While the snow and chilly days are beautiful, it's undeniable that winter is hard on curls. The air is dry and cold, which strips curls of their natural moisture. Add that with the blowing wind, taking on and off hats and scarves, you can find your curls quickly becoming a frizzy disaster. We don't know about you, but we want our curls to look on point all year round, so we've gathered up a few tips to help you keep your winter curl care on track. You can check them out below and read more here.
Keep It Cool: It can be really temping to take long, hot showers and baths in the winter in an effort to warm up. While a piping hot bath can feel amazing, hot water is terrible for your curls. Overly hot water dries your curls out and makes them difficult to style, unless you do so immediately after getting out of the bath. When you're washing your hair, turn your shower water down to a cooler temperature. It will save you a lot of grief when styling later.
Use Heat Tools Less Often: We don't know anyone who likes going out into the cold weather with wet curls. Curlcicles are no fun, but try to avoid overuse of your heated styling tools. If you need to use your hair dryer, make sure to use the diffuser and try to dry your curls on a lower setting. To avoid using the dryer, try washing your curls the night before or on the weekend to allow ample time for them to dry before going outside.
Get Regular Trims: While going out in the winter can be a drag (who doesn't want to spend their extra time curled up with a fuzzy blanket and Netflix?) make sure to keep up with your regular trims. Winter can create splits more quickly, which can lead to slower growth and more curl damage. Regular trims will keep your curls healthy and growing strong.
Limit the Amount You Shampoo: Shampoo is designed to strip your hair of build up, but it can also strip your curls of natural oils and moisture. Select a shampoo free of sulfates and parabens, and consider cutting back on how often you shampoo. If your hair is dirty, by all means lather up, but consider using dry shampoo to help you get through a couple of days without getting those curls wet.
What are your best suggestions for avoiding frizz in the winter? Let us know your favorite products, tips and techniques!