Here are 6 tip I would give to prepare your natural hair for winter:
Invest in a steamer to use with your Deep Conditioner treatment.
As the air gets colder, you may find your hair becomes more dry and brittle! Prevent winter breakage by deep conditioning at least once a fortnight with a steamer! The steam treatment allows your conditioner to sink deeper into your hair to nourish strands and revitalise dry hair textures. Even after the first steam you will notice a dramatic difference in the way in which your hair feels and behaves!
Pre-poo with a natural oil before your regular shampoo.
Use a scalp, oil like our Grow-it-long serum, overnight, applied to your strands and massaged into your scalp. Adding a natural oil to your hair before your shampoo, will add extra moisture to your hair, taking away the dryness a shampoo can often effect in your hair.
If you are used to applying a crème moisturiser to your hair, leave-in conditioner or just an oil, try something different this winter. Natural butters crafted specifically for your hair will deliver intense moisture to the hair. Often made with Shea butter, and with no water added they offer undiluted hydration that can increase elasticity, and protect your natural hair from the harsh winter elements. Check-out our 100% Natural hair butter, all-natural and delicious for all textures.
Ditch the blow-dryer and straighteners this winter and give your hair a break from heat. Any break from heat will strengthen your hair and allow the protein within the hair shaft to remain in-tact. Healthy hair looks and feels alive, although our hair is officially dead, we can keep it vibrant when treated with TLC.
Preserve your FRO!
A safe protective style, will allow your hair to grow and be preserved throughout the winter months. Constant manipulation over time stresses our strands, leading to breakage and damage! A safe protective style, freezes the current condition of your hair in time. Your protective style can however damage your hair, if not installed in a healthy way. If for example you are considering braids, ensure they are not tight! The same for the installation of a weave, or even if you are having locs styled. If your hair feels tight, it is not right.
Keep your scalp clean!
If you have been co-washing and forgoing a shampoo recently as the weather has been warm, switch this up! A shampoo should be used primarily on your scalp, it will keep the follicles clean and clear allowing for healthy hair growth. When selecting your shampoo it is best to use a formula that is mild, natural and sulphate free. Check out our scalp tingling shampoo, enriched with ginger, and plant proteins.
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