Do you have curly hair and already got into deep thinking about how to take care of curls? Then we’re here to keep your curls moisturized, protected, and, of course curly. We know it’s a time-consuming process to take care of ahead of kinks and that’s on a good day, and with winter around, it devolves into a nightmare. But before resigning yourself from all the social gathering, go through our tips & make it into your hair care routine.
Learn Your LOC
LOC is an acronym most often used by the hair community, which refers to a method of using three forms of products and the order they should be layered onto the hair.
In this method ‘L’- stands for Liquid (water), ‘O’- stands for Oil and ‘C’- stands for Cream. First, wash your hair and apply oil to seal all the moisture in. Then use something as thin as a conditioner or thick as a styling cream. You can switch this method or the order depending on your hair condition.
Wash Your Hair Less
We tend to over wash our hair in the warmer due sweating or swimming, and that’s ok. But you’ve to cut down the amount of washing your hair in winter.
Keeping your hair from drying out and preserving your natural curves, wash your hair less, and try to use shampoo.
Prepare Your Hair
We have already told you to use shampoo before washing your hair. But here’s a pro tip for you before applying shampoo.
Use oil massage to prepare your hair before shampoo. It helps to lock the moisture and keeps curl from damaging when cleansing.
In this dry season, keeping your hair from drying out is hectic, as well as taking care of your lovely curly strand.
So add a deep conditioner in your curl care regime if you haven’t already because it helps to maintain moisture & keeps protecting your curls against damage.
Start Using Silk
Winter is idle time, and we all want to spend most of the time with our friendly pillow & blanket. Here is an easy tip for you.
Upgrade your ordinary pillowcase to a silk one, if you haven’t already. The smooth fibers of silk will prevent breakage. While you are rolling around, your curls need extra pampering more than ever as they’re in a drier, fragile condition.
Protect Your Hair With a Protective Style
You need to pick hairstyles that are comfortable and protective as well fashionable for your curly hair.
Braiding and twisting are styles you’d like to go because that’s tangle-free and fun or take advantage of spending your time watching videos of curly hairstyles. But all in all, go with the style that’s give less stress to your curls.
Upgrade Your Outerwear Accessories
Hats may be an unavoidable necessity in winter because curly hair doesn’t keep your ears that warm. But using caps can cause friction and absorb moisture from your hair.
Use satin beanies or caps to mitigate hat-hair disaster. Satin creates less friction and doesn’t absorb moisture as other fabrics as cotton do. So, your hair truly stays protected and smooth though covered up.
We sometimes use heating tools or hair dryers to style our hair. For the sake of styling, we tend to expose our hair to heat, which causes damage to your beautiful curls.
Do your best to avoid heat for the sake of the betterment for your hair as heat can dry curls out, removing moisture and making them more prone to breakage. Style your hair, but not as much that can damage your hair for good.
Once I’ve told you to get a humidifier for your face, remember? If you still haven’t taken that advice yet, just for your curls’ sake consider getting one.
Using a humidifier is right for moisturizing your skin as well as your hair. But if you’re not up for a humidifier, then try to extend your shower sessions, just let your curls expose in the steam while you’re conditioning or wearing your quality hair mask. Make sure that the water isn’t too hot, or you’ll end up re-dehydrating your hair in the end.
Lastly, staying healthy and having a diet that includes lots of healthy vegetables, fruits, and plenty of water is fundamentally important to take care of your hair & skin in winter.