Winter is in full swing in the UK. Frosty mornings and numb fingers are a sure sign to give your curls some TLC. The colder weather can cause bad hair days and even cause breakage. Did you know that curly hair is more likely to break than any other hair type? This is because it is delicate. During the winter months, your hair and skin are exposed to many elements but maybe the worst are the artificial heaters which dry out the air around you, in turn drying out your hair and making your curls weak.
It is important to get moisture into your curls during the winter, but this doesn’t mean you have to spend long hours on a whole new hair care routine every morning! With a few small changes, and a regular treatment, your curls will be in the perfect condition to take on the cold weather.
Deep Condition Regularly
Deep conditioning your curls in the winter will help to restore the moisture lost through the environment. Chose a treatment that will repair any damaged hair, which will lead to the hair breaking off. Think of the hair shaft as a pipe. If the pipe has holes through it, it will not hold water, so you need to plug the holes in order to hold the moisture. This is how a treatment works, it simply fills any holes in the hair, resulting in strong, smooth strands.
Our Favourite Treatments
- Design Essentials Natural Coconut And Monoi Moisture Masque
- Jane Carter Healthy Hair Revive & Repair Hair Masque
- Trepadora Quinoa Repair Deep Conditioner
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque
Dry Hair Before You Leave The House
Leaving the house with wet hair in the cold will lead to more damage. The cold air combined with the moisture in your hair can cause damage or dryness. If you go out in the cold with wet hair, your hair can freeze. This makes it less pliable and can break as it moves. if it’s really cold outside, your hair can actually freeze and snap off!
Seal Your Hair
After you have washed and conditioned, seal in the moisture with an oil. This will lock in the water, sealing the cuticle so no moisture is pulled out by the air around you. This also works after applying your leave-in conditioner and treating your curls.
Our Favourite Oils
- Jane Carter Healthy Hair Complex 4 Replenish & Repair
- Mamado Black Castor Oil
- Trepadora Inca Radiance Smoothing Elixir
- Charme D Orient Shea Butter With Argan Oil
Trim The Ends
Getting your ends trimmed with stop any spilt ends traveling up the hair strand, making the hair brittle and weak. Your curls are already fragile, so get rid of any damaged ends before they split.
Protecting Your Curls At Night
Sleep in a satin bonnet,, or use a satin pillowcase to protect your curls as you sleep. As you move in your sleep, your curls will rub against your pillow causing static and fiction. A satin pillow or bonnet will protect your hair while keeping the frizz away!
Protecting Your Curls Outside
When it is especially cold, it’s nice to wrap up. Unfortunately, wooly hats are a bad hair day waiting to happen. The wool rubs against the hair, making it frizzy and can dry it out. Instead, opt for a satin lined hat so you can protect your curls while keeping warm and looking stylish too!