As my husband and I just made the BIG move to the east coast one thing became very clear, we aren’t in Texas anymore! Growing up in Texas the heat and I have developed quite a unique relationship and when I went natural my hair seemed to love the heavy humidity even more.
As we adapt to the mix of cold, rain, and snow my curls are taking on a complete adaption of their own. I have developed over the past year or so a pretty consistent regimen for myself and my curls but as soon as we touched down in the east coast, change was on the horizon but that’s just a part of life, right?
I decided early on in my journey never to get too comfortable, as change is evident and now here we are. What is a girl to do when you must adapt your curls, coils, and kinks to winter weather climate? Embrace it.
Everyone should know by now I love my old faithful ” wash n’ go” this style has proven to be my favorite and my absolute go to.
In Texas the humidity in the air help keeps my hair moisturized and my wash n’ go style at bay. The first time I visited Ohio my wash n’ go felt very dry and even more shrunken than normal.
I thought, well now… we are going to have to figure out a solution to this and shake up some things. I preferred early on in my natural hair journey to moisturize my hair twice a day mainly due to the fact I was new at it and trying to discover what worked best for me.
Many months later, through trial and error, I tapered that off some and went with moisturizing my hair only once a day. I know some may say that’s too much, but it worked well for me and my thirsty, virgin curls! Now that the winter dry weather is sucking up all of the moisture out of my curls, I will have to make some changes.
1. Drink more water
I noticed I needed to up my water intake. I normally drink loads of water but during our big move and due to time constraints, I failed to get in my normal intake of water. No excuses. This should be a must whether you are natural or not. I am huge proponent for what goes in will reflect out. If you are experiencing dry scalp and thirsty tresses I would highly recommend drinking more water.