I have a love/hate relationship with the long winters that are common here in Colorado. On the one 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. Continue reading “How to Care for Natural Hair During the Winter Months”