To be honest, living in the UK, it can be cold anytime of the year! However, with autumn well and truly under way and the even colder weather of winter to come, protecting natural hair from the cold breeze should be a priority.
I don’t particularly like to have my hair out in winter. For this chilly period, it is most likely in braids or other protective styles that don’t require me to expose my hair to any wintry elements.
Also, there are, of course, my trusted products I look for to ensure that my hair gets the right amount of moisture and general TLC.
However, with natural hair, it always does – and should – need a helping hand and this is where hair treatments do come in. So whether you intend to rock your natural tresses or crochet braids in the next few months, treating your hair may be a good way to combat the dryness that could increase in the colder months.
1. Steam Treatment
This is a simple way to get some extra moisture into your hair, which will be much needed in the colder days and nights ahead. Hair steamers and steam caps will give your hair a helping hand. Of course if you are on a budget, two plastic shower caps and a warmed up face towel (shower cap, face towel then shower cap) will do the trick.
2. Hot Oil treatment
Warm up your favourite oil in a small bowl by placing it in a pan of water on the stove. Check so it’s the right temperature and not too hot that it could burn you. Section your hair and distribute the oil evenly and use a plastic cap to cover it. The length of the treatment is up to you but 30-45 minutes is enough time for the oil to do its work. Wash out thoroughly.
3. Protein Treatment
Our hair is made up of the protein called keratin so it does make sense to have a protein treatment. However, too much and it could have an adverse effect on your hair. This is where the moisturising/protein balance comes into play. The amount of times you may need to do a protein treatment really depends on how dry or damaged the hair is. Of course, check with your hairdresser who can advise you on this. There are products that are salon quality that can be used. However, there are many people who do create their own home-made protein treatments!
Whatever the weather- as UK weather is forever changing – don’t forget to treat your hair, your curls will thank you!
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