How to Keep African-American Hair Moist During the Winter
Graceful Hair Instructions
Wrap your hair in a silk scarf. Do it before you go to bed. It will hold in your hair’s moisture through the night and help it replenish what it lost during the cold winter day. When you wake up, your normally dry hair will be shiny and moist.
Apply a leave-in conditioner to your hair. These kinds of conditioners can be applied to your hair and withstand any styling you do to it. They have ingredients such as proteins and mineral oils in them that help replenish lost moisture in a person’s hair due to the cold winter weather or other processes that dry hair out. Pro-V and Kera are brands that make leave-in conditioners that work well with African-American hair.
Opt for a hairstyle that doesn’t require a lot of heat. Daily heat along with the cold air of winter will most definitely dry out African-American hair. As a result, it’s a good idea to switch hair styles. Choose ones that don’t require you to use a flat iron or curling iron like cornrows, braids or Afro’s. An experienced stylist can make all of these hairstyles look current and fashionable.
Invest into a high-end conditioner. It should be one that is enriched with proteins and mineral oils like vitamin E. Make sure to apply it according to directions after each shampoo. Try a conditioner manufactured by Abba. You will have to get it in a hair specialty store like Sally’s. You will see that a high-end conditioner will go a long way in keeping your manageable and moist.
Apply hair oil to your hair daily. Almost any kind will do. Just be sure not to over do it because it can have the reverse affect and also ruin your hairstyle. The right amount of oil is between a dime or quarter size. This amount can be rubbed throughout your hair in order to add moisture to it.
Tips & Warnings
Also be careful to wear a hat or use an umbrella during the rain or snow because both of these elements draw moisture out of African-American hair.