Get Your Hair Ready For Fall & Winter!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Summer has come and gone! Now it's time to replenish, restore and rebuild your hair from roots to ends. Below are a few tips as to how to moisturize, protect and get your hair healthy & strong for the Fall and Winter months.

1. Scalp Massages With Oil. Massaging your scalp is an excellent way to stimulate the blood to increase circulation and promote more hair growth. It also helps to detox the scalp of any impurities that may inhibit growth. Use an oil of your choice and massage your scalp with it 2-3 times per week. For extra benefits, warm the oil and bring the oils from the scalp through the length of the hair for a hot oil treatment. Leave in the hair for 15-20 mins (you can use heat for better absorption).

2. Deep Condition Weekly. Cold dry air sucks moisture right out of our hair. The best way to replenish lost moisture is to deep condition weekly with heat (25-30mins). Depending on your hair, you may want to use a rich moisturizing conditioner or a combination of both protein/moisture. Keeping up with your deep conditions will in turn improve the overall health of your hair. Over time, your hair will thrive and withstand the harsh weather.

3. Baby Your Hair. Protect your hair/ends from harsh Fall/Winter fabrics by putting it up off of your shoulders. The constant contact with these fabrics can cause unnecessary dryness and breakage. Opt to wear your hair up off of your shoulders in protective styles. Protective styles prevent the hair from drying out and being exposed to cold temperatures. Protective styling will also aid in length retention.

4. Keep Your Ends Moist. When our hair is exposed to harsh weather, our ends tend to suffer the most since it's the oldest part of our hair. Moisturize your ends first and then work your hair up the hair shaft. Use a water based moisturizer daily or every other day to combat dryness in order to prevent breakage.

5.  Take Your Vitamins. Nourish your hair from the inside out. Remember to take a multi-vitamin daily for optimal health and eat a well balanced diet for proper nourishment. Make sure your vitamins have a healthy dose of B-Complex, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D and Omega 3's.

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  1. very for/to me. thanks for posting this

  2. You look cute as a button. I love your glasses. Great tips for winterizing your hair. I have a post in draft that discusses my routine and my suggestions are quite similar. One of my favorite products for the winter is AfroVeda Cocoa Latte. Yum!
    Divachyk @Relaxed Thairapy

    1. Aww thank you DivaChyk! More tips coming! I'm looking forward to your post :)

  3. Thank you sooo much for this post! I recently started to texlax so I was very concerned how I would handle my hair this winter. Just out of curiosity since I've began to texlax I notice by the next wash week my hair is dryer than normal and a few strands(nothing to go crazy over) of hair are starting to split closer towards the roots. Can you give me any tips on in how to deal with this?

  4. Thanks very much!! I, once again, find NOH information timely and exactly what we need. I'm going to do as you've recommended and am hoping these will help with my 'cycle' times. supplements for hair growth

  5. I've kinda always wonder how to treat my hair successfully during the winter. I've devised my own regime now which means that for the most part of winter my hair is tucked away in a protective style. Even though I made it up myself, I hate it! I wanna see my hair!!!! After reading this post I can't wait to try it, it'll mean that I may get to see my hair this winter, after all!!

  6. Thanks for posting this. Great tips and reminder for the fall/winter months. I have to restart implementing my weekly deep condition. Stocking up on my oils and butters. To ensure my hair stays properly moisturized and taken care of.

  7. Great post! My hair gets a lot of babying during the fall and winter because I get cold easily. I wear a satin bonnet under my hat so that my hair is well protected.