Keep Hair Moisturized: Low winter temperatures can cause lots of dryness on skin and in hair. Since Afro hair is already very dry in nature, it becomes even more important to keep it very well moisturized during dry winter season. Try Silky Shea Butter. It will provide the necessary moisture to your kinky strands.
Avoid Contact Breakage: Winter requires us to wear warm clothing that is appropriate for the season. Warm clothes keep us protected from the cold weather but when your African American hair come in contact with your coat collars, scarves and hats, it can be extremely damaging for it. Protect natural tresses from winter clothing wrecking havoc on it. You can do this by wearing a silk scarf over your collar where it touches the nape of your neck. Alternately, you can cover your hairline with a silky scarf before wearing hats or coats.
Eat A Well Balanced Diet: Include foods in your diet that are rich in essential fatty acids. It is very important to eat polyunsaturated fats in moderate quantity in order to grow your hair. Eat foods rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6. These are found in fish, green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, flax seeds, mustard seeds, pumpkin seeds etc. When your hair is strong from inside, you will not only experience less breakage but also faster growth.
Give Hair Home Oil Treatment: You don’t need to go to a salon to get this done. Olive and other good oils serve as a home remedy for conditioning and moisturizing hair and help them grow. Mix olive oil and safflower oil in equal quantity and heat it for few seconds. Then apply this mixed oil on evenly parted hair sections using your finger tips. Do it once a week or more. It will help your hair seal in the moisture in winter.
Treat Hair With Love: Hair styles that are harsh on your scalp make your hair become weak at the roots. Tight braids and ponytails will create undue stress in natural hair. Opt for hairstyles that keeps your hair away from your neck and hence in less contact with your clothes. Simple updos and buns are two examples. You could even opt for a curly Mohawk which starts above the nape of your neck. Also, relaxing treatments have proven to damage hair, especially in winter when it is already dry.
Drink Lots of Water: This could be another great way of keeping the internal hair moisture intact. In winter, one may naturally become less drawn to drinking water as compared in summer. But making it a point to drink plenty of water will keep your hair healthy.
These are some tips that can come in handy and help natural tresses grow better by improving their general health during winter.
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