There's no denying that in the winter curls tend to get dry. There are a lot of environmental factors that can contribute to dry, brittle winter curls, but knowing how to care for curls in winter can help. Here's our best tips to ensure your curls look great all year round.
How To Care For Curls In Winter
Eat a healthy diet:
Take care of yourself. While it's easy to fall out of eating well, healthy hair starts with a healthy foundation. Make sure you're eating well so your curls grow.
Wash less often:
In the winter months you're less likely to sweat as often, so you can avoid washing your curls too often. Try to keep your washes to weekly or even bi weekly if you can. To stretch time between, pick out a couple of favorite dry shampoos and rely on curl freshening sprays.
Deep condition regularly:
Skipping deep conditioning treatments in the winter is a no go. Your curls are going to be parched and deprived of moisture, so give them every extra boost you can. This includes utilizing deep conditioning and keratin treatments regularly to give your curls extra moisture. Learn even more about getting well moisturized curls and How To Keep Curls Moisturized.
Sleep in silk:
Before you hit the hay, wrap your curls in a silk scarf or tuck them under a satin bonnet. If you aren't the head wear type, you can choose to use a silk or satin pillowcase. This will prevent moisture from being leeched away while you're sleeping.
Avoid using heat:
While it can be tempting to dry your curls every time with heat, in the colder months this can dry them out. Instead of using heat, dry to opt for air drying instead. If you can't avoid it, make sure you use a low setting on your hair dryer.
Use protective styles:
While we don't tend to recommend too much use of protective styles, for sake of keeping your curls from becoming damaged, they can be helpful in the winter months. A protective style will help keep moisture locked in, as well as keeping your hair safe from the elements.