Fall is here and in full effect! And you know what that means ladies, cold and dry weather is changing the way we dress, do our makeup, and most noticeably–how we take care of our hair. Women with all types of hair types and textures experience a change, but for those of us with high porosity hair, dryer weather adds stress to our existing struggle of properly moisturizing our hair.
So what do we do during a time like this? We tweak our regimen! Below are a few tips to help you create the perfect fall hair regimen for high porosity hair.
Work moisture and intense hydration into everything
High porosity hair is most commonly described as a sponge; it absorbs a lot of moisture very quickly, and gets dry even quicker. Because of this, it has a lot of trouble retaining moisture throughout the day. This can be especially tough to pull off during colder seasons like Fall and Winter.
The solution? Make sure all steps of your regimen involves moisture! Deep conditioner*, shampoos, and regular conditions should be “moisture intensive” or formulated specifically to soften and moisturize hair to the max.
Applying heavy creams, lotions, and milks while your hair is damp or wet will also help to lock in moisture while drying and styling your kinks and curls.
Opt for protective styles that lock in moisture
Wash and gos and straight styles aren’t exactly the ideal options when trying to protect your hair from harsh winds, dryness, cold air, and rain. Braids, weaves, wigs*, twists, and buns however, are perfect!
Not only do they protect from damaging weather conditions, but they help keep moisture locked in. The idea is, the less exposed it is, the less likely it is to dry out and become damaged.
It’s important to moisturize all of your hair, but pay special attention to roots and ends. After those are thoroughly moisturized, seal, twist or braid your hair up, and it should help keep it moisturized.
If you are having trouble with keeping your ends (the oldest and driest part of your hair) moisturized, try covering them with a bag after moisturizing and letting them sit for no less than 30 minutes.