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5 Tips for Moisturising
Curly Hair in Cold Weather

Curly hair is wonderfully versatile, but it can quickly become parched, especially during the winter. As the colder months approach, maintaining moisturised curls is essential, and the good news is that it's simpler than you might imagine.
Choosing the Right Hair Products
The foundation of well-moisturised hair begins with adhering to a consistent routine, particularly in the colder months. However, the choice of hair products plays a pivotal role in this process. You want to opt for clean and natural hair care products that will help to renew and moisturise your curly hair in cold weather.

As you progress through the week, supplementing your hair care regimen with nourishing oils and creams enhances the TLC your hair receives. When selecting a shampoo for winter, opt for sulfate-free alternatives, specifically designed to provide moisture. These sulfate-free options are gentle on your hair, leaving its natural oils intact and preserving vital moisture. It's crucial to strike a balance in winter; shampooing excessively can lead to over-drying and moisture loss.

Prioritising the quality of your hair products over quantity ensures your natural hair remains well-nourished and impeccably cared for throughout the season. Establishing a consistent routine that caters to your natural hair's unique needs is key to keeping it hydrated and thriving in cold weather and winter months.
To take your hair mask to the next level, purchase a hair steamer or use the steam from a boiling bowl of water (just be safe). The steam lifts the hair cuticle allowing your treatments to penetrate deeply into the hair shaft.
Paris Reveira
IAT Certified Hair Practitioner
Avoiding Heat Damage
During the colder winter months, many individuals see it as an opportunity to get a winter blowout or straighten their hair since the low humidity levels mean these styles last longer.

However, it's important to be mindful of the potential risks associated with excessive heat styling, especially during the winter months when the air is already dry. The intense heat from flat irons or curling wands can strip your hair of its natural moisture and oils, making it more susceptible to dryness and brittleness. Brittle hair is less resilient and more prone to breakage, which can lead to split ends and uneven hair texture. In addition, high heat can also weaken the protein structure of your hair, causing it to lose elasticity. Hair with reduced elasticity is more likely to snap or break when subjected to tension or stress, such as combing, brushing, or even everyday movements.

This winter, consider embracing your natural hair, whether through transitioning or by reducing the frequency of heat styling. For those hesitant to make the big chop, gradually extend the time between straightening or perming your hair. One effective approach is to alternate between straight and curly styles, progressively moving towards embracing your natural, healthy hair on a permanent basis.
Hair Masks
Hair masks are a fantastic method for maintaining well-hydrated curls. These treatments are designed to be left on the hair and scalp for an extended period, typically 15-30 minutes, before rinsing. To ensure optimal results, limit usage to 1-2 times per week. While applying a hair mask, take a moment to indulge in a soothing scalp massage. Not only is this soothing but it also promotes increased blood circulation to the scalp, facilitating the delivery of essential nutrients to your hair.

I strongly recommend researching the ingredients in your chosen mask before making a purchase. Hair masks are concentrated conditioning products, and it's essential to select one that provides a comprehensive array of properties and nutrients your hair requires, such as proteins, emollients, vitamins, and more, to keep your curls healthy and well-nourished.
To take your hair mask to the next level, purchase a hair steamer or use the steam from a boiling bowl of water (just be safe). The steam lifts the hair cuticle allowing your treatments to penetrate deeply into the hair shaft.
Paris Reveira
IAT Certified Hair Practitioner
Protective Hairstyles
Protective hairstyles offer a multifaceted approach to maintaining curly hair hydration. They provide a protective shield against harsh environmental elements, such as cold winds and severe weather, minimising moisture loss. Secondly, these styles involve less hair manipulation, reducing the risk of moisture depletion and breakage, which is especially advantageous for those with curly or textured hair. Lastly, If you've been wearing your hair out or subjecting it to various styling products and tools, protective styles provide an opportunity for your hair to recover and regain its natural moisture balance.
It's crucial not to wear protective styles too tight. Tight protective styles can place excessive tension on your hair and scalp, potentially leading to breakage, hair loss, and discomfort.
Paris Reveira
IAT Certified Hair Practitioner
Hot Oil Treatment
Hot oil treatments are an effective way to boost hair hydration and improve the overall health and appearance of your hair, especially in the battle against winter dryness.

When oils are heated and applied to the hair, the warmth from the oil opens the hair cuticles, allowing the oil to reach the inner layers of the hair. This helps to lock in moisture, preventing water loss from the hair shaft.

Hot oil treatments also help smooth the hair cuticle, reducing frizz and making your hair more manageable and easier to style. Regular hot oil treatments help to strengthen the hair, making it more resilient and less likely to break. This added strength and elasticity contribute to overall hair health and hydration.

During the harsh winter months, we recommend using the Healthy Hair Golden Oil which is infused with Hibiscus and Turmeric and contains Baobab Oil which is key for helping your hair regulate temperatures. Warm the oil by putting the metal bottle in a bowl of boiling water for 5 minutes. Using the pipette, apply the oil to your hair and scalp, and leave it on for an hour. You can wrap your hair in a warm towel or use a shower cap then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
Oils that create a barrier to seal in moisture are essential during winter. These include heavier oils like castor oil, shea butter, and olive oil, which can help prevent moisture loss.
Paris Reveira
IAT Certified Hair Practitioner
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