For moisturized hair, use winter hair products that are rich in oils and butters and try to avoid humectants.
According to Tonya McKay Becker (aka CurlChemist), moisture is the most important thing during dry winter months. Ingredients such as humectants that function really well in humid situations can actually cause dryness in during the winter months. If the humidity and dew points are really low, it is best to limit them. Here are our top winter hair product pics that are low or free of humectants to help your hair stay moisturized all winter long.
Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner is one of the best daily conditioners to use in the winter months. This thick conditioner uses shea butter for its moisturizing properties, adding great softness to super dry hair. It is re-hydrating and restorative for any hair type.
Marsha Coulton of Curl Junkie recommends using products that are richer in oils and butters to seal in moisture and avoid humectant heavy leave-ins and styling products.
Here is a Curl Junkie product that is moisturizing in all the right ways for the winter months. Deep condition with Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment. There is lots of healing butters and oils in this one, and it’s great for all hair types.
Coily Styling Products
Winter styling products should be moisturizing and humectant free if you are in a very dry climate. For type 4 hair, try Darcy’s Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Crème. It is an all natural hair butter for moisturizing, styling and conditioning your natural coils.
Curly Leave-in Conditioners
Kinky-Curly Knot Today is a leave-in conditioner and detangler designed to smooth the cuticle and remove knots, snarls and tangles from hair. If you haven’t tried this product, it is hard to imagine how amazing it is. If you have tried it, you know that its moisturizing powers are beyond all expectations. It is ideal for 3c hair but it works beautifully for all hair types as well. Your winter curls will love this one!
Curly Moisturizing Finishing Products
Aubrey Organics NuStyle Organic Hair Smoothing Serum is for smoothing down the hair cuticle to reduce frizzing. This silicone-free serum will have your dry winter hair shining and manageable. Replenish moisture that the chill of dry winter air is taking from your curls.
Wavy Styling Mousse
Need extra moisture for your waves and curls? Elucence Volume Designing Foam is your answer. This styling mousse is enriched with nettle and rosemary to produce natural shine and feel.