4 day old twist out
I know this post is beyond overdue but better late than never, right? My most FAQ is about my regimen for the colder months. To be honest there isn't much of a change in my hair care during the winter. You can see my full detailed regimen HERE. The main difference to the regimen I posted last year is sealing. My biggest words of advice for naturals looking to retain length and moisture is seal your strands! Under the jump you can find some Q & A about my winter regimen. I hope this helps!
Q: How often do you wash your hair during the winter?
A: 1-2x a month depending on the product build up. I try to use lighter products, like coconut oil and Oyin's Shine and Define, during the winter and a heavier sealant like castor oil, to avoid over washing and walking outside in the cold with a wet head of hair.
Q: Do you blow out your hair every time you wash in the colder months?
A: Yes, I am able to work with my thick hair better when it's stretched and completely dry. I do not like going outside in the winter with my hair wet. I've tried winter wash and go's and they aren't for me. It also takes my hair 2 days to dry all the way if it's not blown out.
Q: How do you blow out your hair and avoid heat damage?
A: I blow my hair out on the cool setting and I use grapeseed oil as a heat protectant.
Q: What do you use as a sealant?
A: I use whipped shea butter or Jamaican Black Castor oil. A little goes a long way, you do not need to heavily coat your strands with butter or oil for a good seal. Your hair will be weighed down and gross if you do, LOL!
Q: How do you preserve your hair at night?
A: As of late, I re-twist my hair in chunky twists every other night with a little water. On the nights that I don't re-twist I use a loc sock to pineapple and preserve definition.