Natural curly hair is also naturally dry. In winters, the dry and cold air to doesn’t help curly hair and their dryness. Here are 6 hair care tips that will actually help your curly hair survive this winters, preventing them from dryness and itchy scalp.
1. Deep Conditioning Masks
Deep conditioning masks help your hair with the ingredients that deeply penetrate the hair shaft and promote growth, luster, and moisture. Section by section, distribute your favorite deep conditioner from the roots to ends and let sit for about 20 minutes.
2. The Leave On Conditioner Method (LOC)
For moisture that lasts all week, try the LOC method when styling your hair. The LOC method consists of a leave-in conditioner to hydrate, an oil to seal the moisture, and a cream to define.
3. Steam Treatments
In order to get all of the benefits of your favorite deep conditioner, do a steam treatment to open the hair follicles so the ingredients can successfully penetrate the shaft. Not only is the treatment great for your locks, but it’s also very relaxing. Sit under the hair steamer for about 20 minutes. If you do not have a steamer, you can steam your hair in the shower before rinsing your deep conditioner with cool water to close the follicles.
4. Sleep in Satin
Sleeping on a cotton pillow can be damaging for your hair, causing unwanted breakage. If you’re not retaining length, that could be one reason. Instead, sleep in a satin bonnet or on a satin pillowcase every night to prevent friction, frizz, and dryness. This will also keep your hair looking fresh throughout the week.
5. Try Black Castor Oil for Dry Scalp
Many in the natural hair community stray from thicker oils and embrace more lightweight options, but black castor oil is excellent for relieving a dry and itchy scalp during winter. Simply massage into scalp daily and it will even promote hair growth especially for those who may be experiencing hair loss.
6. Drink loads of water and eat healthily
Be sure to eat well-balanced meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Your curls will benefit from the vitamins and nutrients increasing growth, promoting shine, and keeping them moisturized and healthy. Also, drink tons of water! If you want to drink something sweet then go for a smoothie or a juice but avoid cold drinks and soda.