Winterize Your Hair: Natural Hair Care Tips for Winter

Natural Hair Care Tips for Winter

The winter months can be especially hard on the hair, the cold winds can dry it out quickly. Here are 6 quick tips for winter hair care:

Natural Hair Care Tips for Winter

1. Use heavier products. I use coconut oil to moisturize D’s hair during the summer months and olive oil during the winter. I tried shea butter back in the summer and it was too heavy for her hair, but I am excited to give it another try during these colder months. A tip I got from Rock it NAPPtural!,  products that are too heavy in the warmer months might be perfect in the winter months.
2. Shampoo less, condition more. Use a good hydrating conditioner more often and don’t shampoo as often.
3. Wear satin lined hats. Cotton and wool can dry out the hair, this is one reason satin bonnets, pillow cases and satin lined hats and beanies are recommended. This is something I have learned this year, so I have added it my list of things to do: to go back and put satin liners in D’s’ beanies and hats.
4. Avoid heat…this includes blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and long hot showers (even though they are amazing in the colder months)…the heat will dry your hair out.
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5. Wear protective styles….bun, braids, twists, cornrows, bantu knots, etc… are considered protective styles
6. Deep condition

Hair CarnivalDo you have any natural hair care tips for the colder months? Does you routine change? What are some of you favorite protective styles? Let us know! Then visit the other blogs below to learn more about Winter Hair Care.

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Comments

  1. ggmix says:

    This is a great post I havent thought about changing my products for winter, our products still seam to be working good but then again this time last year it got as cold as -10 but it is still around 6' so I havent noticed a change in my daughters hair, but Im preparing myself thanks for the tips (“,)

  2. Ellen says:

    Thanks for sharing. Winters are really long here in Vermont!

  3. Shawna says:

    Great Post! I always forget to change my hair products when it gets colder here. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Curly Hairdo Ideas says:

    Thank you for the reminders! Yep, I've definitely noticed the need for more conditioner already – yet it was still slipping my mind. Now all the pieces fall into place! <3 Thank you! and I love that picture, by the way! :D
    ~Karli

  5. Tonya says:

    Thanks for all of the great tips!

  6. Great tips! I need to find GDL something a little heavier for winter…

  7. Great tips! I need to find GDL something a little heavier for winter…

  8. Thanks for the tips, must get my hair sorted out before it gets too cold x

  9. Thanks for the tips, must get my hair sorted out before it gets too cold x

  10. Great tips! But I've gotta admit…the thought of avoiding hot showers in the cold weather just makes me sad. LOL!

  11. Love this post–especially the deep conditioning part! I love a good deep conditioning treatment…got any to review? I've only done some homemade ones and the Shea Moisture.

  12. Love this post–especially the deep conditioning part! I love a good deep conditioning treatment…got any to review? I've only done some homemade ones and the Shea Moisture.

  13. Great tips – all of them!!

  14. Great tips – all of them!!

  15. GREATNESS all around!! Love it!!! NO heat here… NEVER!! I've flatironed my hair 2x since I went natural and TRIED to do CC's once to no avail.. SO done with it, YEAR-ROUND! :)

    Char~

  16. GREATNESS all around!! Love it!!! NO heat here… NEVER!! I've flatironed my hair 2x since I went natural and TRIED to do CC's once to no avail.. SO done with it, YEAR-ROUND! :) Char~

  17. Brown Girls says:

    Brook you are so right!! I can't seem to stay away from using heat with the hair dryer 4 times a year! I need help with that one….

  18. Michelle G says:

    Great Advice.

  19. Glad you all could find it helpful

  20. Sometimes in the winter I feel like I don't need to condition my hair at all!!

  21. Opal Stevens says:

    awww, she is too cute!

  22. Thanks so much for the tips! It’s so dry out here in the desert so it’s most definitely a concern!

  23. Lori says:

    Thanks for the great advice!!

  24. Kristina says:

    Great tips! I was just thinking I need to find a way to keep my hair from getting so dry.

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