As the seasons change, so do the needs of your hair. Not only do the colder months strip your tresses of much needed moisture, but winter accessories can be extremely disrespectful where moisture balance is concerned. Below are 3 ways to help your hair retain moisture throughout the changing seasons and more!
1. You are what you eat... or in this case, drink! Water intake into your body means your hair will be healthier as well. For years, you've probably heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water every day. Well, not only does drinking lots of water help your hair maintain healthier moisture levels, but it helps in other ways too, such as weight loss, a healthy digestive tract and clearer skin.
2. Protective Styling... specifically, keeping your ends tucked into a braid or bun. By preventing your hair from hanging loose, you are protecting those curls and coils from the elements. At night, pull your hair up into a pineapple to help maintain your style during waking hours. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase or in a satin bonnet will keep the wicking properties of cotton sheets from pulling additional moisture from your hair. In the same vein, wearing a satin lined hat, ear warmer or cowl when you go out into the cold will protect your hair from the damaging wool fibers of hair accessories.
3. LOCs ROCK! Incorporate the LOC method into your styling regimen. Deep conditioning with a good product at least twice a month will help restore moisture to thirsty tresses. But what happens once you've rinsed the conditioner out and your hair has completely dried? To combat the loss of moisture, try using the LOC method. The letters "LOC" mean Leave-in conditioner, Oil (such as avocado oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, etc.) and styling Cream. By layering these products on your hair while it is still wet, you can seal in moisture and help your hair stay healthy and grow long and beautiful.
And there you have it. 3 simple ways to help keep the dryness at bay and maintain shiny, bouncy, curls, coils, kinks and strands!
What are some methods you use to maintain healthy moisture levels in your hair? Leave a comment below and share some of your methods! ❤️
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