I have always loved sharing my curly hair hacks with you guys! If you've missed my blog post & IGTV video about how to revamp your curls without washing them, be sure to check it out!
With the freezing cold weather is right around the corner, my curly hair is about to dry up FAST!! I've gathered a few hacks for hydrating my hair throughout the Winter, but for this post, I wanted an expert!! I decided to invite Karen Ruelan of Honey Hair Kare on the blog to give us curly girls her best winter hair care tips!
Let me introduce Karen...
I met Karen on a photoshoot in the spring of 2019. I was a curly hair model & she was a hairstylist. We've stayed connected through Instagram & if you aren't following her, you are missing out!! She is a braiding queen & a wizard when it comes to balayage! She posts so many tutorials & her style is incredible!! You can find her on Instagram & Pinterest!! She seriously knows her stuff when it comes to hair care & I am so excited for you guys to get her amazing tips! I'll let Karen take it from here...
Most wonderful time of year = dry air and cold winds and your curly locks are definitely not a fan. Let’s treat your tresses to an early Christmas gift and winterize your hair routine.
1. Apply Your Deep Conditioner to DRY HAIR, Not Wet
Weird right? But to MAXIMIZE HYDRATION, keep your hair dry so the conditioner can really soak into the cuticle. Before hopping into your shower, apply deep conditioner through your hair, clip it up, put on a cute little shower cap and let it sit for 20 mins. Then jump right into your shower routine, wash your body, shave, and let the steam help open that hair cuticle. Follow it up by washing your hair as normal. Do this 2-3 times a week if your waves are prone to dryness.
2. Treat Yourself to a Silk Pillowcase
You don’t need to be super fancy to treat yourself with this simple luxury. The fibers in the silk will prevent damage and frizz while you’re asleep. Your locks are definitely in a drier more fragile state during the winter season, so this extra pampering goes a long way.
3. Use a Cowash
Regular shampoos are often too drying for curls. Try washing your hair with only conditioner or a specific co-wash formula. If you find it is too heavy for fine curls, you can make your own cleansing conditioner that will cleanse your scalp. Mix a squeeze of sulfate-free shampoo and a few squeezes of your favorite conditioner and use it like a shampoo. To maximize moisture follow up and use a conditioner on your ends.
4. Trade in Your Regular Towel
Ditch your regular towel and start wrapping your hair in a T-shirt! Towels take all the moisture from the hair, when really what we want to do is absorb the excess water without stripping it of the moisture that helps the hair from becoming frizzy. Use a T-shirt or microfiber towel as an alternative. They are lightweight and will dry your strands without disrupting your natural curl pattern.
5. Hydrate on the Go
With cold weather creeping up it’s a good idea to keep your favorite oil on hand. A good option if your worried of the oil weighing your hair down is to keep a travel spray bottle mixed with water and the oil. Spraying it when you need some hydration or just to keep frizzies at bay.
Hope these tips keep your curls protected and moisturized all way into 2020!