Winter Care Tips for Your Color-Treated Hair
3 TLC Tips When the Temperature Drops
As a young Black girl, three things were certain in our household: bonnets or silk scarves were a staple, Saturdays were dedicated to hair maintenance, and caring for our strands was especially important in the cooler months. Now that I’m older and my hair is color-treated, it needs a little more TLC in the winter to keep the gorgeous luster it has in the spring and summer. To maintain my color and the health of my curls, it’s essential I tap into the lessons of those Saturdays from my childhood.
- Cover up! Naturally curly hair, especially when it’s chemically treated, tends to be dry. In the winter months, you have to put in extra effort to maintain moisture. Whether you’re wearing a hat or wrapping your hair with a headscarf, make sure to cover your hair with fabric that’s gentle on your strands. Consider lining your winter hats with silk to ensure your hair is protected.
- Wash your hair with lukewarm water. Hot showers are a good way to ward off the chill, but cooler water is the best bet for your hair year-round, particularly in the winter. Hot water can leave your strands feeling dry and frizzy, making it harder to restore and maintain moisture.
- Stay away from sulfates. Natural hair needs moisture and oils to help protect it and retain its elasticity. Sulfates can strip your hair of natural oils, making it feel dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. Color-treated strands need an extra boost of moisture to maintain their vibrancy, luster, and shine, so abstain from using products that have sulfates.
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