We are well into the deep freeze but it’s not too late to reassess your regimen and winterize your hair! Here are six ways to keep it healthy this season.
winter hair care
Well, hello there, gorgeous! Just wanted to let you know that you can head on over to Natural Hair Rules!!!™ NOW to learn about my favorite deep conditioners to help get you through this harsh winter in my latest contribution. Click the graphic to go directly to it! Go on! Read it, share your comments on the site and lemme know what you think! As always, thanks so much for the love and support. xoxo Toia B.
Everyone and their mama is gettin’ a crochet weave (or crochet braids) and for good reason. What better way to achieve the big, textured look of a twist-out or braid-out while still protecting your hair! Even I tried my hand at it and kept it in for a month (sorry, no pics). A couple of my blogger boos have also joined in the fun! Wanna try it? There are a TON of tutorials on YouTube but I just came across what has got to be THE shortest how-to on crochet braids I’ve seen to-date! Although a mere two minutes and thirty seconds long, Toni of My Natural Sistas manages to pack some helpful tips into this vid making it great for beginners. Using Cuban Twist hair and the basic latch-hook method, the results are simply beautiful. CHECK IT OUT! I intend to install this again within a week or two using Cuban Twist hair as I did the first time. At some point, I’ll fill you in on what I learned from my experience and what I plan to do differently the next time around. What about you? Have you tried crochet weave/crochet braids yet? Will you? If so, what’s your hair of choice? xoxo Toia B.
Brrr… it’s hat season! Wool is often the go-to option for obvious reasons. Even so, this über warm fabric can cause unwanted damage to your natural hair… While they serve an important purpose, wool winter hats can cause breakage from friction. Have you ever worn a wool turtleneck or scarf pretty often and notice later on that the hair at the nape of your head is thinning out? Yup… friction! Also, much like cotton, wool absorbs moisture from your hair which, as we know, can eventually lead to breakage. So look for hats with satin or silk linings. Now, don’t go throwing out the wool hats you already own to run to the mall for those that are satin-lined! Who has that kinda dough?! If you’re a DIY-er, all ya gotta do is head to the fabric store for a bit of silk or satin fabric (don’t forget to check the scrap bin to save some money!) then sew it right into your head covering of choice. Here’s a nice tutorial by fellow blogger Discovering Natural… Not much of a seamstress? Welp, ya know those satin bonnets and scarves that you’d usually wear to bed? Just rock one of those bad boys under the hat! Easy peasy. Not only will you be protecting your hair from the fabric but you’ll be preserving your style! 😉 Going forward, be careful with your hat choices. Check the label! Polyester and acrylic are pretty safe. You don’t have to sacrifice your hair health for warmth! You can accomplish both with this simple tip! How do YOU protect your natural hair while wearing hats during the winter? *feature image source unknown
Hey y’all! I never made a formal announcement here on the blog but, since last month, I’ve been a regular contributor to Natural Hair Rules!!!™. Awesommme! 😉 My most recent piece deals with winter natural hair care as it pertains to coconut oil. Many of us use this emollient in our regimen but have been taught to put the use of it on hold during the colder months. Well, this article gives you five ways you can still use your coconut oil even when it gets chilly. Click the graphic below to check it out! While you’re there, head over to my first contribution on length retention! Enjoy! xoxo Toia B.