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....winter weather and your hair.

Winter has officially arrived and boy does Jack Frost cause havoc on our natural hair. What I love about summer is the fact that I can go easy on the moisturizers. Any light one works perfectly with all the humidity in the air, which my hair loves. Although I do not encourage any particularly defined styles in the summer, but I do love the easy breeziness that comes with Summer.

Winter, on the other hand, is totally different story. Because there is the moisture in the air due to lower temps, it is harder to keep our strands moisturized. Add wool scarves, home heaters and dry air and you have a recipe for disaster.

Not to fret, you can combat winter dryness with a few easy changes to your regimen and styles.

  1. Glycerine or Honey. Add a little glycerine or honey to your daily conditioner or deep conditioners to add moisture to your hair. Glycerine acts as a humectant, which is known to draw moisture to your hair. My favorite recipe for this is 3 parts humectant to 1 part one water; mist every two to three days as needed. Honey is my favorite natural humectant.
  2. Cover your hair. Keep your hair covered with a satin scarf or bonnet under your winter hats to protect them.
  3. Protect those ends. Typically I wear more twists in the winter to protect my strands and ends. Seal your ends daily to ensure moisture remains.
  4. Humidifier. With the air being so dry, a humidifier in the home keep help add moisture back in the air. Not only is great for your hair but your skin too.
  5. Use a heavy moisturizer. I am in LOVE with Oyin Handmade's Whipped Pudding and find it to be perfect for the winter months (or year round). This light yet heavy moisturizer will protect your strands like no other. When layered on top of a great leave-in conditioner and sealant for your ends, you can't go wrong.

These are just a few things you can do to keep your hair moistured while we get through these cold months. Remember: natural hair does not come in a one-size-fits-all; play around with things and see what works for you.