Dealing with your hair during the colder months can be dreading. Summer is so simple with wash and go's but winter wont let that happen.
My hair always seems to be dry during fall and winter. I have the type of hair that will become dry no matter what you do to it. It is very important to keep my hair moisturized and kept together once we approach the colder months. I used to wear buns 24/7, but noticed that this was the reason for my hair breaking off. After being lazy for years, I realized that its time to take care of my hair. Every weekend I made a commitment to make sure my hair is moisturized and ready for the week.
Step 1: Let's get started!
I usually start off with cleansing and shampooing. For my shampoo regimen, I use Maui Moisture Lightweight Hydration and Hibiscus Water Shampoo depending on the state of my hair. Before applying the shampoo, I tend to completely rinse my hair out with water before to get rid of all dirt . I noticed this helps cleanse my hair and will help the shampoo and sud better. Once you have shampooed two times make sure to rinse it all the way out.
Step 2: Don't Be Afraid of The Conditioner
After I shampoo, I head over to my leave-in conditioner. I use the Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10 in 1 renewal System which is now unfortunately discontinued. I use this every two weeks and when I am not deep conditioning, I simply use Suave Coconut Conditioner. I was a bit hesitant but it leaves my hair shinning and moisturized. While I am applying my conditioner I try to finger comb my hair a little. This will make the combing process less work. Lets be honest combing your hair in the shower is HARDWORK!
Step 3. Heat It up!
Once you’ve applied your conditioner then you will apply your hot head cap. I usually heat my hot cap for about 45 seconds in the microwave. After heating up the hot cap I place a plastic shower cap over my hair and the hot head on top. This will help keep the heat and moisture inside. I keep the cap on for about 15-30 minutes. Feel free to heat that cap up again if it isn't warm enough.
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Step 4: Whats Next?
After the hair masque, I wet my hair so I can comb it out in sections. I section my hair into four and comb each section thoroughly. I then let my hair moisturize for another 5-10 mins then wash it out with cold water and use a cotton t-shirt to dry. I stopped using towels because I noticed it made my hair dry and brittle. Trust me you will see the difference.
Now it's time for the fun part!
Things you will need:
Part your hair into four again and section off. Start off by spraying your hair with water if it’s dry. Then apply your leave-in conditioner, make sure to apply from your roots to the ends. I usually comb out my hair one more time before applying other products. Now it's time to oil your scalp and apply some to your hair. Don’t over apply your oil unless you want to wash your hair again but make sure to seal your ends. Last but not least put that Cantu Curling Cream to work! Make sure not to miss a spot or else your hair will look nice in certain spots. While other spots will be dry and wont define your curls.
If you are going out.. Strut your hair!
If you are going to sleep….
Braid your four sections then put on a bandana and satin bonnet cap. If you do not have a satin bonnet cap, you can use a silk pillowcase. I never used to sleep with anything on my hair until I realized that this may be the reason why my hair dries out easily.
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