Winter is approaching and the cold weather is practically already here, causing natural hair to become dryer than usual. It’s important to take extra care of your strands during the colder months to prevent damage and breakage. Here are a few tips to keep your hair in good shape throughout the winter season:
Use heavier butters and oils
Depending on your hair type, you might typically use light oils in your hair. Now that it’s cooler, you might want to consider using a heavy shea butter or a thick oil like Jamaican castor oil to seal moisture in your hair that can be lost in the cold air.
Wear hair up or in protective style
During the winter we wear materials our hair hates. From sweaters to scarfs, if your hair is out it will rub against the materials causing it to come out over time. Try wearing hair up in a bun or in other protective styles like twist or braids.
Wear satin lined hats
It’s hard not to wear a hat in the wintertime, but if you’re a natural you should invest in one that is lined with satin. You can purchase one from Etsy at stores like this. It will keep you warm and your strands protected all at the same time!