The weather outside is frightful...but let's make sure your hair won't be! Time has passed for WnG (wash and go's) and teeny weeny bikinis. It's time for sweaters, boots, Transitioning to cooler temperatures calls for alterations to your normal hair routine. Out with the with the new! Check out a few tips on how to "winterize" your hair routine. 

Embrace Glycerin

It is a myth that glycerin will dry out your hair in the winter time. While glycerin will attract moisture from the air in the humid summer months to increase moisture in your dry curls, glycerin will not dry out hair in the colder, winter months. So long as your glycerin product contains water and/or aloe as a primary (first) ingredient your hair will stay nourished and moisturized. Embrace the it. It is here to help!

Increase Your Deep Conditioning, Watch More TV

There really is no way around this...if you slacked during the summer months on deep conditioning your hair weekly, it just won't fly in the colder winter months. The summer months granted some grace by allowing multiple WnGs, re-hydrating throughout the day with a water based leave in conditioner, and that lovely humidity in the air that provided even more moisture than we (sometimes) knew what to do with. The winter is less forgiving. You will need to deep condition your hair with heat *at least* every 5-7 days to combat dryness and breakage. The cold air + the increase in the amount of wool we wear (hats, scarves, sweaters, etc) all wreck havoc on our delicate, dry tresses. It is critical to our hair health that we pamper our curls and rehydrate them regularly. do not want to skip this step. No one loves sitting under the dryer or steamer for 20-30 minutes at a time, but this is the price we pay for beauty! No cheating and doing a "quick condition" in the shower. And no...before you ask...cowashes do not count either. You need heat and some patience. The good side to this? Well...reality tv is even more entertaining than usual these days! Use the time to catch up on your DVR or start a DIY project! :)

You Got That Butter Love....

So the theme for a winterized hair routine? You've guessed it...protect hair's moisture at all costs. This calls for using a thicker sealant as well. Butters, such as Envy Whipped Shea Butter, are generally much better at moisture retention with dry hair. 

Cream Leave In Conditioners Are Awesome

Water based conditioners are best, but cream based conditioners are great in the winter time. In general, re-wetting hair in the winter time is just not feasible. Cream based leave in conditioners offer a way to refresh and rehydrate curls without potentially suffering pneumonia. The awesome thing about SoVAiN Deep Moisture Repair is that this deep conditioner can also be used as a leave in conditioner. The all natural products won't leave hair dull and will add much needed moisture to hair. Follow up with Envy Whipped Shea Butter and watch magic happen. 

So there you have it. A quick guide to winterizing your hair routine. Just remember, as long as you keep your hair moisturized winter hair can be flawless and fabulous just like you! 

Have additional tips? Spill! How do you winterize your hair routine??

Written by SoVAiN Williams — November 13, 2012

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