How To Keep Your Head Warm This Fall — Stylishly!

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Fall is here in all its colorful glory! Here are four stylish ways to keep your head warm whether you’re carving pumpkins or melting smores over a bonfire.

Winter Hair Tips

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by Mary Wolff

We all know heat is the natural enemy of curly girls everywhere making summer an almost dreaded time of year. But what about winter? Winter is a time when the air naturally dries out and becomes colder. Hair in the winter is more likely to become dry from the lack of moisture in the air. A lack of moisture leads to overall dryness, not to mention raised cuticles and frizz, and this all leads to brittle, breakable strands.  So how do you make sure your curls stay moisturized and healthy during those chilly months? When it comes to making sure those curls stay gorgeous all year round, here are a few of my favorite winter hair tips.

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Natural Hair Winter Survival Tips!


Naomi for LAMBB via BlackNaps.org

Sometimes I understand why black girls and women relax their hair. Natural hair can be a challenge, if exposed to too much sun, the Keratin which our hair is made of, would start to break down. Yet if exposed to too much wind our ends would dry and break off. So yes, sometimes it is a struggle and I begin to wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. But then I go onto @lambbofficial Instagram and I am reminded of the beautiful and bouncy nature of natural hair! (Perfect plug right?) Anyways, let’s get into how you can protect your tress this winter!

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Cold Weather Wash & Go Routine



I want to show you how I get soft and moisturized curls during the colder seasons! I explain and demonstrate exactly what I do to my hair, from cleansing and conditioning my hair in the shower, to how I avoid leaving the house with wet hair without using heat! Enjoy!

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Top Tips for Winterizing Your Wash and Go

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by Jonna of BlackNaps.org

It’s November and that means cooler weather for most of us. While Summer is still trying to peek her head in with the occasional 80 degree day here and there, for the most part we are cruising in the 60’s in Virginia where I live. Depending on where you are on the map, it may be cooler. And cold weather will be here sooner than I’d like. While most naturalistas are mapping out their protective styles for the next few months, you might be like me and still plan to rock a wash and go every now and then. It is still possible to wear your curls this season without your hair suffering. Here are a few tips to keep your wash and go style crisp, and not crispy.

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Winterize Your Natural Hair Care Routine



JeweJeweBee writes:

In this video I show how I cleanse, deep condition, and how I keep my curls moisturized and fluffy during the dry and harsh winter season. I’d love for you to check it out!

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Winter Hair Care Tips for Moisturized 4B/4C Natural Hair


Liv writes:

Winter is here and I wanted to share my Winter Hair Care Tips for my 4C/4B Natural Hair! I found that these simple additions to my regimen help me with moisture retention, length retention and even style retention-- allowing me to defeat dry hair, helping me grow healthy, strong hair this winter!  

Winterize Yourself Inside and Out


As the temperature drops and the layers of clothing increase, every woman must go through a change in their beauty routine to prepare for the cold months ahead. If you know like I know, a beauty routine is not just about creams, oils and powders. If you don't have a regimen for inner beauty as well, your skin will not glow and your hair will not shine with the true brilliance that comes from a healthy spirit. Periodically, it is essential to connect with your body and soul to seek out your hidden needs and develop a plan to meet those needs. The change in seasons presents an ideal opportunity to do just that. With the many responsibilities and challenges that women face, Lord knows that if we don't slate this time to care for ourselves, our needs will quietly fall by the wayside along with our peace of mind and eventually our feminine allure. Call me greedy, but I need to maintain my peace AND my allure in order to feel like my freshest most super-charged self!

So, how do we maintain a warm and glowing aura through the long, cold winter? Below I have provided some tips to help you prepare the goddess that you are for the upcoming season.

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4 Ways to Deal with Super-Dry Natural Hair This Winter

by Charlene Walton of TexturedTalk.com

Dry natural hair continues as the top concern for women all through the year but especially during the winter. If you are a resident of Texas like me you know that “winter” is just another word as our weeks can range in temperature from 72 degrees on Monday to 42 degrees on Tuesday. However, if you live in colder climates, as the weather shifts so should your hair care regimen. Many women opt to wear protective styles for this reason including strand twists, wigs and crochet braids, which still require intense moisturizing. But, if you still want to rock your curls all year here are 4 products that can kill your dry hair woes.

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The Truth About Glycerin for Natural Hair (Environment Matters.)



by Charlene Walton of TexturedTalk.com

Before now using glycerin for natural hair had always been a tricky topic for me. I sort of understood the purpose of the ingredient in hair products but I was still lost on the whole weather, dew point aspect. Like many, I saw other popular bloggers and vloggers using glycerin for natural hair, creating DIY recipes so I figured why not. Glycerin is also listed in about every product I own so I figured the ingredient…couldn’t hurt right?

The good news is ever since I started blogging I’ve become way more informed about the science behind growing and maintaining healthy natural hair and my research game is on another level. (Yay me!) Instead of just taking someone else’s word, I now seek out additional information to form my judgement. Now I know everyone doesn’t have time for that, which is why you are here so let’s dive right in! And if you were completely lost after reading the first paragraph then definitely keep reading.

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Autumn Care for Your Natural Hair!

by Toia B of Luvtobnatural

FALL IS HERE Y’ALL!

Temps are dropping and humidity wanes with each day. Due to these and other factors, many of us find it necessary to switch up our regimen a bit so our hair plays nice with whatever the weather may bring.

Here are just a few things you can try this Fall to make the best of the crisp, cool air that comes with the season:

Use Heavier Oils/Butters

When I first began wearing my hair in its natural state, I thought using the same oils and things all-year-round would be fine. However, the lighter oils that I used in the summer (grapeseed, sweet almond, jojoba) to seal in moisture didn’t quite cut it in the cooler months. For me, they weren’t a strong enough “defense” against the low humidity air and my hair was feeling drier and drier. What to do?!

