How I'm Hydrating My Curls This Winter

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Summer curls are much easier to obtain, but as soon as that cold hits my hair looks and feels like tumbleweed. Here’s what I am using to hydrate and moisturize my curls, and tips on how to pro long healthy hydrated shiny curls this winter:

  1. Saturate your hair in natural oils

    I like to apply either olive oil or coconut oil to me hair before shampooing with a clarifying shampoo or a more deep cleansing shampoo.

2. Leave it in

After cleansing my hair I occasional leave my conditioner on the hair. You can also use a hydrating mask instead of a conditioner. If you feel like leaving in the conditioner would be too heavy try a 2 second quick rinse.

Here are my go-to’s currently for conditioners and hair masques

shea moisture coconut
manuka honey

4. Add a little oil to the mix

I really enjoy using Argan oil with my leave-ins, I feel Argan is heavy enough to soften your hair and light enough to not give you a greasy end result.

5. Sleep on it

I’m really not consist with this, but sleeping with a wrap or silk bonnet, will ensure fresh defined curls the next day. ZERO FRIZZ I promise!

When refreshing my curls the next day I like to wet my hair and apply a leave- in as it is easy to get into dry hair. When My hair is wet I enjoy leave-ins with hydrolyzed proteins, silk proteins, and high slip and weight, more of a watery, jelly consistency !

These are one of my favorite products for refreshing my curls, you can add water and then spray or just apply directly to the hair, and smooth with fingers. This product leaves hair super shiny and soft with weighing the hair down.

These are one of my favorite products for refreshing my curls, you can add water and then spray or just apply directly to the hair, and smooth with fingers. This product leaves hair super shiny and soft with weighing the hair down.

Hydrate curls

6.Finish with a moisturizing/Hydrating Styling Product

Curl creams and milks are my favourite styling products in the winter as it compliments my hair nicely with leaving in my conditioner and leave ins. I do find them very heavy so a little goes a long way. I find if you properly hydrate the hair with your conditioner and leave-in you will use less styling products. If your looking for something on the lighter side I occasionally use a hydrating styling foam.

Through the days I re-wet my hair, I do not apply more product as the water refreshes the styling products already used before.

If you have any go-to winter routines I would love to here how you keep your hair hydrated !

massiel valenzuela