As the season changes from autumn to winter, it is natural for your afro hair to become drier, experience more frizz, and be more prone to breakage. Thankfully there are ways that you can make a successful transition from autumn to winter in terms of your haircare. Here are tips to keep your natural hair strong, hydrated, and smooth, despite the colder winter air.
Get A Trim At The Start Of The New Colder Season
Get a trim to give your afro curls the best chance of surviving the winter season. This can eliminate any damage from previous seasons, like split ends. In addition, this process can aid hair growth, decrease your time spent detangling and maintain the natural shape and definition of your curls.
Say Goodbye To Frequent Washes With Drying Shampoos
Frequently washing your afro hair with a sulphate-based or clarifying shampoo too often during the week can strip it of its natural oils. Instead, opt for a clarifying shampoo once or twice a month to remove product build-up. In addition, opt for a gentle, sulphate-free shampoo like ours with manuka honey to clean and maintain the natural moisture of your natural hair. You can also extend the time between your washes using our Curl Elongating Gel With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater for a quick hydration infusion.
Even more, this mixture can reduce the appearance of frizz and can help with scalp issues. These problems are more prevalent in winter, making this product a staple in your winter haircare routine. You can also adopt this gel to elongate your curls without heat.
Pre-Poo Your Natural Hair Before Shampooing At Least Once A Week
You can massage your scalp with a moisturising oil or gel the night before shampooing. Our Curling Crème With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils can act as this pre-poo treatment as it can give your scalp and the rest of your natural hair the moisture it needs to survive the winter. While our wash-day trio is the normal staple for moisture-infused curls, we recommend a pre-poo treatment as the winter will be harsher on your afro hair than autumn was.
This mixture will work exceptionally well if you leave it on your natural hair overnight. Our curling crème is also the ideal mixture to apply before putting your afro hair into a protective style like braids or twists.
Don’t forget a silk or satin pillowcase when you do not want to wrap your afro hair in a silk or satin headscarf before sleeping. These type of pillowcases can reduce any breakage that can happen more quickly in the winter. It will also mean that you do not have to spend the next few seasons regrowing the part of your natural hair that has experienced breakage. If you want to reduce the occurrence of breakage while asleep even more, use a small amount of our Everyday Curl Refresh With Coconut And Jamaican Black Castor Oils to protect your curls from tossing and turning.
Condition With A Steaming Process
During winter, your conditioning treatments need to replenish any hydration loss, especially on your ends. Our Moisture Rich Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado can help you do this and detangle in the shower to reduce the occurrence of weak, brittle afro hair. If you want to create a deep conditioning effect at least twice a week, you can use shower caps to mimic this process. We recommend keeping this mixture on your natural hair for at least 15 minutes during the steaming process. After rinsing this mixture from your afro curls, use our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey And Avocado Oil to seal more moisture in your curls and diminish frizz.
As the temperature increases, curate a winter haircare routine that uses natural ingredients to keep more moisture in your afro curls while reducing breakage and frizz. While autumn is a good time to start renourishing your natural hair, winter gives you a chance to improve your hydrating routine even further.