It’s officially Winter! So it’s time to protect your edges, your scalp and of course your hair! For those who don’t know what I mean by edges, I’m talking about your hairline girl! So wrap up baby girl, and get yourself a scarf! In fact, why not try to put your hair down instead of having a ponytail this season? Or maybe even get long hair extensions?
Long hair is the easiest scarf you’ll never forget to leave your house with. Trust me, the longer the hair, the warmer the neck. Long hair also means more hair to care for. The cold weather can really strip all the moisture away from your hair and also cause it to break if you’re not careful. If you’re looking for ways to avoid getting dry and crispy hair this Winter, then you’re in the right place so keep reading girl!
‘Hair, I Promise To Look After You…’
I made an oath to look after my natural afro hair more this year than I have done in the past. So that means regular washes, regular moisturising of scalp with oils and shea butter, and look for new hair and beauty products in the UK that will encourage hair growth. But for now, I’ll be covering up my natural hair with hair extensions to avoid it from breaking.
I decided to go for a wig with a bob cut as my Winter hairstyle this year. Before you say anything about the length of my bob, it’s long enough to work as a scarf so I am enjoying the warmth on my neck *blushes*.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Maintain Healthy and Moisturised Hair
As much as I want my natural afro hair to look on point by Summer, I still gotta make sure that my bob cut stays in good condition ‘cause having dry and crispy hair does NOT look cute. To keep your hair in good condition, you gotta combine the right shampoo, conditioner, serum, oil treatments and straightener with each other.
So these are the steps you gotta take to get your hair, wig or weave to look shiny, voluminous and bouncy:
- Wash your hair regularly with a beautifully fragrant shampoo. I give my hair a wash twice a month with Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasure Shampoo and Conditioner. This shampoo set makes your hair smell so NICE and sweet like honey. You might wanna wash your hair more often depending on how greasy it gets with time.
- Co-wash your hair more than using shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. So if you’re looking to wash your hair once a week, make sure you ONLY use conditioner to co-wash your hair at least twice a month. This way you don’t keep stripping away all the moisture out of your hair each time you wash it.
- Condition your hair by leaving the conditioner to soak into the hair for a few hours. Sometimes I leave it to soak into the hair overnight which is very easy to do when you’re wearing a wig. The longer you leave the conditioner in your hair, the more soft and bouncy the hair feels and looks.
- Rinse all the conditioner away and add some John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum to your hair when it’s wet to give it a nice shine, and to also protect your hair from heat damage from the straighteners.
Once you’ve taken all these steps, all that’s left to do is to blowdry and straighten the hair to your desire, and voilà you’re all set! Don’t be scared to add an extra drop of serum after straightening the hair to maintain that shine girl!
I hope these hair tips work the same for you as it worked for me. Just keep doing it consistently to keep your hair nice and fresh and you’ll be fine.
Sugars and love,