Tips for Winterizing Natural Hair 🎶Tis the season🎶... for Dry hair.
😬 OOOOOH BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, BUT PLEASE turn the Hot Water Down! A really hot shower🚿 feels so good on a cold-weather day; however, you should turn the temperature down because hot water will really dehydrate your hair and scalp.
If your hair struggles with moisture retention, I highly recommend using a hair steamer. This is a great way to inject more moisture into your hair. Hair steaming involves using moist heat on the hair as opposed to dry heat from a hooded dryer. Steaming the hair creates a humid environment optimal for absorption of moisture among other benefits such as curl defining and hydration. If you don’t want to use a hair steamer, you can try to prolong your shower sessions letting your curls bask in the steam while you’re deep conditioning with Carmel-tini Treatment or using Mud Mask by Terra Veda Organix (TVO).
We all know healthy hair starts from within. So, with all of the dry air that your hair is subjected to during the winter, hydrating with products can only do so much. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
In the spring and summer your hair flourishes because sunlight triggers hair growth hormones, but Autumn brings changes. Hair shedding in Autumn is as natural as leaves falling. As the days grow shorter and colder, the roots of your hair go into dormancy and your hair begins to fall with the autumn leaves. Then, comes the drier winter weather having less humidity in the air and making our hair and skin drier. It really comes down to going back to the basics. Although we already know this to be true, it's good to be reminded.
The following steps will help you retain more moisture in your hair during the winter months:
*Use Terra Veda Organix, Max3 Method- Curl Slayer Gel or Curl Love Moisturizing Styler
*Hot Oil Treatments with Terra Veda Organix, Veda Hair Growth Oil
*Using a thick leave in like Terra Veda Organix, Curl Love Moisturizing Styler
*Deep condition with Terra Veda Organix, Carmel-tini Treatment or Curl Bath Deep Conditioner weekly 30-40 minutes with a steamer
*Using the LOC and baggy method 1-3 days a week as needed with Terra Veda Organix, Curl Refresher Spray, Curl Love Moisturizing Styler and sealing the ends of your hair with Heal & Seal Pomade
*Scalp Massaging 2-4 time a week with Terra Veda Organix, Veda Hair Growth Oil
*Drinking more H2O-water and eating veggies/ fruits daily
*Line your winter hat with silk or satin to stop breakage and split ends.
* Rather than layering product after product, wash your hair more often and add a product to CLEAN and hydrated especially during the winter.
Following a good hair regiment should be done year round. With these hair tips, you can keep your natural hair hydrated, healthy and beautiful throughout the winter and into the new year!
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