How to make black hair grow in the winter is a common question. Changes in the weather affect hair in a number of ways. For example during the summer my hair grows faster. Right now the weather is beginning to get colder and it is time to start thinking about changing my beauty regimen. In the winter, I change my face cream and drink more water to keep my face from drying out. The same is true of hair.
Just like the skin on my body, my hair is sensitive to extreme cold weather. In order to avoid major hair damage, it is a good idea to preempt the potential problems. Think of it as revving up your hair care. Everyone has different hair so it is important to get to know your hair and pay attention to how it changes. Some black women need a more intensive hair routine during the winter. If this is the case then you should discuss this with your hair care provider. Hopefully by now, you have found a trichologist! If you are like me, you just need to be more diligent about moisturizing and deep conditioning.
The most important thing about winter is protecting the ends of your hair. This includes what you put on your hair and on your body. Here are a few of my tips for winder survival.
1) Wool is not your hair’s friend! I love my winter clothes as much as the next girl, but I also love my hair. Scarves, sweaters, and coats made from wool will cause breakage. As a result, I tend to wear my hair in a loose bun more frequently during the winter. Think about purchasing some silk from a fabric store and sew it on the inside of your wool hats and coat collars.
2) Find a good moisturizer. I use shea butter and sofn’free (available here http://www.mmcosmetics.com/sof_n_free_curly.html). If you are not sure what to use talk to your hair stylist and get good quality products.
3) Pay special attention to conditioning. You should do this already, but when you condition your hair, make sure that you apply the conditioner on your ends first. Sit under the dryer with conditioner in your hair for a deep conditioning.
4) Stay away from too much heat. This is a universal rule for black women with relaxed hair
5) Think about getting a trim. In my new picture I just got my trim. It has been months since my last trim and I wanted to put my best ends forward going into winter J
6) Finally, take care of the inside of your body. Stay hydrated and eat a healthy balanced diet.
Are you guys going to change your hair regime during the winter? Do you have any tips? Have you seen a trichologist yet? Please share as we all want to know how to make black hair grow during the winter.
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