Winter is here. For some, it is their favorite season of the year because there are so many holidays during the winter. But can I be real? Winters can be tough on your hair. Keeping your hair healthy and moisturized during the cold season is a chore for most women. Most of us would resort to protective styling to save ourselves the trouble. But what if I told you that you only need to do 5 things to retain moisture in your hair and you can even wear your hair down with ease? In this article, I’ll share 5 keys to love and keep your hair moisturized this winter.
1. Keep Yourself Hydrated
Did you know that your water and food intake will have an effect on your hair? Whatever you eat or drink, will ultimately affect your hair. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary for you to drink the sufficient amount of water your body needs to keep your hair hydrated and moisturized. One study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that you need to drink between 11 and 15 cups a water each day to remain hydrated. So, let the water drinking begin.
2. Use a Clarifying Shampoo
When it comes to your hair you always want to start with a blank canvas. Picture your hair as the canvas in this scenario. It’s best to start increasing your hair moisture by first making sure that your hair is free of product build-ups and other residues. You don’t have to clarify on a daily or weekly basis (and you shouldn’t). However, clarifying once a month is commonly recommended.
3. Deep Condition with Each Wash
It is important to deep condition your hair at all times. This is especially important to do when your hair is on the dryer side of the spectrum. When you deep condition your hair it will impart moisture back to the hair.
4. Use the L.C.O. Method
The L.O.C method stands for Leave-in, Oil and Cream. This method plays a big role in keeping your hair moisturized. However, I actually recommend the L.C.O method, which is the same thing but it just ensures that oil is the final step (not the second). Keep in mind that the products you use and the way you layer your products should work for your hair’s porosity. When oiling your hair, I recommend the VoiceOfHair PureFix Elixir because it has a unique blend of 25+natural, vegan ingredients that are formulated to support stronger and nourished hair.
It is important to re-moisturize your hair. When you notice that your hair is starting to become dry (after it’s been styled), re-apply your liquid leave-in, or simply spritz your hair with a dash of water and then add a little oil. This will help your hair from drying out and breaking off.
The Key Takeaways
Just in case you did not have time to read the above information, no worries, I get it, life can be busy. That is why I have included the key takeaways for you to read below at a quick glance. Here are 5 keys to love keep your hair moisturized this winter.
- Keep yourself hydrated.
- Use a clarifying shampoo.
- Deep condition with each wash.
- Use the L.C.O. Method
- Re-moisturize your hair.
This article was first published on October 23, 2018 and was updated on December 3, 2020.