If you’ve been natural for any substantial amount of time you have come across a great deal of info on regimens/routines. Many swear by many products and procedures that work great for their particular hair. But what do you do when your normal regimen seems to stop working when the weather changes?
Is a Winter Natural Hair Regimen Necessary?
Well the answer to that is strongly dependent on the climate where you live. If you live in an area where the weather is pretty much the same year round, then you might find that your regimen works all the time but; if you live in an area where you have all four seasons, chances are that you will need to do things differently in the fall/winter seasons. Changes in humidity and weather-based wear on hair can cause damage and unnecessary breakage.
Changes that may help
1. Watch out for Humectants
Humectants are substances like glycerin, honey, aloe vera, panthenol etc that work with moisture and humidity, based on the environment. If it is humid then a glycerin based product will draw moisture from the air and bring it into your hair. It is a great moisturizing aid in humid weather. Not quite the case when the air is drier. When the temperature lacks humidity it can draw moisture from your hair into the air.
Try to avoid products that have a humectant or at least those that have them in the first 5 ingredients.