Happy Black Herstory Month! It’s a good time to embark on healthier hair. Yes,it is winter and the lack of moisture in the air can make hair extremely dry. It is also a good time to start habits that will bring the the shine you want and give your locs a little bit of TLC, so you are good by Spring.

 

Hats and Night Hair Care

Baby, it’s cold outside. For sisters in colder climates it is good to cover your hair on cold days and nights. To make up for the moisture that hair loses make sure and deep condition at least once a week. It is okay to add a natural based oil a every other night. Do take time tie hair up with a silk/satin wrap, or sleep on a satin pillow case. Dry hair is more prone to breakage so you want to make sure it is wrapped.

If you have an affinity for wool caps, they’re cute and come in a wide variety of colors, but they can also wreak havoc on the hairline. Take care and wear a satin scarf between your hair and that cute cap or your be searching for your edges in the Spring.

Protective StylesJanelle

Protective styles can help grow hair out during the cold of winter. We’re not out and about as much as we are when it is warmer. So the in-between stages don’t tend to stress us out as much.

Plan Ahead

Spring dances are around the corner. If you don’t have a stylist in mind this is the time to line one up. Set your budget, talk to people who have styles you like and ask about cost and maintenance so you can make an informed decision.

Find A Good Stylist

If you will be seeing a stylist for the first time, you want a consultation first, so she can see your hair and determine what you need before sitting in her chair for a sty

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C. Imani Williams, is a freelance writer and social justice activist. She works to bring about awareness and positive change. Imani's writing has appeared in Black Fem Lit Magazine, Alt. Variety, Teen Girl Talk Magazine, Diva Gossip, Hello Shopper, Geleyi and various other publications. Imani, holds an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction writing from Antioch University. The Detroit, Michigan native resides in So. California, where she greets the sun with a smile.

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