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January 29, 2020
We’ve nearly made it halfway through, but we’ve still got a couple more months of winter chills to plow through. Exposure to chilly conditions, icy winds, and going in & out of heated environments leaves your hair crying out for moisture, so we need to give our locks some special attention during these colder months.It’s bad enough that these extreme conditions can cause dryness, flaky products and a dry scalp… But these are also warning signs that your hair is more susceptible to damage and breakage that will last long after the snow has melted.Many of you have asked how we can enjoy softer hair during the colder months and protect it so you can look forward to luscious locks come summertime, and we’ve got your back. Here, we’ll show you how to switch up your routine and adjust your Urbanbella products for optimum hydration and moisture so you can say goodbye to those dry hair days and fend off the winter blues. Let’s take a closer look at the things you may have missed to ensure you have beautiful, moisturized, natural hair this winter.
Your regular hair products might be falling short during these harsh winter months, a time your hair really needs some extra TLC. The best defense to keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong starts with using high quality products. Here’s why:
Contrary to popular belief, washing your hair more often in winter is actually good for hydration. While many believe that by washing regularly, you’re washing away the natural oils and therefore making it dry... we beg to differ. Here’s the scoop:
It’s no secret that the Urbanbella Crew are big fans of Steam Hydration Treatments. And we’ve seen firsthand the benefits of doing this every week. This step (combined with quality products) has been the game changer for most naturals. Hair porosity plays a major part in our hair’s ability to take in and retain moisture. Black women come with as many different levels of hair porosity as we do skin color. Here’s where the power of steam comes in:
Many of us with Afro textured hair have low porosity strands- meaning the cuticle (or top layer of your hair) is tightly packed and needs a boost to allow products to penetrate deeply for the best results. (You know who you are… you’re always saying your hair is never shiny) Low porosity means that we can’t take in a lot of moisture and oils can sit on top of our hair shaft, making it appear greasy, but not providing any softness. We need to use steam to allow the oils in to work their magic.
Steam can also benefit those of us with high-porosity locks! Just like a sponge, high-porosity hair drinks up more water and product, but then as the cuticle tends to remain more open even after conditioning, we can lose that hydration quickly.
Shout us out in the comments below and share your tips and tricks for surviving the winter hair blues!
Cozy Nights and Gorgeous Hair Days to You All,