The environment can have the most damaging effects on your hair in both the summer and winter, but in the winter it’s often worse because people generally don’t take as many precautions to protect hair. One of the negative effects of the winter months is dryness. Dry hair means fragile hair which doesn’t help when you’re trying to retain hair growth. So how do we combat dryness this winter? Be proactive and care for your hair by following these tips.
1. Treat your Hair Once a Week
Your hair needs the proper nutrients to remain strong this winter. A deep conditioning treatment once a week, replenishes the moisture lost by the dry heat inside and the cold winter air outside, and it promotes hair growth.
2. Consider Getting a Humidifier
As it gets colder, we have no choice but to turn on the heat as high as possible. It keeps you warm, but you it also keeps your hair and skin dry. A Humidifier helps you avoid the dry air from the heater in your home.
If you haven’t added this to you hair care regimen already, make sure you begin, and you’ll see the difference in the moisture balance of your hair. It’s one thing to add moisture to your hair,but keeping it in is even more important.
L.O.C. stands for Leave -in/liquid, Oil, Cream
Leave in- The leave in conditioner is water based. Pick the leave in conditioner that works well for your hair. Some of our customer favorites include, Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner and Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave in Conditioner.
Oil- A sealing oil is the type of oil you’ll follow up with. Great sealing oils include, but aren’t limited to, Jamaican black castor oil, jojoba oil and shea butter. The oil you pick will be based on your hair type. For very thick hair, Jamaican black castor oil will be a great match. For finer hair, jojoba oil’s light consistency will help seal in moisture without weighing your hair down.
Cream- This is the final step to the L.O.C method. Any cream, butter or moisturizing styler can be used to help seal in all the moisture applied to your hair. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding and Cantu Coconut Curling Cream are great examples of creams that will not only help you define but keep your hair moisturized.
When it comes to your hair, this winter, don’t hibernate on it. Be proactive and take care of your hair. When you’re consistent with the care, your hair will thank you.
So, tell me, have you used the L.O.C method? What products do you use? Leave a comment below.