Getting Your Curls Ready for Winter

curls in winter

Curly hair is more prone to damage in winter. Curly hair is more likely to become dry, frizzy, brittle, and damaged. If you’ve got curly hair, you’ll very well know the struggle of keeping your curly hair looking moisturized and shiny in the winter.

Curly hair generally lacks moisture, which makes them dry and prone to breakage and damage, and when the humidity is too low in the winter, your curly hair is highly likely to look bad and fall more.

Below are some ways to prepare your curls for the winter season.

Wash Your Hair with Lukewarm Water

Heat will strip away any moisture that’s remaining in your hair. Therefore, one way to keep your curly hair soft and moisturized is to wash them with lukewarm water in the winter to minimize hair exposure to heat.

Don’t Use Any Sulfate or Alcohol-Containing Products

Sulfate and alcohol-containing products can dry your curly hair further. Your curly hair that’s already feeling too dry and brittle during the dry winter season will dry out further and become highly prone to damage.

Invest in a Humidifier

One of the best ways to prepare your curls for winter is by investing in a humidifier. Your curly hair becomes dryer in the winter because the air lacks moisture, and as a result, your hair loses whatever moisture remains. A humidifier will humidify the air in your home and ensure that your hair gets moisture from the air and doesn’t dry out any further.

Wash Your Hair Less Frequently

If you wash your hair every alternate day, you should reduce the frequency further in winter. We’ve said this multiple times, and we’ll say it again; you should avoid doing anything that strips your hair of moisture and washing certainly does that. Washing your hair washes away the natural oils and leaves your hair looking dull and dry.

There’s only one thing you’ve got to remember when preparing your curls for winter: to avoid doing anything that can pull out your hair’s moisture. Your hair needs moisture to look good; if it doesn’t get it, it’s bound to become dull, dry, and brittle.

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