4 Ways to Protect Your Hair This Winter

As I sit here and prepare my home for the Nor’easter Storm, I thought about preparing my hair for this cold weather. The cold air can be drying, which can lead to breakage. Here are a couple of tips to maintain your tresses and make it through the winter!

  1. Moisturize and Seal

    • Deep Conditioning is critical in locking in moisture. I wrote about a couple of my favorite deep conditioners in this previous post. I also use a thermal heat cap that provides moist heat. Moist heat allows for the hair cuticle to open for an extended period, allowing the treatment to penetrate the hair shaft, nourishing it from the inside out. I then seal that with oil. I specifically use Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

Thermal CapsThermal Caps

2. Low Manipulation

  • Putting your hair in protective styles can help minimize breakage. Low manipulation and finger detangling can help with length retention. I have used a series of detangling brushes. This brush is my favorite by far!

3. Protective Headgear and Sleepwear

  • There are two products I recommend to aid in moisture retention. Silk or Satin Pillowcases are better than your standard cotton pillowcase. Cotton is absorbent, which means it’ll suck that moisture out both your hair and skin.

  • Silk Lined Hats will also protect your hair from the harsh winds that can dry your hair out.

4. Trim

  • Finally, it is essential to let go of all dead things! Mostly, dead and split ends. There is no real way to repair split ends. It’s better to cut them before they split further up the hair shaft.

Hopefully, these tips will help you to keep your hair healthy and strong this winter. Be sure to let me know if you have any tips for winter hair!

Thanks for reading!

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