Winter Hair Survival Kit:
- Sulfate Free/No Subs Shampoo or Cleansing Cream
Deep Conditioning Method
Hot Oil Treatment
Satin pillow case/scarf
The most important thing is to increase your hair’s moisture. Every step in your regimen should moisturize and hydrate your hair. Avoid practices that will remove moisture vs. adding moisture. Here are some great tips for moisturizing dry natural hair. This process begins with your hair cleanser. Use a sulfate free shampoo or cleansing cream. If you co-wash continue with this process. After you clean your hair apply a silicone free conditioner. Followed by a leave-in conditioner.
If you aren’t using hair oils this is the time to start in order to prevent breakage. In the cold, measures must be taking to avoid the lost of oils that the scalp produces naturally. Olive, Tea Tree, Jojaba and other oils are helpful in sealing in the moisture of a wet scalp after washings.
A creamy moisturizer can be applied to wet hair to further assist with moisture retention of the hair. Be diligent in applying products form root to ends. I use Shealoe.
Incorporate protective styling to help shield the hair from harsh exposures to the elements.
To maintain the oil in your hair while you sleep, cover the head with a satin scarf or bonnet or sleep on a satin pillow case. (Satin pillow case is the best.)
On a weekly basis especially if you are in an area that experiences snow fall, it is imperative that you deep condition your hair and preform hot oil treatments to repair and seal moisture into the scalp. Also consider covering hair when outside with a satin scarf.