Natural Hair Rules: What To Do With Your Natural Hair In The Winter

 
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 Natural Hair Rules: What To Do With Your Natural Hair In The Winter

By: Emily-Ann

Have you been wondering what to do with your natural hair for the winter? As you know winter is heading our way. For those of us who live in a four-season climate, we are already experiencing colder weather. I know I am actually not looking forward to the colder months. In saying that, I often think about what protective hairstyle to do. First things first, let's get some common practices that you should either implement into your routine.

Keeping your ends tucked away, remember the ends are the oldest part of your hair. Limit the exposure throughout the cooler months. There are many creative and lovely styles to choose from, for example, box- braids, the famous poetic justice braids, and many more! Doing a protective style, be mindful of how tight and for how long you are keeping that style in. Let your hair breathe between styling and keep your scalp well maintained and moisturized.

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Colder months mean we use heat tools and turn on the heat in our homes. This can be very drying to both our skin and hair. It may be a good idea to use an air defuser in your home to help. They are now making ones that are small enough to fit in your bedroom or living room. Some come with essential oils and give off great scents.

Another tip is double up on your deep conditioning products and steaming your hair. Amazon has some great ones on sale, or you find them at your local beauty supply store. I know I am not the only one who likes to double up on winter items. Get winter accessories with slick lining or have someone put a lining in your hats as it would decrease the chance of a snag or pull on your natural hair.

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Just a recap of some of the points made in today’s post

  • Keep your ends protected by tucking the ends in.

  • Moisturize your ends and scalp

  • Deep condition and steam your hair, hooded stationery or portable dry, and plastic cap.

  • Slick lining hats and other winter accessories.

  • Keeping your hair up off your neck to avoid snagging of your ends from clothing like sweaters and scarfs.

  • Protective styles are great so remember to give your hair some breathing room by letting your own hair rest between styles.

Most importantly have fun with your hairstyles and keep in mind that your mane is your crown. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. Comment and leave your suggestions for this winter below!


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