How I'm Hydrating My Curls This Winter
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:
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
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 !
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 !