5 ways to protect your hair in winter
It’s no longer a secret that natural hair requires special attention in terms of care, and this is especially true in winter because they tend to be dry more easily. This has the effect of weakening the hair and then facilitates hair breakage. Today, I will share with you 5 ways to protect your hair in winter.
Keep your hair moisturised
I can’t say it enough: moisturising is essential for the well-being of natural Afro hair. As mentioned above, natural hair is more fragile in winter, so if you neglect the step of moisturising, say hello to hair breakage. Make sure to listen to your hair in this cold weather and ensure that you use the right moisturising method for your hair. Well, moisturised hair is healthy hair! Healthy hair is hair that grows!
Use rich oils to seal moisture
Although the type of oils that you use to seal moisture depends on your hair, it’s generally recommended to favour rich oils in winter. This will help maintain the moisture in the hair fibre longer and, therefore, enhance moisturising. If you already use rich oils to seal moisture in your hair, you can opt for natural hair butter (Shea, mango, etc.), if necessary. But again, you have to listen to your hair first!
Protect your hair ends
Knowing that the hair ends are one of the most fragile parts of your hair, it’s important to protect them even more in winter. The most effective solution is, of course, protective hairstyles. Prefer hairstyles that you can wear for several days to avoid over manipulating your hair. Also, make sure these hairstyles don’t expose your hair ends too much to cold and that they don’t rub your clothes. It will definitely help you protect your hair in the winter.
Apply hair cares regularly
Hair cares are more than required during the winter months. Moisturising masks will help you deeply moisturise your hair, and the protein treatments will strengthen it. These types of hair cares are already supposed to be a part of your routine because this is what helps your hair keep a good protein-moisture balance. However, in winter, you must be consistent with hair cares because your hair needs are higher. Applying hair cares regularly will allow you to moisturise, nourish, strengthen, soften, and protect your hair. Yes, that’s right!
Limit the use of your hair dryer
In winter, it’s sometimes hard to wait until your hair air dries, so some of you use a hair dryer to speed up the process. This is not necessarily a bad idea, but if it becomes a regular habit, it may backfire on you. In order to avoid ending up with heat-damaged hair, try to limit the use of your hair dryer and only use low-level air. This will help you to reduce the risk of hair breakage.
With these 5 tips, your hair should be able to pass the winter without any trouble.
What are your hair tips to protect your hair in winter?
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