December never brings warm weather, but that still doesn't meant that we can't be cute. Since beginning my natural hair journey, Wintertime used to be the season, and the reason for me to straighten my hair. There is no humidity, and it rained seldomly. But this year I'm choosing different styles to add a little bit of somethin' somethin' to my hair care regimen. During the winter months, it may be all about down styles and afros. Here's the perfect holiday and Winter guide to having bomb hair during your family get-togethers.
Protective Styling While Creating the Perfect Winter Styles
Twists and Buns. I can't say that there is a perfect time for protective styling. Protective styling is safe for anytime of the year, particularly winter. I do know, however, protective styles are the perfect way to keep those lovely little ends carefully tucked away in a place of safety. My all time, absolute, just got to have it, winter style is the high bun with two strand twists.
Sophisticated Styling. In addition to flat twists and high buns (Which I love!) winter styles can also include low, classy and sophisticated styling. The side bun or the downward bun all take the cake here. These are perfect for wearing beanies, especially if you find a way to accent the style with faux bangs using two-strand twists.
Non-Protective Winter Styles, But We Still Love Them Though
This is the logic that I often tend to work off of: Winter. It means cold ears, which also means that it would be best (as if I didn't have a hat) to wear my hair in a style that will cover my ears. Again, because I no longer wear straightened hair as a winter style, I've fallen in love with big curls gone wild when wearing my daytime look. Twist outs, braid outs, flat twists and flexi-rods are all tools to use to keep your curls intact. Depending on your area, the sun may not be a huge damage factor this winter. But, a word to the wise: Keep your hair well moisturized if you are going to keep your hair alive and well. There will be more opportunities for your hair to become dry and brittle when wearing it “all out”. Combat winter damage with regular deep conditioning.
When All Else Fails, Compliment Your Winter Style With Accessories. Admit it, everyone runs out of styles once in a while. Maybe a bad hair day catches you off guard. Throwing a simple beanie over your mane, whether colored or plaine is a great way to hide any bad hair days, or even days where you've just run out of creative styles. I get knit beanies from Wal-Mart for about $3. Wraps, are also a nice choice.
Winter weather can be a harsh mother when it comes to your hair. But that doesn’t mean that we still can’t find styles to look our best. From two-strand twists to the popular high hair bun, you can create a winter style that works for you. Add to your hair care regimen this winter by experimenting with both protective and non-protective styles that will bring out the naturally fabulous you.
What are some hair care styles you tend to use during the winter months?