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With each season change your hair regimen should also change.

I love the smell of spring.  From the flowers blooming and sunlight  beaming, spring is one of my favorite seasons! With each seasonal change, your hair regimen should also change. Now is a good time to take inventory of your healthy hair regimen and start transitioning it for the spring weather. With the increasing temperatures, what worked in the winter may not work for the spring. Let’s look at some products to help your transition be defined and smooth as your curls.

Products

The same products that you use in the winter months probably will change. For me I don't like to use any heavy butters or oils in the spring months. Heavy butters and oils were great for helping to seal in the moisture in the winter, but for spring opt for lighter creams and oils like grapeseed oil and almond oil. I also love to use gels for styling during this time because it really helps to minimize frizz. I like using CURLS Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly.

Deep Condition

You may also find that you don't need to deep condition your hair as often as you did during the colder months. I deep condition weekly in the winter, but in the spring I often change my deep conditioning sessions to bi-weekly. This is because I find that I don't need as much moisture as I do in the colder months so I can spread them out. I still deep condition for up to 30 minutes with steam. My deep conditioners of choice are TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask and Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner.

Pre-Poo

This is a step that I also find that I don't need to do as much in the warmer months. In the winter, pre-pooing is great for helping your hair to retain moisture because of the colder temperatures. In the spring, if I do pre-poo my hair it's not for as long as I do in the winter months, which is about an hour or so. In the spring, I can pre-poo my hair 15-30 minutes before washing and achieve great results. I also opt for pre-pooing with just a rinse out conditioner alone versus mixing an oil with the conditioner.

Shampoo

If you co-wash more during the winter you may switch up your regimen to shampooing your hair more in the spring. I shampoo my hair weekly. In the warmer months, it’s crucial for me to use shampoo instead of co-washing because I sweat a lot, which causes more buildup on my scalp. Co-washing just does not do it for me when it comes to removing product buildup like a good sulfate-free shampoo does. My favorite shampoo to use is Design Essentials Avocado and Almond Sulfate Free Shampoo.

Style

Styling my hair in the warmer months can be a bit of a hassle sometimes. My twist outs and braid outs don't last nearly as long in the warmer weather because my hair swells due to the humidity. I love it though because I love big hair, but the definition in my styles doesn't last like it does in the winter. I like to wear my hair in high buns and also in protective styles.

You don't have to completely overhaul your regimen each season, you may need to make a few product changes and that's it. Transitioning your regimen for spring doesn't have to be a daunting process. Don't make it difficult on yourself. Continue to follow your regimen and tweak a few things if you need to.

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Michelle Thames

Michelle Thames is a natural hair, beauty, and lifestyle blogger from the windy city of Chicago. She is a natural hair enthusiast who loves all things natural hair. She began her blog as therapeutic reinforcement to journal her process with her natural hair. Check out her blog where she dishes tips on hair, beauty, and so much more.

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