My hair has been going through it! I mean it has been seriously DRY and brittle. It’s been a hot mess for a number of reasons listed below.
- I haven’t been drinking much water and its showing in more ways than one.
- It’s winter! Even though its not super cold yet, its definitely winter. The air is cold and dry. Especially in the mornings.
- ZUMBA! It’s great for my health but terrible for my hair. My hair is so dry, brittle and matted afterwards.
As a result, I just wanted to share some products and tips for how to revive dry natural hair this winter.
I am not a hair expert but I do share my natural hair journey on my blog.
Hot mess! I was walking around with this dry hair in Celie Twists. It was extremely dry.
(I can’t give exact measurements but I can tell you what I used.)
I purchased this from Whole Foods but its also sold at Walmart and the Vitamin Shoppe.
2. SheaMoisture Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Masque
I purchased this from Target.
3. Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Cold Pressed Unrefined
This is from Costco.
(Sorry I don’t have a picture of it.)
I mixed all of this together in a bowl. I parted my hair in sections and I coated each section with the mix. I then two strand twisted each section, put a conditioner cap on and I slept with it overnight. My hair was super moisturized and easy to detangle the following day. I attribute this to the coconut oil which provides great slip. Coconut oil is the way, the truth and the LIGHT. I put that ish on errythang,
I went from ashy to classy.
*Shallout to Biggie*
My hair felt great and it was easy to detangle as well as blow dry. A complete breeze! Pictures don’t do my shine justice but it clearly looks better than the before picture above. I am now working on drinking more water because that will help with dryness. Water is so important for overall health and well being (see 6 Reasons to Drink Water). I will also be protecting my hair in a protective style throughout the winter. Just like last year!
My Protective Style
I made this concoction because my hair looked and felt a HOT MESS but also because its protective style season!! Guess what I did again?!? Crochet Braids! However, they’re much different than last year’s crochet braids. I didn’t use Marley Hair this time. I will share more details in an upcoming post. For now, check them out below!!
Lots of hair was used and I wasn’t ready so I had to put some up. But then I felt like the late and great Whitney Houston giving off I Wanna Dance With Somebody realness. Go big or go home. 80s Janet Jackson “Miss Jackson if ya Nasty” Control vibes and alla dat!!! It’s a lot of big hair action to get to used to.
Anywho, I’ll give all the 411 on this protective style in an upcoming post. Even though I am getting used to it, I am so happy to have my natural hair tucked away. Hopefully it can grow even more than last year (see here).
Have a blessed day <3