Well one thing I have noticed in the last few years that we have done is around the beginning of December Des tends to get her hair straightened. This is due largely to the fact that the first part of December is when her birthday falls and since we rarely straighten her hair she usual request it for her birthday. I must say that take all the precautions I can think of to insure that she does not get heat damage. I know using heat doesn't sound like it could be at all beneficial but honestly it seems that when it is straight I don't have to do much with it. I make sure that I keep it moisturized with oils. I apply them by rubbing the desired oil in my hands and then my hands through her hair. Since it is colder out there tends to be less humidity which in turns means her hair doesn't revert for quite sometime. As for keeping it straight when she bathes, we just wrap it up and she does her best to keep it from getting wet. I have noticed that we can keep her hair straighter longer than we can keep it in any style which in the long run mean less manipulation and it doesn't tend to tangle much when her hair is straight.
|Des' 10th Birthday, early Dec 2010|
Since we do not continuously apply heat to keep it in this condition we of course must also take care of her hair when it is curly and "cold" outside. One change in our routine that we make is to use heavier products. For example instead of oils or creamy based moisturizers, I tend to use butters because the butters keep her moisturized for longer periods of time. Des doesn't get her hair shampooed often but it is even less when it is winter out. We do co wash with conditioner though.
|Around Christmas time in 2010.|
Another thing that I try to keep on top of is making sure that although it is colder outside that Des drinks water. It is much easier to remember water when it hot or warm out but when it is cold out it is a different story. Water helps keep your body hydrate which includes your hair.
I hope that you enjoyed hearing my insights on winter hair care. Be sure to check out the linkies below for other tips which will help too. Until the next time... Be Blessed.