If you are natural or texlaxed, straightening your hair may be a part of your hair routine. If it is, then you know the dread that comes with having your hair revert before you’re ready.
There is nothing like doing all that work only to have your hair curl up an hour later. This usually happens during the hotter months of the year, or when it rains and you simply can’t avoid the humidity.
In the cooler months of the year, the humidity is gone, the rain doesn’t play you as much, and it is the best time to wear your hair straight. You get the most long lasting results during Fall and Winter and there are real reasons behind why that’s the case.
Why hair reverts
Moisture causes curls. Plain and simple. When you alleviate moisture from the equation, your hair will remain straight for as long as you like. Cooler and dryer air go hand and hand with the colder months of the year. Because the air is dry, there is no moisture for your hair to absorb.
Adding necessary moisture
You don’t want to leave your strands susceptible to breakage from a lack of moisture. Even though the air is dry and that makes for long lasting straightening results, your hair will still need a balanced amount of moisture to retain its health. You want to infuse your hair with moisture during the prepping phase of your straightening process.
Be sure to use a moisturizing conditioner(affiliate link) and shampoo. You also want to add a moisturizing leave in conditioner(affiliate link) prior to flat ironing. Once you are ready to straighten your hair, mist it lightly with a heat protectant(affiliate link) to further aid with sealing in the moisture. These added steps will ensure that your hair is not only moisturized but also, that it looks shiny.