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!
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!