The colder months call for a slight wardrobe change – the same goes for our hair.
Moisture is key and taking care of black hair can be particularly tricky.
To help you out, we caught up with renowned Darling Hair hairstylist, Thomas Tsheola who shares his top six hair tips to help keep your hair moisturised and revitalised this winter.
1. Keep your head warm
Even with protective styles, it is important to keep your hair and scalp warm during cold months. It’s the perfect time to flaunt those cute hats and beanies.
2. Retain moisture
The most important weapon to combating dryness during the winter is to protect your hair by retaining moisture. Thomas advises on using light oils like avocado, jojoba, or coconut oil on the scalp to ensure that your hair stays natural and doesn’t break. Additionally, don’t forget to drink enough water.
Please avoid using products with sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, and petrolatum because they
cause more dryness.
4. Minimize the heat
The quickest way to cause breakage is by using excessive heat. Should you decide to use heating
tools such as hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs, please ensure that you use a leave-in
conditioner accompanied by a heat-protecting hair serum to replenish moisture.
5. Protective styling
Protective styles can also be a great aid when trying to optimise your winter hair routine. Protective
styles can be anything from Crochet, Twist to Box Braids that can be kept in for several weeks.
Thomas adds that when your hair isn’t in a protective style, you may have tangling, dryness, or
breakage that can result in moisture loss. These styles shield your hair from the elements and
minimise the need for manipulation with heat.
6. Don’t forget about your scalp
Your scalp needs care too. Your scalp is an extension of your face and just like the rest of your skin,
your scalp needs regular exfoliation. It is important to do a deep treatment once or twice a month.
Looking for more hair inspiration tips? Check out Darling Hair’s website.