Have you noticed that your hair feels drier in the winter and fall months? Colder weather can bring about cool and dry air that is not exactly the best thing for your curls.
Don't worry! A lot of curly natural's start to experience dryness in the fall and there are 4 things you can do this fall to keep your curls in tip top shape.
In this post, you’ll learn 5 tips to not only avoid dryness in the fall, but how it protects your curls in the process. If you want tips for moisturized and defined curls all season long, keep reading.
Steaming your hair is a great addition to your hair care routine at any time of the year, but specifically in the fall and winter months. Steaming allows your hair's cuticles to fully open so that water and products are absorbed easier.
If you have low porosity hair, no matter the length, you definitely want to make sure you incorporate steaming into your hair. The cold air will dry your strands out faster.
If you do not have a steamer, you can use a shower cap to trap in the heat and then use one of our turban towels. This will give the effect of steaming, which is trapping the heat to open up the cuticles.
One way to protect your hair this fall and keep your curls popping, is to cover your hair more. I know you're probably thinking, how will people see my curls if I have them covered.
You can use a cute hat or one of our cute satin head scarves that can be styled in so many ways. This will also help you to touch your hair less, which we know can cause dryness and frizz because of the products rubbing off onto your hands.
Butters and oils should not be used in your hair frequently, especially in the summer months because they can cause buildup and prevent products from actually being absorbed into your hair. Using an oil like moringa or jojaba oil can go a long way in the fall to lock in the moisture and stop your curls from becoming dry too fast.
Your hair will naturally feel drier in the colder months, but there are always ways to extend our periods of moisture. You should still be washing your hair frequently and using both an oil and a gel to set your styles.
What you eat can directly affect the health of your hair. It's important to get all the nutrients, protein, and water that you can, especially in the colder months. It may be harder to drink water in the winter, but you should still aim to get your 8 cups daily.
Drinking water helps promote healthy hair growth from root to ends, by keeping your scalp moisturized and free of problems like dryness and itchiness. Once your hair is moisturized, it will break less and length can then start to be retained.
Your night time routine has to be just as important as your normal hair routine. You should always make sure to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase if your bonnet is not lined with silk or satin.
A lot of curly naturals struggle with their curls looking super bomb when they do it and for the entire day, but then not so good the next morning. It's probably because they did not protect their curls at night properly.
Sleeping with a satin or silk pillow case will allow you to lose less moisture because less product is rubbing off of your hair and onto the pillow. Your curls will also still have shine and not be as frizzy.