Updated: Nov 1
As the weather "cools down" (Florida, amiright?) moisturizing is of utmost importance. Excessive dryness can lead to unwanted breakage and an itchy scalp. Here are a few ways to keep your locs luscious during the winter months (or week in Florida).
Stay Hydrated: Hair care starts with healthcare. What you put into your body affects the health of your hair. A crucial part of keeping your scalp moisturized is keeping your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water and include fruits and vegetables rich in water to assure you hit your daily water intake goal.
Oil Your Scalp: It's easy to assume that moisturizing your actual hair is what helps keep it moisturized, while consistent use of good leave-in conditioners and such is helpful, moisturizing your actual scalp is what helps keep your hair healthy. Make scalp moisturizing a regular part of your weekly routine.
Wash Your Hair as Needed: While other hair textures require washing on a daily basis, black hair textures do not. Excessive washing can lead to stripping your hair of its natural oils. Instead, wash your hair on a regular and as-needed basis. Find what's right for you.
Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Condition: When washing your hair double up on your deep conditioning. Allow your hair some extra time to soak in the extra nutrients and moisture.
Bonnets Are Your Friend: The most essential part of a woman's night attire is her bonnet. Protect your hair from breakage, frizz, and friction by donning a bonnet of your choice before your hit the sheets.
These are just a few tips to keep your hair healthy and moisturized, especially during the colder months. Which tip will you implement?