As the temperature drops and the air gets cooler and drier, know that it’s time to learn how to winterize your curls.
Here we share five tips to protect your curls during the winter so you can survive the long, dark, cooler days without worrying about your locks.
1. Deep Condition
As the weather gets dry, provide a lot of nourishment to your delicate tresses through deep conditioning as it can help prevent breakage and brittleness and keep your curls hydrated.
2. Incorporate Steam Into Your Haircare Routine
Steam is moisture that helps deeper penetration of nutrients in your already dry and damaged hair. When you add steam to your hair care routine with deep conditioning, the nutrients penetrate deeper into your hair, leaving them well-nourished and hydrated.
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3. Seal Your Ends
By sealing your hair ends, you can lock the moisture into your ends that are more prone to dryness and damage, especially to the outside elements such as cold, dry air outside, or heated indoor air.
If you have wavy hair, co-washing can help significantly in winter. When you co-wash, you skip the shampoo and use conditioner instead to nourish the strands so they can better cope up with the colder months.
5. Invest in Silk
If you haven’t been using a silk or satin pillowcase or bonnet, now is the time to do so, as sleeping on a silk or satin lining can help reduce friction overnight, and you can wake up with better-looking curls.
These tips can help you winterize your curls during the colder months so you can enjoy shorter dark days and long cold nights without worrying about your curly tresses.
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