Cleansing our natural hair is one of the most important regimens we do for our tresses. For obvious reasons we need to cleanse our hair to remove pollutants, dirt, product build-up and in some instances smoke and odors. It’s a part of good hygiene but ask any natural and she will tell you it’s the best way to maintain healthy, happy hair.
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Most of us need structure in our lives so we have a routine or a schedule we follow on how often to wash our hair but do we need that schedule in the colder months?
Colder months are drier months and we don’t want that dryness transferring to our hair. That’s why many naturals start using glycerin and/or thicker, richer conditioners to help combat the dry and cold weather. Your hair shouldn’t be any dirtier than in warmer months and actually some climates get a small reprieve from the hot sticky weather. With the break of heat you get a break from sweating from the weather.
You may find you need to wash less for that very reason so don’t feel you have to stick to your regular routine from the summer. Let your hair dictate when to wash it. If you find you can go longer than your normal routine then go longer.
Use sulfate-free shampoos and make sure to deep condition every time you cleanse your hair. Use a humidifier to combat the dryness you have indoors as we shield ourselves from the cold with our heaters. Basically, keeping your hair moisturized is your biggest concern during the colder months.