Close your eyes for a second.
Imagine yourself waking up 30 minutes late for work next week.
Brush your teeth. Shower. And lunch made in 15-minutes flat.
Then, out the door, hair still practically dripping wet.
This wouldn’t be a big deal in the summertime.
But winter can wreak havoc on our hair. Especially when we don’t take the time to think about it before exposing it to the cold, dry air.
In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at a few natural hair care tips to keep your hair happy and healthy this coming winter.
Natural Winter Hair Care
When it comes to hair, both fall and winter tend to be a woman’s worst nightmare. The colder temperatures mean that your beautiful locks are at risk of drying out and breaking off… And nobody wants that!
But staying on top of your natural hair care routine doesn’t have to be a pain the BUTT!
And with the right winter hair care routine, your locks will continue to grow and flourish all year long.
So let’s take a better look at what you can do to prevent damage and promote a healthier head of hair during the coming winter months.
Read more tips on natural winter hair care here.
Put On a Hat
Exposing your hair to the harsh winter air is a sure-fire way to cause damage.
So when you do go outside, be sure to bundle up with a toque or beanie. Or at the very least, wear a jacket with a hood to protect your hair from the elements.
Just try to avoid wearing any type of hats made from wool. Wool is a very coarse material and the friction it causes can actually thin out and damage your hair.
So if you must wear a wool hat, make sure to wear a silk or satin bandana underneath.
Forget About the Shampoo
Shampoos cleanse dirt and old products from your hair. But they can also strip your hair of its natural oils, which keep it soft and healthy.
So by using shampoo too often during the winter, your hair will be even more prone to drying out and breaking.
With that in mind, we recommend using shampoo only once or twice per week. This ensures your hair will stay moisturized naturally.
And for another, more natural way to keep your hair moisturized, try our Luxurious Shampoo Bar.
Use a Deep Conditioner
We can’t overstate the importance of keeping your hair properly conditioned during the winter.
Without using a good, deep conditioner to lock in your hair’s natural moisture, you risk causing dry, damaged hair, split ends, and breakage.
So make sure to use a deep conditioner once a week to keep your hair happy and healthy in the coming months.
Also, keep in mind that winter hair care requires the best nutrients to feed your scalp and hair. So make sure to use a deep conditioning product that is going to feed and nurture your scalp.
Look for products that contain shea butter and other natural ingredients that are rich in stearic and oleic acids, and benefit-rich Vitamins A and E.
To revitalize your hair, try our Fortifying Hair Mask. Rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, our unique and natural formula works to reinforce and repair your hair from the inside out.
I’ve recently asked my personal hairstylist to try this product on her severely damaged hair. Check out what she had to say about it:
Consider Using Castor Oil
Castor oil contains Vitamin E, Omega 6 and 9, and many other proteins, which are all key components of naturally healthy skin and hair.
Additionally, castor oil can also be used to help combat hair loss and premature greying. With its unique combination of essential vitamins and minerals, castor oil helps fight any type of scalp-related issues, such as dandruff, and also helps accelerate the growth of new hair.
To use, mix a tablespoon of castor oil with a tablespoon of melted coconut oil and a couple of drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix well and massage into roots for a few minutes. Leave on for 10 minutes, wash, repeat and style as usual.
Avoid Using Heat
Of course, you want your hair to look flawless during the holiday season. But before you start straightening and blow-drying your hair, take a minute to think about the current condition it’s in.
If it’s already dry and lacking moisture, try to avoid applying any heat until you can rebuild the moisture in your hair. The best way to do this is through deep conditioning, which locks moisture and can help you get your hair’s natural shine back.
For this, it’s best to use a leave-in conditioner, which also helps tame frizz. Be on the lookout for products that contain Pro-Vitamin B5. This essential vitamin helps the product penetrate deep into your hair, nourishing it from within, taming your locks and giving them a brilliant shine.
Then once your hair is in better condition, you can use some heat. Just try to limit use to a couple of times per month.
Try Hair Envii for a natural way to condition your hair.
Learn more about repairing heat-damaged hair here: https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/transitioning/how-to-fix-severely-heat-damaged-hair
Lastly, I know a long, hot shower can be tempting on a cold winter’s day. But exposing your hair to too much hot water can also strip it of its moisture. So try to keep your showers warm, but not hot, and don’t stay in there for too long.
Of course, we all need that long, hot, relaxing shower from time to time. So if you must indulge, just make sure to wear a shower cap and keep your hair dry.
Invest in Oils and Hair Butters
Use products that contain murumuru butter and/or shea butter. Both are excellent at nourishing your scalp. While hair oils that are rich in vitamin E, such as olive oil and argan oil, can help you keep your hair’s natural moisture locked in.
Naturally Healthy Hair All Winter Long
With the holidays fast approaching and all of the fun in the snow to be had, winter truly can be a lovely time year.
But along with the colder weather comes drier air. And this makes our hair prone to dryness, split ends and breakage.
So make sure to follow these 6 natural hair care tips to ensure your hair stays happy and healthy all winter long.
For more natural ways to care for your skin and hair this winter, check out our handcrafted selection of chemical-free products. We offer a wide range of products to keep your skin and hair looking its best, naturally.
Interested in learning more about natural skincare? Download my Complete Guide to Natural Skin Care, and learn all there is to know about keeping your skin happy and healthy naturally.
How do you take care of your hair during the winter? What hair care tips and tricks can you recommend for the colder months of the year? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!