I just love Fall: the layering of clothes, great boots and dryer air which means less frizz; and that’s a great thing right? Well, not so much. With dry air also means no moisture and that’s moisture you won’t be getting in your hair. Because curly hair tends to be dry and brittle (especially on the ends), it’s important that you add what’s been taken away. Here are 5 easy tips to keep your curls looking fresh every day.
1. Steaming your hair. You don’t need a fancy machine for this. Simply staying in the bathroom after a hot shower will help to add moisture into your hair.
2. Less shampoo, more conditioner. You may already practice cowashing (using only conditioner to clean your hair). But for those of us who have to shampoo, doing it less often in the winter, or even diluting your shampoo with water will lessen the dryness you experience.
3. Deep conditioning more often. All you have to do is add a penetrating oil such as Virgin Organic Coconut oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your conditioner and wearing a plastic cap for 5 – 10 minutes will help the oil to penetrate into your hair shaft to strengthen from within. If you sit under a hooded dryer, you’re maximizing the penetrating effects even deeper.
4. Invest in a humidifier. Now that it’s winter, you’ll most likely be using a heater which forces more dry air into the atmosphere. When you use a humidifier, you put moisture back into the air, and your hair (and skin).
5. Use more emollients and less stylers. Stylers such as Get Set Hair Jelly are great for defining your curls and keeping the poofiness down in the Summer, but during the cooler temps, with little to no humidity, you can use less. You will want to up using emollient rich products such as Moisturizing Hair Pudding and/or Sealing Hair Butter. These products are loaded with Shea Butter and Castor Oil, ingredients that will seal in the moisture.