To maintain your hair during the winter, your hair care routine will change. Different seasons require different routines and as cold weather pulls the moisture out of your hair it can lead to dry, dull and lifeless hair.
To keep our hair in good condition and to retain length we know moisture is key. Due to the many months of cold weather here in the UK, many ladies opt for protective style such as weaves, wigs, braids and twists which is a great way to protect your hair. However if you want to keep your hair out this winter here is some tips and product suggestions to keep your hair from getting dry:
1) Moisturising Lotions
To use on most hair styles, moisturising lotions are a great daily option for twists, blow-outs, braid-outs, flex-rods etc. Having tried many different options I use the SheaMoisture Conditioner (as a leave in moisturiser) or Transitioning Milk. On a quest for healthy moisturised hair I was quickly hooked on these, with the Shea Moisture Conditioner being my favourite. This product is organic, contains Shea Butter and is very light weight - it keeps my hair hydrated all day!
Here is a full list of ingredients:
Ingredients: Deionized water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)*, Argan oil, coconut oil*, Behentrimonium chloride, essential oil blend, vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax, sea kelp extract, Panthenol (vitamin B-5), avocado oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower and Lonicera Japonica (Japanese honeysuckle) flower extract, Tocopherol (vitamin E) and Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil. *Denotes certified organic ingredients.
Don't forget to seal your ends with an Oil or Butter using the L.O.C or L.C.O method.
2) Intense Moisturising Deep Conditioning
When you are battling with dry hair it is a great idea to moisturise your hair from within. Implement a deep conditioning routine at least ever fortnight but ideally every week. Opt for a deep conditioner without protein. Look for a deep conditioner containing humectants such as glycerin or honey as this will draw moisture into your strands. Some that offer the the best moisturising ingredients are the tgin Honey Miracle Mask Deep Conditioner and the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Mask.
3) Add heat when you deep condition
To aid the deep conditioner of your choice use a mild heat tool such as a steamer or microwaveable deep conditioning cap to maximise your results.
Here are a few options:
- Heutiful Hooded Hair Steamer
- Hot Head Thermal Head Care
If you do not have the time or money to invest in a full hooded steamer, a microwavable deep conditioning cap like the Hot Head Thermal Head Care will allow you to deep condition for 30 minutes without restricting you to one spot.
4) Water sprays: DIY or Store bought
Kinky, curly and chemically processed hair is prone to be drier than other textures so refreshing your hair with water is key. A DIY water spray is easy to make on your own.
How to make a DIY water spray bottle: Take a spray bottle and combine water, a leave in conditioner (optional) and a few drops of your favourite oil (a carrier oil such as olive/avocado oil). As an extra goodness boost add a few drops of rosemary oil or aloe vera juice! Don't drench your hair in water, a light mist will do the trick when your hair is feeling dry.
If you are not a DIY person why not try these great options, Mielle Organics White Peony Ultra Moisturising leave in or Jane Carter Solution Quench
Let us know your secret to moisturised locks in the winter.......