hand, you have fun times in the snow and beautiful scenery. On the other, unpleasant bouts of dry skin and hair. I realize that other states get plenty of snow like we do here in Colorado. Thing is, we also have a dry climate which can seem even drier during the wintertime. This seasonal change can lead to skin that soaks up lotion like a sponge. It can also be a burden to my already thirsty natural hair.
Each year I have to change my hair regimen in order to adapt. It's either that or come spring I'm mourning the loss of valuable inches. I usually keep grapeseed oil on hand which helps to seal in the moisture from one of my favorite hair milks. That works just fine during the warmer months. For
winter though, I have to act like I live north of Winterfell and get medieval on these curls with something heavy like shea butter or castor oil.
In the fall, I started out using a mixture of castor and grapeseed oils to act as my sealant. This was okay up until December when the dryness began to set in. I tried doing deep conditioning treatments but I really just needed a good moisturizer. I knew that I could find a moisturizing product for natural hair at the store but I wondered what would happen if I just used olive oil instead? It technically has a molecular structure that allows it to penetrate the hair shaft so it could work right?
|My hair is softer and more manageable|
Thanks to using Olive Oil as a moisturizer
If you're in Colorado (or having dry hair issues in general) then I highly suggest giving olive oil a try. Look for Extra Virgin olive oil because it is going to give you the best results. I do not suggest this oil if you plan on using heat on your hair. Also, it may be too heavy if you have fine hair so you can apply it and leave-in for a few minutes before cleansing your hair.
I'm so glad my hot hair tip is finally out of the bag! I get asked about how to manage dry hair all of the time and I truly hope that this helps someone. Please leave a comment below if this has