How to Maintain your Hair Hydrated and Moisturized for the Winter, Plus Tips

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During the winter time your hair becomes dry and fizzy. The winter weather can be extremely brutal to our hair. Going from the cold temperature out to the hot temperature inside can do a number to your hair. Indoor heating dries the air out in houses and apartments. Sleeping in that dry heat can also deplete your hair and skin of moisture. This is why most people get a humidifier to add back in to the air. The dry air combined with the lower temperature that takes away all the moisture out of your hairs.

Lack of moisture in hair during winter causes dryness which makes the hairs brittle and prone to damage. It's a struggle to keep your hair well moisturized and smooth in the winter, your hair needs some serious tender, love and care during this time. Make sure to limit washing your hair weekly or bi-weekly to preserve your moisture. Stay away from using heat tools excessively, as they cause your hair to damage faster. 

Humidifier:

Using a humidifier is a good option to add back moisture in the air for your home. A humidifier will naturally prevent the effects of dry winter air on your hair. 

Hair Steaming:

Steaming will improve the balance in your scalp, opens your pores, strengthens, refreshes, helps with manageability, adds elastically and definition to your curls. For those who have low porosity this is an excellent method to use to achieve and retain moisture. The moist heat also encourages blood flow to circulate, promoting hair growth too! The steam lifts the hair cuticle allowing your treatments to penetrate deeply into the hair shaft helping to heal damaged hair. Take a look at our Hair Steamer.

  • You should steam once a week for 20-30 minutes.
  • Hair steaming is the most affective way to treat your hair.
  • When steaming you use less product, the deep conditioner immediately melts into your hair.
  • Make sure to like hair cool before you wash out your hot oil or rinse your deep conditioner.
  • Make sure you rinse with cool to cold water at all times. It will seal all the good ingredients from your products to your hair cuticle. 

Tips:

Steaming generates a lot of steam which will cause the water to drip.
Hot water drops will drip onto your neck or shoulders. You can avoid the heat and water drips by placing a towel around your neck and shoulders. The towel will also help from the water dripping down your face.

Scalp Care:

In the winter season, your scalp will be drier and that can lead to dandruff and scalp irritation, which in the worst-case scenario can lead to hair fall. We all have hectic schedules, but it's extremely important that we do oil treatments to our scalp. It’s really important to keep your scalp moisturized! Our Scalp & Dandruff duo  and Scalp Beverage is amazing to beed to your hair regimen. 

Hot Oil Treatments:

Hot oil treatments can help to strengthen and prevent brittle hair as well as split ends. They are also good to help stimulate blood flow to help with hair growth. They are an excellent source to repair hair and replenish moisture. You should do weekly or bi-weekly treatments. Our Hot oil is a great product to add to your hair regimen. 

  1. Apply hot oil on unwashed hair. 
  2. You can apply on dry or wet hair.
  3. Massage oil deeply into scalp.
  4. Scalp massage along with a hot oil treatment increases blood circulation thus promoting hair growth and keeping it healthy.
  5. Leave on your hair from 10 to 30 minutes.
  6. Use a plastic cap, heating bonnet or hair steamer.
  7. Make sure your hair is cooled before washing out.
  8. When washing out make sure water is cool to cold.

Tips:

My hair is naturally dry, I prefer to use the hot oil on my unwashed dry hair. My hair is fine and gets very oily fast. I have notice I get a better result from my hot oil treatments when I do it on dry hair vs wet. When my hair is wet my hair stays oily even after I wash it. Once you start to understand your hair you will know whats perfect for it. For those who have extremely dry hair, wet is a better option when you apply your hot oil. 

Deep Conditioning Treatments:

Using a deep conditioner in your hair will restore and repair it. Hydrating and moisturizing it during the winter months is the key to keeping your hair healthy. Cold air can cause dryness, brittleness and stiff hair. A good deep conditioner restores what is lost. For those who need just the right touch we recommend our Deep Conditioner. For extremely dry hair we recommend our Moisturizing Deep Conditioner

Leave-in Treatments:

good leave-in treatment enhances hair's softness and provides lasting frizz control by locking moisture in the hair shaft. Leave-in Treatments can help detangle strands, reduce fly-aways, tame frizz and keep curls soft and smooth.  We have 3 types of Leave-in Treatments fit for your needs.

  • Our liquid version is the Wonder Mist, it's for all hair types, it's very light weight and packed with everything your hair needs. 
  • Deep Conditioner: For all hair types has the perfect mix to cater for oily to dry hair. 
  • Moisturizing Deep Conditioner: For Kinky to Kinky Curly hair textures; This is for extremely dry and thirsty hair. 

Finishing Products:

After styling your hair or during the week you made need a touch up of moisture.  Rather if your hair is in braids, straighten or curly 9 out of 10 you need to moisturize your scalp or hair. This is where a good oil based product comes in. You can use any of the following:

  1. Finishing Serum
  2. Hair & Beard oil
  3. Pomade
  4. Balm

Nighttime Care Regimen:

At night it's important to wrap or cover your hair. You can use a bonnet or head scarf to sleep. The best materials are silk, satin or polyester. Friction is a huge cause of hair breakage, that's why it's important to wear bonnets or scarfs. Your hair is protected! If your hair is straight make sure to do the doobie at night. We also have Head Scarfs and Doobie Caps on our website. 

Key Points:

  • Aways take warm and not hot baths or showers.
  • Sleep with protective head wear.
  • Do weekly to bi-weekly treatments.
  • Try maintaining the temperatures warm not too hot in your home.
  • Use a lined shower cap with terry cloth or satin.
  • Plastic caps without a lining can cause your shaft to open while bathing or showering that's not healthy for your hair. 

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