Keeping Your Hair Hydrated During Winter

Updated: Oct 17

The colder months are slowly but surely seeping in. Do you know what that means? Well besides the obvious reasons such as, changing your wardrobe to warmer clothes such as scarves, boots, hoodies, etc., it also means the weather is going to be drier depending on your location or if your city and state experiences all four seasons. Do you know what that means for your hair? It will become DRIER; as if your hair and scalp isn’t dry already. However, there are some simple steps you can follow in order to keep the cold air from drying out your beautiful tresses that won’t break the pockets. Check out below!




DRINK WATER...

I cannot stress this saying enough, “what goes in, must come out”! Anything you eat and drink will and can affect your hair and its ability to maintain moisture. Water makes up about 60% of our body. Drinking water regularly promotes skin and scalp health. A healthy and hydrated scalp is the key to healthy and hydrated hair. Water makes up about 25% of the weight of one strand of hair in order to maintain its moisture to promote growing and hydrated tresses. Your water intake depends on your body weight. There are apps available to download where you can input your bodyweight and it will tell you how many oz of water you should consume a day. If you’re like me and can’t remember to drink water until you’ve about passed out from dehydration, purchase a Water Tracker Bottle to help track your water consumption. If you're not a person who loves to drink plain water, add fruit such as strawberries, kiwi, lemon, etc. to give your water a little flavor. Or you can eat fruit such as Watermelon, Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, Grapes, etc. to consume water regularly in your diet.


PRODUCTS...

The right products can be extremely beneficial for your hair during the colder months. Unless you have an enormous amount off build up on your hair and scalp, try your best to avoid Clarifying Shampoos. Instead, make sure you use a Moisturizing Shampoo and always follow up with a Conditioner. If you're getting your hair pressed/straighten, you can always substitute for co-washing your hair instead. Continue to moisturize your hair as needed in between washes and seal with an oil or cream depending on your hair texture. Design Essentials Moisturizing Avocado & Almond Shampoo and Conditioner are my favorite to use during anytime of the year for dry hair. You can maintain moisture in between washes by spraying my Rose Water first on your hair and then sealing it with my Organic Spiritual Hair Growth Oil. Also, don’t forget to HYDRATE!





THERMAL STYLING...

We seriously can’t wait until the colder months come through so we can finally get a Silk Press that will last Honey...LOL! However, excessive heat styling can dry your hair out. Try natural hairstyles such as Twist Outs/Finger Coils/Braid Outs instead and use a product that contains hydration or moisture. My favorite to use is Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter or if you have finer hair, try Congo Foam Wrap. You also can opt for Extensions so your hair and scalp are both protected from the elements of the cold air.


TRIMS/HAIRCUTS...

Make sure you are keeping up with your Trims/Haircuts to get rid of dead/split ends. Your ends are the oldest hair on your head. It’s been manipulated the most due to thermal styling, excessive combing/brushing, braided in protective styles, etc. Dead ends are dry and brittle. It has the potential of traveling up your hair shaft and breaking your hair off if they are not trimmed regularly.





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