Winter hair

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Hi!

I just need some help with figuring out what to do with my hair in the winter. I live on the east coast it will soon be too cold to be going outside with wet or damp hair. I have thick curly hair. I wash my hair every 3-4 days but in between I spritz it in the morning or heavily dampened it and basically go outside with my hair wet. I just started the whole curly girl routine in May so I've enjoyed it all summer but now I'm stuck with what to do for the fall/winter. Blow drying my hair or diffusing..just...turns me into a huge puffy hairball..and I don't like the look of twists and braids give me migraines. I feel stuck and just like going back to keeping my hair blow dried straight for the winter :-/

Any suggestions please?
thanks you
I've been thinking the same thing. Braids and twists make me look so young and as a secondary school teacher, it's not a good look!
I have never used chemicals to straighten my hair, only heat. I don't want to as I know the heat stunts growth on my hair, but looks like I'm going to have to straighten it for the winter.
For the last week, I have kept it in a puff, but when I wash it, I seem to have a huge amount of hair loss. I also don't think it's too good for the hair line!!
Some people may suggest braid outs or twist outs? I would like to try these and I'm gonna search YouTube for some suggested styles, as wearing it out in the harsh weather is just asking for trouble!!
bantu knots may work for you guys(: i plan to keep my hair in a bun with my bangs out or braided most of the winter and maybe down once a week.
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i was just thinking the same thing! i've only been CG since late June and it hasn't been a drag since the heat outside allows my hair to air dry but i won't be able to in the coming winter. i am SO tempted to just go back to straightening with blowdryer. idk i guess i will try and diffuse (?) and see if it works.
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Have any of you tried wigs ? I'd like to get a couple for the winter but I've never bought one .
I've been thinking about that as well. Maybe braids?

I have a couple of wigs but after a couple of days they start to get on my last good nerve, so braids may be a better long term option for the winter. Problem is after a couple of days, I start to miss my curls terribly and wigs give me the ability the snatch that sucker off at the end of the day and reunite with my curls! I don't know. I'm in the south and I still have a month or so before it gets too cold to go out in the morning with a wet head.

If anyone else has any other suggestions, they are most definitely welcome! My hair is still way too short for twists and braid-outs.

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Whats has worked out well for me in the past is
Doing my my regular wash, condition, detangle & leave-in routine, but setting my hair in 6-8 braids overnight to dry.

When I take the braids out in the AM my hair is strecthed, tangle-free, and moisturized; from there I can do all kinds of cute buns and up do's. check out the ladies on youtube for ideas.

I Maintain it by doing the pineapple on just a low bun, & sleeping on my satin pillowcase at night.

Then every 4-6 days I either co-wash or poo in sections, and do it all over again.

Hope that helps
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I love wigs! I so would advise you to find a place who makes custom wigs since they measure your head so you get a great fit.

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i plan to do all my co-washing and deep conditioning at night so i dont' have to worry about leaving the house as much with a wet head and fluffing it a bit in the morning till my hair grows out more and i can actually do twist outs and such. Also i am looking at wigs as an option just to change it up a bit. i am gonna try to just keep it moisturized and leave it as during the winter. sometimes when i do too much i shed alot more. so just gonna keep it soft and simple.
the hard part is getting a great moisturizer for winter.
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Whats has worked out well for me in the past is
Doing my my regular wash, condition, detangle & leave-in routine, but setting my hair in 6-8 braids overnight to dry.

When I take the braids out in the AM my hair is strecthed, tangle-free, and moisturized; from there I can do all kinds of cute buns and up do's. check out the ladies on youtube for ideas.

I Maintain it by doing the pineapple on just a low bun, & sleeping on my satin pillowcase at night.

Then every 4-6 days I either co-wash or poo in sections, and do it all over again.

Hope that helps
Originally Posted by Curly_Jammy
I like the sound of this routine. I'm gonna give this a go! Thank you!!
Regarding decent moisturisers, I bought a sample tub of Komaza Care Califia cream. I hear it's a good moisturiser and all the ingredients look natural to me (although I'm no expert). Have any of you ever tried this for twist outs/braid outs?
Regarding decent moisturisers, I bought a sample tub of Komaza Care Califia cream. I hear it's a good moisturiser and all the ingredients look natural to me (although I'm no expert). Have any of you ever tried this for twist outs/braid outs?
Originally Posted by curlylocs232
The Califia cream is a good sealant(it has no water in it)...Komaza Shea Butter Lotion is an excellent moisturizer.
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Thank you. So as it's a good sealant, I should put it on damp hair? x
Thank you. So as it's a good sealant, I should put it on damp hair? x
Originally Posted by curlylocs232
yes or over a light leave-in because it's pretty heavy
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I like the tip of washing it at night and braiding it but wouldn't that break your hair .. the braids I mean?

I also looking for a way to keep my curls during the winter..
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Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I like the tip of washing it at night and braiding it but wouldn't that break your hair .. the braids I mean?

I also looking for a way to keep my curls during the winter..
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…wait, that can happen?

can that happen? 'cuz i was planning on trying this.
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Can braids break your hair?? I was thinking of getting some put in for winter...
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If the braids are too tight then they can break your hair. Since hair is more fragile when it is wet, you may want to just take a little extra care when braiding it. You can also wait until your hair is damp to braid it.
hey everyone..thanks for the suggestions!

i think im gonna go with washing my hair at night and braiding it..hopefully it will be nice enough in the morning that i wont have to wet it at all and that will take care of the frizz. ill let u all know the outcome! thanks
What I've been doing is : after I wash it I part it in six sections (two in two in mid two front) put in the products I want. Then I flat twist roots and then band it leaving the ends free. When it dries I have nicely stretched hair that I can style or or actually wear down instead of in a bush.


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