Now that spring and summer are behind us, you must exercise special care for your hair in the coming months of cold weather. Establishing a day and night routine for not only protecting your style but the health of your hair as well. It essential to develop habits that will support and protect your hair especially during this time, as this is when breakage and dryness occur most. As the season change from fall to winter, there is less moisture in the air and frigid temperatures requires us to cover up. With that, certain materials you may use during this time, such as cottons and wools, when coming in contact with the hair, they absorb moisture and contribute to hair breakage.
Not protecting your hair when you sleep during the winter can result in brittle hair. If you’re not already diligent about using a satin or silky hair covering or sleeping on a satin/silky pillowcase, winter is a good time to start. Doing this minimizes styling time in the mornings. If your hair is relaxed or pressed, wrap it before applying your hair cover. Pin or wrap your hair in place prior to covering it at night. Ladies who sport natural hair can twist or braid their hair before covering; this enables the hair to maintain some moisture and simultaneously, prevents damage.
As well, indoor heating and freezing temperatures can sap moisture out of your hair. It is common to cleanse your mane more frequently during warm weather. Regular exposure to water helps maintain moisture during the summer, but since many of us switch to a less shampoos during winter, retaining moisture into the hair becomes an issue.
Deep conditioning treatments maintain a good moisture and protein balance. Twice a month can greatly improve the condition and keep a healthy balance in cold weather. Also, try adding steam treatments if it isn’t already a part of your routine. Sitting under a bonnet dryer with a low heat setting may result in a noticeable difference in your deep treatments.
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