By: Essence Gant
So it’s getting nippy out and you know what that means. DRY HAIR! I’m a Georgia-bred girl so moving to Jersey has been quite an adjustment for me. If it wasn’t for the haute seasonal fashions, I don’t know how I’d survive up here in the colder months. Not only do my boney limbs shake uncontrollably, but my beautiful, lush ‘fro (whose name is Ebony) gets dryer than usual. I have to actively hydrate and moisturize my hair every single day to keep it soft. Neglecting your hair is never good, especially when the weather is cold. Dryness leads to breakage and damage, so to prevent all that, try these hair hydration remedies to beat dry winter hair!
Made To Order
Lucky for you, AfroVeda has lots of amazing moisturizing products already whipped up with love and ready to order. One of my absolute faves that you have to try is the Power Oasis Fruit Cocktail Hair Souffle! This jar is jam packed with so much goodness like Shea Butter, Vitamin B5 and “powerful antioxidants provided by fruit extracts that heal the scalp and stimulate and nourish hair growth…” I normally apply it throughout my hair after I shampoo and condition. It instantly softens my hair and it has a very pleasant smell. I especially love the consistency and texture. It’s creamy and not watered down like some other brands. It’s an absolute must-try if you haven’t already. Find it here, along with other moisturizing products.
For those who like to experiment and cook up your own products from time to time, you may want to try these two Do It Yourself Ayruvedic recipes from HomeVeda.com.
1. Beat 2 eggs
2. Add 2 tbsp. lemon juice
3. Add 2 tsp. olive oil or almond oil
4. Mix well
5. Apply on hair and scalp
6. Gently massage the scalp
7. Leave it for 15 min
8. Wash hair with a mild shampoo
1. Take 2 tbsp. coconut oil
2. Add 5-6 curry leaves
3. Heat the mixture for 2-3 min
4. Allow the oil to cool
5. Apply on scalp and massage gently
6. Immerse a towel in warm water
7. Squeeze out the water
8. Wrap this towel around your hair for 15 min
However you decide to moisturize your hair, keep in mind that in addition to product application, a few lifestyle habits should be adopted. Simple things like drinking a lot of water and tying your hair in silk or satin every night will keep your hair shiny and soft. Also, when hitting the town in your fashionable cotton and wool hats, line the insides with satin or another soft material. This will ease the friction of your hair against the hat and also absorb less moisture from your hair. If you must apply heat, keep it at a minimum of no more than once a week. And you can always do protective styles, like braids, buns and twists. These styles seal the ends and locks moisture in longer. If you have any hair hydration tips share them below! In the meantime, I’m going to the grocer for eggs, lemon juice and olive oil to try the concoction above; I’ll let you know how it turns out next time!