5 Secrets to Maintain Moisturized Hair in Cool Weather

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How do you adjust your hair care routine when the temperature starts to drop?

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, it’s time to switch up your hair care routine to accommodate the cooler weather. Many Black women face unique challenges when it comes to keeping their hair moisturized during autumn and winter.

The combination of cold air outside and heated indoor spaces can leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. But fear not, because we’ve gathered five secrets to help you maintain beautifully moisturized hair throughout the cool weather months.

1. Deep Conditioning is Your Best Friend

With the drop in temperature, your hair needs extra moisture. Invest in a high-quality deep conditioner or hair mask designed for your specific hair type. Consider incorporating a deep conditioning treatment into your routine at least once a week. This will help to replenish lost moisture and keep your hair soft and manageable.

2. Protect Your Hair from the Elements

Just as you bundle up in cozy scarves and hats, your hair needs protection from the elements too. Cold, dry air can be harsh on your strands. Opt for protective styles like braids, twists, or buns to shield your hair from the chilly wind. When you do go outside, don’t forget your satin-lined cap or scarf to prevent moisture loss and friction.

3. Use a Humidifier

Indoor heating systems can zap the moisture from the air in your home, which can, in turn, leave your hair feeling dry. Combat this by using a humidifier in your bedroom. Adding moisture to the air not only benefits your hair but can also improve your overall skin health.

4. Seal in Moisture

After applying your leave-in conditioner or moisturizer, seal in that moisture with a natural oil like jojoba, avocado, or argan oil. This creates a protective barrier that helps to lock in hydration and prevent dryness.

5. Adjust Your Wash Routine

During the cooler months, consider stretching out the time between washes. Overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to increased dryness. When you do wash your hair, use lukewarm water instead of hot, as hot water can be drying.

black woman combing her natural hair

By implementing these secrets into your hair care routine, you’ll be well-prepared to combat the challenges that cool weather can bring.

Say goodbye to dry, brittle hair and hello to luscious, moisturized locks all year round!

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Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hair care products, regimens and hairstyles! Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends.
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