Winter Hair Products and Tips

Moisturizing is an essential part of winter hair care. We've taken tips from CurlyNikki's winter regimen to help you craft you winter product list. Her advice? Moisturize and protect! Here are some winter hair tips and products for keeping your hair moisturized and conditioned throughout the long, cold months.

1. Moisturize Every 3 Days

Winter hair thrives on moisture, and you can never have too much. Winter can be a great time for curlies, since frizz-causing humidity plummets along with the temperatures. However, along with indoor heating, cold weather can also wreak havoc on your curls and kinks in other ways, leaving them parched and brittle. We recommend moisturizing every three days to ensure your hair is soft and healthy.

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2. Deep Condition Once a Week

To battle the dryness, stick to a strict deep-conditioning regimen. Deep condition once a week at the very least (twice if you tend to be very dry) with a conditioner that provides moisture only.

Avoid drying shampoos that contain too much protein and not enough natural oils during the winter. When you use products that contain protein, your hair needs extra moisture so it won’t become dry and brittle. Since you’ll be deep conditioning more, be sure to pick a deep conditioner that is not protein rich, since too much protein can cause more frizz. 

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3. Oil Your Ends Every Day

Always seal your hair with an easily absorbed oil before heading out of the house in the cold winter months. Natural oils such as jojoba, rosemary and lavender keep the scalp in good condition as well as the hair.

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4. Rock Protective Styles

Many Naturalistas and curly heads recommend "protective" styles in seasons with harsh weather, including summer and winter. Styles include single and flat twists for coily hair, and classic messy buns for curly hair. Keep your protective style fresh with the right products. Tip: Look for something that is both moisturizing and gives great hold. We recommend moisturizing spritzs, hair milk, and a satin pillowcase to make your protective styles last extra long.

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