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The LOC Method for Winter Natural Hair Care



The "Liquid, Oil, Cream Method" (also known as LOC Method) for natural and curly hair has been proven time and time again to provide intense moisture and definition. In the winter time, many curlies lose moisture because of dry climatic conditions, so the LOC Method is often used on wash days to provide and prolong healthy hydration to the curl. You may find that in the winter time your hair needs more products and a few extra steps to keep it moisturized. If this sounds like you, then follow this simple guide to the LOC Method.

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Protect Your Natural Hair This Hat Season!


by Toia B of LuvtoBNatural

Brrr… It’s time to bundle up!

One of the most important accessories you’ll need this season is a nice, cozy hat. Wool is often the go-to option for obvious reasons. Even so, this über warm fabric can cause unwanted damage to your hair…

While they serve an important purpose, wool winter hats can cause breakage from friction. Ever have a wool turtleneck or scarf that you wore pretty often and notice later on that the hair at the nape of your head is thinning out? Mmhhmm… friction! Also, much like cotton, wool absorbs moisture from your hair… this, as we know, can eventually lead to breakage. So look for hats with satin or silk linings.


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How to Survive Winter without Protective Styling


by Tammy Goodson of Curlychics

So it's March and considering there's still ice on the ground, naturals are scampering to find the ultimate protective style. But what if you are not a fan of protective styling? Can you still protect your hair without having your ends tucked away? Here a few tips:
  • Deep condition- Moisture Moisture Moisture *in my Jan Brady voice*. Weekly deep conditioning for at least 30 minutes helps to replenish loss moisture which is a necessity in caring for textured hair.
  • Hair Steaming- Hair steaming is the God Mother of deep conditioning methods. The steam opens up the cuticle of your hair allowing deeper penetration, leaving it soft and preventing breakage.

Combating Dry Winter Hair


by Susan Walker of Earthtones Naturals 

I have a confession to make…I have hand in hair syndrome I absolutely LOVE to touch my hair and play with it. I love to feel the texture of it, to pull on it and have it spring back into place. But most of all, I love to feel the softness and moisture in my hair. This is why I absolutely detest the feeling of dry hair. You know what I’m referring to: the coarse, rough feeling hair with that characteristic “crunch” sound when you touch it. I understand that a lot of this may be inherent in the characteristics of textured hair. But it’s my opinion that if your hair FEELS dry, it likely is and this can be exacerbated in the winter time. As a result modifications to your hair care regimen are necessary in order to ensure your hair is adequately moisturized. After experimenting with my hair care regimen I’ve finally found what works for me to minimize dryness and retain moisture, at least until my next wash day and have created some tips that can help your hair looks and feel its best throughout this particular season.

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Quick Fixes to 5 Winter Hair Woes



It's the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday shopping, sipping cocoa near the fireplace, office parties, secret santa gift exchanges, and....dry hair. Winter weather can be especially rough on natural hair; the colder the climate, the worse off your hair. But all hope is not lost! Check out these 5 winter hair woes, and how to ward them off before the family Christmas photo!

Winter Woe #1: Brittle, Dry Hair
The most common complaint among naturals in the winter time is dry hair. Although the dry hair can be attributed to any number of things, let's just focus on the one constant: dry air. Winter air lacks the humidity that keeps our tresses feeling soft. To combat dry hair, make the following quick switches:
Wash hair with lukewarm, not hot water. Hot water is drying - to the hair and skin. Although a hot steamy shower may feel good, it does nothing but leave your hair dry and prone to frizzing.

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Life, Love and Pursuit of Protective Styling


Pic1: my natural hair  Pic2: my weave


by Tammy Goodson of CurlyChic

Protective styling is not something I’ve been too successful at in the past but I respect it. I know that it has its place in the natural hair universe so I acknowledge its existence. I’ve always embraced the idea of it – I mean it makes sense. It is in line with all things sacred as it pertains to healthy hair and length retention:

• Protect the ends
• Low manipulation

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Should I Change My Hair Care Regimen for the Winter?


READER QUESTION: Do I really need to change my hair care regimen as the weather cools? If so, what do you recommend?

CURLYNIKKI's RESPONSE: Regimen tweaks are truly something to consider as the seasons change. Your curls, which are already prone to dryness, crave even more moisture the cooler and drier it gets. It is advised that we avoid humectants in the winter. Common humectants include honey, glycerin, panthenol, hydrolized wheat protein, and propylene glycol. These ingredients are great summer staples because they draw moisture from the humid air into our thirsty strands. But during the winter, they can have the opposite effect, potentially drawing out the moisture from our strands into the drier atmosphere. For this reason, I shelve many of my favorite conditioners and stylers until summer rolls back around. I don't, however, avoid humectants in products that I rinse out, such as my instant conditioners and deep treatments.

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Curly Hair Care for Cold Weather

Cold weather isn’t everyone’s favorite type of weather and it can make for itchy skin and a dry scalp. Curls can suffer too, especially from lack of moisture leading to dried tresses. Knowing how your skin and hair adapt, or don’t, to the cold is helpful. Once you see and feel the changes of the season, begin to make some changes to your curly hair care routine too.


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A Winter Wash & Go Method for Natural Hair

the lovely Naptural85 writes:

I have many different "wash and go" methods for my natural hair. In-fact, I usually never do a wash and go the same way twice, but this has got to be one of my favorite methods! Perfect for the winter season, but can be used throughout the year, this "wash and go" stretches out my hair, defines my curls, and best of all, I get to leave the house with dry hair; talk about overcoming your shrinkage issues! No styling products or curling creams necessary! Hair is left soft, shiny, stretched, and manageable! Hope this helps!



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