The birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom, weather is slowly warming up, and the days are getting longer! Springtime is here, which means you may need to make a few tweaks to your regimen.

Here are 6 tips to keep your hair in tip top shape from winter to spring.

1. Get a trim

If it has been a while since your last trim, now is a great time to refresh your ends. Even curlies with the best intentions sometimes use more heat--by way of diffusing--in the colder weather, so your ends could actually be damaged. If, like yours truly, you are trying to grow your hair long, it is important to make sure your split ends don’t get too out of control since they can travel further up the hair length to cause breakage.

2. Continue to deep condition

With winter’s dry air, it was super important to deep condition regularly. Although the air is not as dry anymore, you still should continue this step as the year goes on. Based on the condition of your hair, you may be able to wait a bit longer between treatments, but don’t skip the D.C. altogether. Springtime weather usually means more time spent outside to run the risk of the drying exposure of sun and wind.

I like deep conditioning with Inahsi Naturals Mango Hemp Restorative Hair Mask or Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Masque for more moisture.

3. Extra frizz control

Humidity will be returning to the air in the springtime, which sometimes leads to even more frizz. You may find adding a frizz control product to your regimen to be very beneficial if you are extremely frizz prone.

Raw Curls Organics Anti-Frizz Spray is my absolute favorite, and Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper or Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle are also two good options.

4. Lighten the load

Since the air is not as dry, switch out those heavy butters and oils for a lighter lotion and cream. While they may have worked well at keeping hair moisturized in lower temperatures, chances are they are weighing your wavy curly hair down now.

5. Air dry

If you have the time, spring is perfect to begin air dry season--it leaves the hair incredibly healthy by giving it a break from heat tools. Are you transitioning or working on repairing damaged hair? You will see significant changes in your hair health by air drying more often.

6. Keep a hair accessory near by

Spring = April showers and... wind. Keep a scrunchie, clip or scarf nearby to protect your waves from the elements if you are caught outside during a commute.

Which product do you put away when winter's over?

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