Keeping your hair moisturized is the first thing you want to think about when protecting your hair during the cold winter months. Making sure your hair gets enough moisture is very important when it comes to protecting your hair in general. In the wintertime it becomes even more necessary to consider.
Here are some pretty good tips that I will use other posts to expound upon, but that you can use on a daily basis.
2. Make sure you’re using a good moisturizer like coconut oil or almond oil. Coconut oils is great because it adheres to the hair strands really well by coating them and filling in the follicles for a smoother and shinier feel, and deep, penetrative moisturizing. You want something penetrating your scalp and not just sitting on it. Shea butter can be too heavy, and is known to cause build-up, so be wary of it. (*Note: Coconut oil melts at 72 degrees. This means that the coconut oil will harden when it’s less than 72 degrees. All you need to do is rub it between your hands to get it back to its oiled state. The hardening won’t happen in your hair; it will penetrate and protect hair strands from cold, dry air).
3. Moisturize the ends of your hair. This can’t be stressed enough. The ends of our hair take the most beating as they are at the very end of the strand and hardly get oil when it’s applied. They are the most exposed and in the winter time and, if not tucked away in a protective style or covered with a hat or scarf, can become very dry and brittle. This eventually leads to breakage.
5. Deciding to get braids depends on the state and condition of the hair. These can cause too much tension and cause breakage around the edges if done too frequently, so try to get them every once in a while. Another thing to remember about braids is that it’s important to keep the scalp and hair clean while it’s in braids. The braids, while they are extensions, are still connected to your hair and scalp.
6. Come to Jaha! We specialize in natural hair care, so we have a number of scalp treatments for protection and damage.
These are all things that are good year round but especially in the winter time. What are some tips or suggestions you have or live by? Sharing is caring!