How to Revive Dry Natural Hair this Winter

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.

  1. I haven’t been drinking much water and its showing in more ways than one.
  2. It’s winter! Even though its not super cold yet, its definitely winter. The air is cold and dry. Especially in the mornings.
  3. 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.

*Disclaimer*

I am not a hair expert but I do share my natural hair journey on my blog.


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How To Revive Dry Natural Hair in the Winter

Hot mess! I was walking around with this dry hair in Celie Twists. It was extremely dry.


 

My Treatment/Concoction

(I can’t give exact measurements but I can tell you what I used.)

 

1.  Aubrey GPB Balancing Protein Conditioner – Nutrient BlastHow To Revive Dry Natural Hair This Winter

 

               I purchased this from Whole Foods but its also sold at Walmart and the Vitamin Shoppe.


 

  2. SheaMoisture Yucca & Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Masque

How To Revive Dry Natural Hair This Winter

I purchased this from Target.


3. Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Cold Pressed Unrefined

How To Revive Dry Natural Hair This Winter

This is from Costco.


My Mix

(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,


 

My Results

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!!

Crochet Braids FreeTress Water WaveLots 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

~Amma Mama

6 Comments
  • Mabel
    December 9, 2015

    That looks like Freetress something something…. *awaiting next post*

    Coconut Oil tends to fix life’s distressing moments so I’m glad you found your cure to dry hair! Looking lovely as usual:)

    • ammamama
      December 11, 2015

      Ahhh yes you got it! Thanks Mabel boo 🙂

  • Mia
    December 9, 2015

    Your hair looks lovely as usual. I REALLY like this crochet style!

  • Amma
    December 11, 2015

    Girl it’s harmattan in Ghana so we are battling the same dryness struggle. I’ll definitely have to do the “sleep with condition cap” move because that’s what’s missing from my evening. I’m coming next week so I will also need your crochet stylists number. Looking good!!

    • ammamama
      December 11, 2015

      Hey Amma!
      Email sent and thank you 🙂

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