Sassy Hair: How to Survive Winter Without Protective Styling
Sassy nation curator, Sassy Tea responds to The Mane Source’s blog post “How to Survive Winter Without Protective styling.”
Over the past year I was just beginning to learn how to take care of my natural hair. In spite of all of my trials and mostly errors– I was able to retain about 4-5 inches of growth. I made many wrong choices, from using products that dried my hair out, to shampooing constantly. I even went back to using excessive heat practices for a whole month last fall. Although I had been free from the lye for at least 4-5 years, I didn’t know much about caring for my curls– especially how to keep them hydrated and happy-looking.
Despite my hair abuse, my hair continued to grow, thankfully. Now that I know what my hair likes and how to maintain healthy curls, I will be incorporating many more protective styles this winter– primarily because I work from home and try to stay indoors as much as possible in the winter. No need to have my hair out if I’m staying in all the time. If you plan to wear your curls out in the cold, check out some of my fav. tips on how to maintain healthy, happy curls this winter via The Mane Source. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll find:
- 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.
- Leave in conditioner- What’s better than conditioning your hair? Leaving the conditioner in! A good leave in conditioner will ensure that the detangling process is much easier while adding moisture and maintaining those moisture levels for a longer period of time.
- Hands off- Try to limit the amount of time you spend “playing” in your curls. All of that twisting and twirling once it has been styled is unnecessary manipulation that could ultimately lead to breakage.
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