Sunday, November 18, 2012

3 Winter Hair Care Tips

By Tenisha Mercer

natural hair care tips in the winter
Winter natural hair care tips
Winter is finally here  -- the heat is cranked up, temperatures are much colder, and it's time to change up your natural hair care regimen.

Here are three tips to get you through the colder nights and days:

1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! The cold air and temperatures can take a beating on your curls. Make sure that you up your moisturising game, and pull out the big guns -- thicker, heavier moisturizers that work better during colder temperatures. Now is also a great time for humectants like glycerine.

2. Don't wear wet hair. Wet hair and freezing temperatures can equal broken hair. Your hair can literally freeze off. Try to avoid going out with wet hair. If you wear a wash and go, try just misting your hair lightly and giving your hair some time to dry before heading out. Or, use the pineapple method (securing your hair atop your head with a ponytail holder) the  night before and fluff before you go. Try to experiment with other styles such as twist outs and braid outs.

3. Don't wear your hair down when wearing winter coats and hats. I know it's a pain, but the ends of your hair rubbing up against wool coats and wool hats is a no-no. The rubbing and pulling of your hair against wool  can damage it. Make sure you wear your hair up when wearing your coat or wear a scarf to protect your ends. Ditch the wool hat.

How are you protecting your hair this winter?

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