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4 Tips to Winterize Your Natural Hair Regimen

Having a good hair care regimen is the best way to keep your hair thriving and healthy. Winter is here and that means you should have started to winterize your hair regimen, and give your hair a little extra love. More moisture is definitely key in the winter time because of the dry air (especially if you are in a place like Chicago :)). The dry winter air will dry out your hair so you definitely need to treat your hair differently and give it a little bit more TLC during the colder months. Check out my 4 tips on winterizing your hair regimen.

winter hair regimen

Pre-Poo Your Hair

A pre-poo is an oil treatment that is applied to your hair before you shampoo your hair. You use an oil of your choice and also a conditioner  (optional). Pre- Pooing helps restore added moisture during the winter months it also aids in your detangling session and helps your hair to make your hair soft. You can also do a hot oil treatment in place of your pre-poo and get the same results. Hot oil treatments are very similar to pre-pooing your hair.

Increase  your Deep Conditioning Sessions

Yes, you should have known that I was going to say you needed to deep condition your hair more often. I deep condition my hair weekly in the winter with steam. If you don’t’ own a steamer, you can also steam your hair in the shower! You can also use a hooded dryer or wear a cap and deep condition underneath.

Implement the L.O.C. Method

The L.O.C Method saves lives! I do this every time I wash my hair. Leave-in, Oil, Cream or butter. Or some prefer to do the LCO method. The LOC method is excellent in helping to prevent moisture loss. My hair always remains hydrated for longer periods of time when I do the LOC method. Sealing your ends with oil or butter helps to seal the moisture in your hair.

Wear Protective Styles

Protective Styles are your absolute best friend during the winter months. Tucking your hair away from the harsh cold is the best thing for your hair. I prefer wearing styles that don’t frequently expose my ends such as buns and updos or even headwraps. Check out some cute protective styles that you can rock this winter.

Hope these tips help!


xo Michelle

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  • Keisha Adinkra
    December 20, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Awesome tips! Your hair is beautiful ? #BLMgirl

    • Michelle Thames
      December 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! xo

  • LaShon Renee
    December 21, 2016 at 12:42 am

    My hair has never been as dry as it got this winter so I had to start pre-pooing again which I hadn’t done in forever. #blmgirl

    • Michelle Thames
      December 24, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Yeah this winter can really be harsh on our hair! Hope the pre-pooing is helping your beautiful curls! xo

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