3 More Ways to Help Your Hair Survive This Winter- Beyond the Usual Moisturizers

Whether your hair is kinky, curly, coily, wavy or thick, when the season changes, so does our hair. The colder and drier it gets outside, the more moisture our curls & skin craves. During this time, what we put in/on our body matters alot because it can directly affect our hair’s health and skin. Here are three natural hair care tips that will help your hair survive the winter:

 

 

Take some Omega 3s

Omega-3s are naturally found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated. These fatty nutrients help to fortify the strands and hair follicles. Because nutritional deficiencies do occur, it is best to boost your omega 3 intake. Sardines, salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are excellent food sources of omega-3 fatty acid. Eating these regularly during the winter will help to super-hydrate your coils and condition dry, brittle strands and nails.

Whip up a Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

Mix 1/2 cup mashed, ripe avocado, 1 tbsp Plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp olive oil together until a smooth emulsion forms. Apply mix onto washed hair and leave on for 15 minutes. For best results, use a plastic head covering for an extra conditioning treat. Rinse out with warm water. The yogurt will add moisture and strength, the honey will help to attract and lock in moisture, the avocado will deep condition and repair and the olive oil will restore moisture and protect.

Apply a rich, thick barrier

Extreme weather calls for more protection. Thick, hair moisturizers are especially a coil’s best friend during this time. Mix your water based leave in with a melted hair butter such as shea, mango or cocoa butter for optimal results. Last week, Shandy’s whipped cream generously gifted me with their whipped cream moisturizer. The butter was really rich and thick. I lightly melted the butter, added olive oil and mixed it in with my hair milk and applied to my thick, dry strands. My hair felt instantly quenched and moisturized. Hair heaven! :)

GIVEAWAY TIME- What girl doesn’t like moisturized, strong and healthy strands? I know you do, which is why I’d like to giveaway one of Shandy’s whipped cream and Soultanicals’ Kinky Silk Tress Milk.

WE ALL WIN! In addition, all who respond to this post can receive a free sample. All you have to do is visit their website at www.ShandysWhippedCream.com and click on the ‘Free Sample’ button at the top of the screen. Hairs to moisture lovin’, winter hair! ;)

Please share your best winter hair tips below! I’d love to hair your ideas! :)

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12 Responses to “3 More Ways to Help Your Hair Survive This Winter- Beyond the Usual Moisturizers”

  1. naturalhairloveaffairNo Gravatar November 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM Permalink

    Thank you All for your awesome responses! We have a winner! Congratulations to Lawanda Sykes! Please email us at info@naturalhairloveaffair.com with your mailing details. Be sure to take advantage of the free samples offer from Shandy’s. All you have to do is visit their website at http://www.ShandysWhippedCream.com and click on the ‘Free Sample’ button at the top of the screen. Hairs to moisture lovin’, winter hair!

    • LaWanda SNo Gravatar November 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM Permalink

      Thank you!! Info sent.

  2. IeashaNo Gravatar November 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM Permalink

    During the winter time i do alot of deep conditioner…my favorite is a pumpkin deep conditioner my sister makes me.

  3. Tonya V.No Gravatar November 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM Permalink

    During the winter months here in FL (which doesn’t stay cold for long) I increase my hot oil treatments and tend to use more deep penetrating moisturing conditioners.

  4. tdawkins5No Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM Permalink

    during the winter months I use heavier butters!I tend to do more protective styles;so my ends are put away!I use the same products mostly year round.Somedays I wear beanies;just to protect my hair from the cold weather.

  5. LaWanda SNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 9:16 PM Permalink

    I deep Condition more, and I use heavy butters after moisturizing my hair.

  6. ChelaNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM Permalink

    I wear a lot of protective styles in the winter months. The night before, I do the L.O.C. method and flat twist my hair. The next day, I put on a satin lined beanie and go. Each night, I spritz my hair for moisture. I also deep condition my hair more when I wash it.

  7. NAkishaNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM Permalink

    I usually keep my hair in braids, especially in the winter. It makes wearing hats in the cold weather easier and protects my hair from the elements. I use a butter on my scalp and an oil on my braids

  8. Vashti PNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 6:48 PM Permalink

    I do lots of protective styling and deep conditioning. I also layer on my products and seal with a heavy butter to help lock in moisture.

  9. Monique BoeaNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM Permalink

    I actually don’t have a season regimen. I do the same thing all year round. WNG on the weekends the 6-7 day hair :)

  10. JericaNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM Permalink

    I am loc’d but for my daughter we try to do styles with the end protected, like braided buns. Her hair does not like extended protective styles so we do her hair once ever week or two weeks making sure to condition well. We usually cowash but once a month we use regular shampoo and do a heavy deep condition. We add oils to conditioner and make sure the last step of our moisturizing is oil. When we do this we don’t have to moisturize daily, you can still see and feel he shine days later. We do, however, moisturize her edges and ends (if exposed) more frequently).

  11. ShawnyNo Gravatar November 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM Permalink

    My winter tips are to protective style as much as possible. By doing so it allows the hair to maintain moisture better in the winter months as the hair is contained together versus being out.
    I add in heavy oils and butters products instead of lighter hair milks/puddings. I also maintain a serious deep conditioning love affair with my steamer.

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