Cold weather can do damage to you hair whether you’re living life relaxed or rocking your natural texture. Here are some ways to protect, save, and help your hair flourish throughout the winter season.
Establish your Boundaries
Wearing cold weather necessities like hats and scarves can cause damage to your hair. Look for hair-friendly winter accessories like lined hats and scarves. Or, commit to wearing your bonnet under your hat. It looks cray, but it’ll work just as well.
Dr. Miracles Oil Treatment
Adding an extra deep conditioning treatment like Dr. Miracle’s Daily Moisturizing Gro Oil to your weekly wash day can make a huge difference in retaining moisture in your hair during dry winter months. Plus this oil also doubles as a hot oil treatment.
Protective Style for Your Life
Hairstyles that keep your ends tucked in don’t have to be boring buns. Even a slight top knot variation gives the look a change. Try large “cinnamon” twists, french rolls, braids or wigs to keep your ends off your shoulders and still stunt.
Lay off the Permanent Hair Color
If you were thinking about growing out your hair color, now’s the time. Permanent hair color can be especially drying during the winter. Try rinses and henna instead. As an added bonus, henna can strengthen your hair—just beware if you want to use hair color in the future, henna can react with the chemicals in traditional hair color.
Sleep Like a Beauty
Don’t slack on wrapping your hair nightly. Well, you shouldn’t slack anyway, but the drying effects of your heater paired with a moisture absorbing cotton pillowcase will give you a surprise the next morning that’ll make you call in late for work.
Keep it Simple
It’s obvious that winter hair goals are retaining moisture and preventing breakage. To ensure your hair makes it through cuffing season, just say “No” to heated styling tools. Blow dryers, flat irons, curling irons—and yes, the occasional pressing comb on your kitchen—are not allowed. The only exceptions here are hooded dryers and hair steamers.