Does my regimen need more moisture or less moisture?
Do you still have curly hair? You might think I am being rude because I asked that question but it is worth considering if you are questioning your need for moisture. The structure of a curly or kinky* strand is what determines how much moisture it needs.
The curlier/kinkier your hair the harder it will be for moisture to move freely throughout your strands causing dryness that must be fixed whether it is Winter or Summer or Spring.
Do you still need to eat healthy and drink plenty of water?
If you want healthy hair, body and mind you better not throw those carrots away! Eating healthy and exercising are the core of a healthy state of being including growing healthy hair, which means this remains in tact all year long.
Now let’s be honest many of us kick things up during the Spring and start eating salad like crazy because of the ‘Summa body” or “Operation Skinty” should be in full effect come March. I get it! But we know that if we want overall health and gains we have to be consistent most if not all of the time.
With that said you have to admit what is core to your regimen does not change so do not convince yourself that you have to figure out a plan as the seasons change. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Here are the only things that you can consider changing with seasons:
If you have some lighter gels or fancy conditioners you want to use up, Summer and Spring are great times to experiment since your styling might change. Wash and gos can be fun when you are testing conditioners.
We mentioned this but if you want to try more wet styles even for protective styles again Summer and Spring are your seasons but Winter wash and go’s are a hit too, so you win either way.
3. Vacation styling
If you typically do vacation during the Summer or Winter and it is always a beach destination, and you want the full experience without the “hassle” of hair (and I use the word hassle very loosely) then protective styles like box braids or twists are always great.
How you choose to deep condition can vary in season, you might choose to do more hot oil treatments mostly in the Winter and less into the Summer.
The point of all this is, do not get flustered by the thought of changing your regimen to suit a season. If you remain true to aspects of your core regimen, you will be just fine.
Originally posted 2015-04-13 15:00:22.