Winter is fastly approaching, however even though here in Florida it seems as if the weather is confused and not quite sure what it wants to do, we are still approaching the days that are leading up to the season of Winter. Therefore, it is important that you maintain your child’s hair correctly, so that it can remain healthy. During the winter months it is a little easier to keep the hair clean, because children don’t sweat as much due to lesser outdoor activities, so the hair doesn’t have as much dirt build up. Nevertheless, if we don’t maintain our children’s hair in the winter; the cold can definitely cause some damage. Following my simple steps listed below can prevent any damage to your little ones hair.
-Less Frequent Washing
-Be careful with the materials that you use to cover their heads (beanies, skull caps, hoodies, and scarves) NO COTTON, because it removes moisture which cause breakage; SILK are the best.
-More DEEP CONDITIONING this coats the hair strands and fills in hair cuticles, making the hair stronger.It also reduces breakage, shedding , and split ends.
-Keep ends moisturized. (MOISTURE IS THE KEY)
-Co-Wash, this prevents stripping the hair of much needed moisture. (co-washing has it pros and cons, yes I do co-wash my daughter’s hair though, the cons are not major)
-NEVER use shampoos with sulfate, -cones, alcohol, etc.
-No wash and go hairstyles...the hair can freeze and break, besides you wouldn’t want your little one to get sick. The best styles are protective styles during the winter months.
-DO NOT DETANGLE DRY HAIR
-Silk Pillowcase and/ or a Bonnet is great for night protection.