with steaming your hair
- Ever heard of co-wash?
- Pre-shampoo prep
- Silk pillow cases and scarves
- Learn all about the LOC method
Make friends with steaming your hair
Apply a deep conditioning mask on your hair and steam your hair. Soak a towel in a bowl of hot water and wring out the hot water from it. Wrap this hot towel around your hair. The steam will allow the nutrients in the conditioning mask to deeply penetrate your hair. This will add life and shine to your dull curls.
Ever heard of co-wash?
The reason your curly hair looks dull is because it lacks moisture. Washing your hair with only conditioner is called co-washing your hair. Conditioners do not contain sulphates or lathering agents, which helps your hair to retain maximum moisture levels. So wash your hair with only conditioner in between your regular shampoo-washes.
Shampooing your hair and washing with hot water often strips your hair of its natural oils. So make sure you massage moisturising oil into your scalp and through the lengths of your hair before you shower. This will prevent your hair from losing moisture.
Silk pillow cases and scarves
Before sleeping, wrap your curls in a silk scarf so they don’t rub against one another and get tangled. The friction between your hair and your pillowcase can cause static due to friction and cause your hair to become frizzy. Instead of a silk scarf, you could also get yourself a silk pillowcase that reduces friction on your hair.
Learn all about the LOC method
The LOC method is very effective for maximum water retention in your hair. It stands for liquid, oil and cream and denotes the order in which you have to apply the products. Apply a water based liquid and seal it with an oil based product and finish with a cream. This keeps your curls looking bouncy and happy all through the winter months!