Looking After Natural Hair During Winter

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When the weather starts getting cooler it is not only our wardrobes that get an overhaul, but everything from our skin to our hair care routines needs to be changed to accommodate the dropping temperatures. The winter air can dry out natural hair and decrease its moisture leading to an increase in hair breakage and damaged hair. With busy schedules looking after our hair is not always top of the list, and with the extra damage that winter can cause natural hair, providing the right amount of TLC is not always possible.

Revlon Realistic Special Feeling understands that it is easier to hide our hair behind a hat or a scarf during winter, but, as many know, when your hair is looking good, you feel good as well. Winter conditions are a mixture of elements that are not ideal for natural hair – the cold air and the wind take out the moisture of the hair and cause it to tangle. The dryness in the air accelerates frizz, breakage, and split ends, and when you wear a hat or a scarf, which are made from material meant to keep in the warmth, it can cause static and snag on your hair causing additional breakages.

Protecting our hair from the damage of the cold weather is possible, and Revlon Realistic Special Feelings knows that giving our hair a fighting chance during this time of the year, is one way to give us the winter looks we are wanting to try. Don’t let winter conditions stop us from looking our best.

Revlon Realistic Special Feelings suggests the following winter hair care tips to keep our locks looking good without unnecessary damage:

  1. Make use of protective hair styles to keep natural hair from being damaged by the winter air. These styles lower the chance of breakage and allows ends and strands to be tucked away. However, although these styles will help retain moisture it will eventually dry out, so it is important to change or refresh the style after a week or two.
  2. Trimming keeps natural hair looking good. The dry winter air can cause split ends, which should be trimmed when required.
  3. Use a product that is absorbed into the hair and can provide moisture. Revlon Realistic Special Feeling Super Soft Activator is the perfect addition to any hair care routine, giving curls a more defined, natural look and a healthy shine, while moisturising.
  4. Enjoy a healthy diet and drink water to keep hair healthy and moisturised. Our hair will benefit from the nutrients in the healthy food promoting growth and shine, while the water will help to keep our bodies healthy, and skin and hair hydrated.
  5. During the night wear and sleep with a silk bonnet to keep in moisture and decrease the chance of friction, frizz and dryness. A satin pillowcase is also an option instead of a silk bonnet.
  6. Stay away from heat. Steaming our hair to allow for moisture is a step that needs to be done, however, straightening hair with a hot iron or using a hot hairdryer can dry out your hair even more. Keep the hairdryer on cool to make sure that no further damage can be caused. 

The cold air during winter can manipulate and damage hair, however, when the necessary steps are taken, the effect of this season can be minimal and allow for natural hair to be on show, instead of under wraps.