As much as we want to live forever in the beauty of fall, it's not going to be long before winter's here. Winter brings a lot of challenges for curls, such as the much colder temperatures, dryer climates and all the hats, scarves and jackets that can rub up against delicate curls. Here are a few tips to help you keep your curls looking amazing this winter.
Stay healthy: Winter is all about comfort foods, but don't forget to include lots of healthy vegetables, fruits and plenty of water in your diet. It also means that you should incorporate regular exercise in your diet.
Prepoo: Before you shampoo, make sure you're prepooing with a moisturizing oil or a thick conditioner to help keep curls from damage when cleansing.
Wash less: We often tend to wash our hair more often in the warmer months, as we're out sweating, swimming and enjoying the sun. In the winter, you're going to want to cut back on the amount of times you shampoo your hair to preserve your curl's natural moisture and keep them from drying out.
Deep condition: You're going to want to add a deep conditioner into your regular curl care regime if you haven't already. Deep conditioners can help maintain moisture and preserve curls against damage.
Use silk: Before bed, wrap your curls in a silk scarf or bonnet. This will help preserve delicate curls by protecting them against moisture loss and damage from cotton pillowcases. If you can't stand wrapping your curls up, invest in a silk pillowcase.
Avoid heat: When it comes to styling your curls, do your best to avoid using heat tools or hair dryers. Heat can dry curls out, removing moisture and making them more prone to breakage.
LOC method: When you're maintaining your curls daily, you're going to want to moisturize your strands and then seal the with a moisturizing oil. This will help prevent moisture loss.