8 Secrets to Protect Curly Hair From Winter Damage
Sure, lots of people have to do battle with dry winter hair, but those with curls–from wavy to coiled–need a little extra help with defense. Tara Lisciandro-Hornich at NaturallyCurly.com has just the plan you need to protect every type of curl.
Here’s a quick glance at her curl protection plan.
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1. Fill in the “Holes”
Because curly hair is very porous, conditioner helps to fill the “holes” and lock in moisture.
2. Ban Brushes & Combs
While styling, these products are a no-no. In your shower, however, all curl types can use a wide-tooth comb to go through their curls for detangling purposes.
3. Lock It In
After your leave-in, it’s time to lock in the curl pattern. Keep hair as wet as possible and create 3-5 sections (depending on hair length) to apply curling gels or cremes.
4. Pay Attention to Your Ends
The ends and tips of our hair can be especially exposed during winter months. Make sure they receive extra moisturizing when you shower and style.
5. If You MUST Dry Your Hair…
For all hair types, it’s best to stay away from blow-drying and heat tools. However, if you absolutely have to use them make sure to cut down on drying time and use them as little as possible.
6. Refresh Throughout the Day
All curls and waves can benefit from a mid-day and evening “spritz” of refreshing spray. You can find sprays in drug stores or even make your own.
7. Good Night
Sleep with a satin pillowcase. All curls can benefit from this as curls and waves won’t dry so quickly, as they would with a cotton case. You may opt to wrap your curls in a silk or satin bonnet or scarf instead.
8. Cover Up
While venturing into the great outdoors, and the dry, cold elements, be sure to cover your curls with a crocheted hat or loose scarf.
Don’t allow curls to be “pressed” down onto your scalp. Attempt to pile curls up and not flatten them.