How to take care of your curly hair during winter

written by Christina

Published on Dec 20, 2021

Curly hair during winter, The basics

Winter has come and it’s the time of the year where the cold and the snow envelopes everything outside. There seems to be something magical about the snow falling on the ground and everything is white. But not for our curly hair. Not that we are complaining. But our curly hair is not at its best during the winter. Our curls become dry and brittle. Thanks to the dry air outdoors and the heated air indoors. Both environments suck out all the remaining moisture on our curly hair. We experience static that makes our hair look fluffy but not in a voluminous way. But don’t fret! It is not a hopeless case. We just need to make adjustments to our curly hair routine and switch to curly hair care products suited for the season.

Winterizing your curls

Winter knocks on our door every year without fail. That is why it is easier to make preparations on how to protect the curls in winter. We know the winter months and by that time, all our winter hair care arsenal should be ready. Hair tends to dry out during winter so switch to more moisturizing and hydrating hair care products. Your bonnets and hats should be ready even before the winter season starts. True that winter is not the best time for our curly hair but we need to learn to manage.

Winter hair care routine for naturally curly hair – 10 ideas to try now!

Know your hair

No matter what season, you need to know your hair type. If you haven’t defined your hair type yet, go to your stylist and she will give you the best winter hair care advice and how to style your curls for the season. They can even give you the hair care product that will answer your winter hair issues.

Learn your LOC’s

Leave-on conditioners are a must during this winter season. It keeps the static away from the hair. You see those hair standing up after you comb your hair? That is due to static. And it is a sign that your hair lacks moisture. To combat static with a good leave-in conditioner.

Shampoo less

We all know that our curls do not hold too much moisture. So try to stay away from your shampoo this winter season to avoid stripping off the natural oils on the hair and scalp. And since you hardly sweat or you neve sweat at all, then there is not much dirt and gunk build up on the scalp. Once a week cleansing with moisture-retaining shampoo and conditioner.
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Deep condition weekly

Your curls are probably thirsting for moisture and hydration this whole winter season. Replenish your hair’s moisture by doing weekly deep conditioning. Deep conditioners are best at hydrating and moisturizing the hair. A once-a-week deep deep conditioning session can do wonders for your frizzy curls during the winter.
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Keratin Mask for Dry and Damaged Hair

This is an intensive deep conditioning repair for damaged hair. It has biotin and castor oil for complex strengthening moisturizer which gives long-lasting moisture and nourishment boost for a healthy mane.

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Use an oil treatment

After a shower, do a follow-up with an oil treatment. Oils can help seal in moisture hair cuticles. They are also effective in keeping frizz away. Choose a hair oil that works best for your hair concern. If you have dry and frizzy curls, try using argan oil. For damaged hair, try using rosemary oil.
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Try protective styling

A protective hairstyle also works during the winter season. Curly hair tends to get dry and frizzy due to dry winter air outside and heated air inside the room. Protective hairstyles like braids and twists can save your curls and at the same time, keep you looking posh and stylish the whole season.  

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated in many ways to keep your body and hair healthy. Keep your body hydrated by drinking enough water. Keep your locks hydrated by creating a curly hair routine that will keep your hair hydrated and moisturized. Even if flaunting your curls this winter is not the best idea, pampering your hair is still a must!  

Avoid heat

As much as we want heat during this freezing season, try to stay away from your blow dryer. Heated rooms are enough to suck out all the moisture from your curls so keep those blowdryers away. Before you go outdoors, make sure your hair is completely dried. Unless you want your wet hair to freeze and break like icicles. If you need to wash your hair, try washing it at night so your hair dries as you sleep.  
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Use a humidifier

Humidifier adds moisture to the air so a heated room can use some help. Invest in a good humidifier not only to add moisture to the air to benefit your skin and your hair. 
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Use a silk pillowcase 

You do not need to wait for the winter season to buy a silk pillowcase. Even in summer or fall, we strongly suggest keeping your hair protected and moisturized while you sleep. Silk pillows remove the friction that can cause breakage to your hair. It also helps in retaining the moisture of your skin and hair.
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