The harsh cold air, drop in temperature and humidity can take a serious toll on your hair, leaving it super dry, frizzy and brittle. The winter season can be especially more challenging for those with curly, textured and unprocessed hair.
But even though it may seem difficult, caring for natural hair is simpler than you think. By merely inculcating a few lifestyle habits and indulging in the right kind of hair care, keeping your hair natural hair healthy won’t be a problem anymore. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
- Deep condition every week
- Switch to a satin pillowcase
- Avoid leaving your hair open
- Cut down on heat styling
Deep condition every week
The dip in temperature and humidity levels strip your hair of moisture, leaving it dry and frizzy. This is why simply using your regular conditioner after each hair wash isn’t enough. Enter: Deep conditioning. Using a deep conditioning hair mask like the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask once a week will add moisture into those dull and dehydrated strands and keep them looking healthy and bouncy in no time.
Switch to a satin pillowcase
If you haven’t already done this, then now is a great time to start. Cotton pillowcases soak all the natural oils from your scalp, leaving them super dry and frizzy. A satin pillowcase is gentle on your hair and doesn’t zap away all the necessary moisture, making it a blessing in the winters. Additionally, satin reduces friction every time you toss and turn in the night, thereby preventing tangles and breakage the next morning.
Avoid leaving your hair open
The cold wind can create havoc on already dry and damaged winter strands. Therefore, it is best to avoid leaving your hair open for too long. Instead, it’s best to learn a few protective hairstyles that not only look super stylish but also protect your hair and scalp from further damage.
Cut down on heat styling
If you already struggle with the dry and frizzy strands, winters might multiply your hair woes. But if you think straightening or blow drying your hair will make it manageable, you’re wrong. In fact, applying heat to already dry and brittle strands will zap moisture from your strands and make them even more frizzy and brittle. While it is advisable to avoid heat styling altogether during the winters, on the days when you absolutely need to, it is best to protect your strands with a heat protectant spray such as the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray before styling.