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Maintaining healthy curly hair in the winter months can be a challenge due to the harsh temperatures and dry air. Colder days could mean there is less humidity, and exposure to colder air and intense indoor heat can cause dehydration – especially for your scalp and hair.  But, incorporating a few simple tips into your curly haircare routine can make a big difference in the health and appearance of your curls.

Here are 10 things to try in your curly hair routine this winter:

1. Prepoo

Prepoo, even if it’s for cowashing; it’s an extra layer of protection for your hair. Applying an oil or conditioner to your hair before washing or cowashing can help prevent breakage and strengthen your hair. Prepoo is not a hot oil treatment.

2. Weekly Deep conditioning

Using a deep conditioner once a week can help restore moisture to your curls and prevent them from becoming dry and brittle. Cutting back or eliminating this step can put your hair at risk for dryness and breakage.

3. Heat caps for mask

Heat caps open up the hair cuticle to allow the product to penetrate deeper into the hair,” says beauty blogger Jenell Stewart. Using a heat cap while deep conditioning or using a hair mask can help the product work more effectively.

4. Humidifier

A humidifier is like a moisturizer for your hair. It adds moisture to the air, which in turn adds moisture to your hair. Using a humidifier in your home or workplace can help prevent your hair from becoming dry and frizzy.

5. Don’t sleep or step out in wet hair

Wet hair for long periods during winter time can cause breakage and damage to your hair. It’s important to let your hair dry fully before going to bed or venturing out in the cold. This is the best time to invest in tools to speed up drying time!

6. Mindful of using hot water for hair – don’t

Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause damage. Using lukewarm or cool water to wash your hair can help prevent damage and retain moisture.

7. Silk or satin lined hat

Wearing a silk or satin lined hat helps protect your curls. It prevents your curly hair from becoming dry and damaged in the cold.

8. Silk Pillowcases

Sleeping on a silk pillowcase helps prevent friction and breakage while you sleep. Using a silk pillowcase can also help prevent your hair from becoming tangled and frizzy.

9. Silk/Satin Bonnet

Wearing a silk or satin bonnet can protect your curls and prevent breakage. It helps keep your hair moisturized and healthy while you sleep.

10. Adding protein to retain moisture

Protein helps retain moisture and prevent breakage that may come from dryness during winter time. Using a protein treatment at least once a month can help strengthen your hair and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle.

Remember to take protein supplements if your body is deficient. I know I can be after having three kids, working on my feet, and being over the age of 35+! I take collagen from INJA Wellness India.

In conclusion, maintaining healthy curly hair during the winter months is definitely a challenge, but with these 10 tips, you can proactively protect your curls and keep them looking beautiful all season long. From prepooing to using heat caps, humidifiers, and silk accessories, there are so many ways to fight the effects of dry air and cold temperatures.

However, this is just the beginning of your curly hair journey. If you’re interested in diving deeper and learning more about proper care and styling techniques specific to curly hair, I invite you to stay tuned for my upcoming curly hair course! In this course, I’ll be sharing invaluable insights, in-depth tutorials, and expert tips to help you embrace and enhance your natural curls.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your curly hair knowledge to the next level! Follow me for updates on the release of the upcoming course, and let’s continue on this exciting journey together. Stay curly and fabulous!

Sincerely, HONESTLIZ

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