As the weather gets colder, there are a few things you may want to add or tweak within your current regimen in order to maintain the health of your hair.
1. Base your washes on what your hair needs.
If you reapply your creams and butters throughout the week, you may need to wash your hair every week or every other week. It all depends on what your hair needs at the time.
2. Deep condition.
Deep conditioning after every wash helps hydrate the hair. The air outside is dry and the air in your home maybe dry from running your heater all day. Deep conditioning will help to restore moisture.
3. Hot oil treatments.
Helps to nourish the scalp. When used to used as a scalp massage, it helps to lift dry scalp and maintain the health of the scalp.
Apply your products in layers. After conditioning, mist the section you’ll be working on with water, follow with your moisturizer/leave-in, styler (if you’re using one), then your oil, butter or aloe vera juice.
Trim the hair as needed. Do not hold on to dead ends for the sake of length.
As we mentioned before the heat in your home is probably dry, turning on your humidifier at night helps to put moisture in the air.
7. Water. Water. Water.
Drink your water. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your body will not become dehydrated.
8. Protective Styles.
You don’t have to wear protective styles but they can be very beneficial to the health of your hair. It’s less manipulation and gentler on your ends. However, do not neglect keep the hair moisturized.
Healthy Hair Care Writer: Tnisha J.