My Hair: The Cold Weather Season

Summer has left us yet again and I say good riddens! This summer in NYC would have liked to kill me. It was so bloody, hot and humid that I found myself yearning to all but take my life. I'm exaggerating, of course, but you know what I'm getting at. Lol.

So what do I plan to do with my hair now that it's getting cooler? Not much from what I do now, honestly. My regimen doesn't change with the seasons, mainly just how I choose to wear my hair. I tend to wear my hair tucked away more because it dries out less that way. This cold weather season, I plan to alternate between the following hairstyles:

* Crochet Braids - but of course! I luv that they don't stress my hairline (as long as they are not braided too tight) like singles/individual braids with extensions do.

* Try Mini Twists again- I think part of my not liking them as much as I used to was that I started doing them with hair butters. All the times I really liked my hair in twists, I realized that I used a gel or pudding so I think my hair looks better when it's twisted with a gel or pudding. So I'm going to try twists again.

* Braided or 2 Strand Flat Twist Funky Up-Do's that I can leave in for up to two weeks

* Curly Sets: Twist n Curl, Braid n Curl or flexi rod sets - I want to try using a natural setting lotion of foam to get the style to last for at least the work week (5 days). I plan to experiment with flexi rods and try out the Jane Carter Wrap and Roll.

* Retro Up-Do's and Bun variations - these are always a great standby when I don't feel like doing more time intensive hairstyles like mini twists.....

Oh yea and

* Wigs - Just a little bit. I think I will play around with them again to get my color fix till I decide to follow through with coloring my hair

What will you be doing to your hair for the cold weather season? Does your regimen change?


♥ Efe ♥ said…
This winter, I'll seal with shealoe and wear my hair up in funky updos 24/7.
Tiffany said…
I am still figuring out products, but I already know the style. Two strand twists in a bun or updo for a week, then rock the twist out for a week. Easy Peasy.
Being that this will be my first winter as a natural I'm not sure how to adjust my regimen.

My hair is long enough to do a roll and tuck and pin, but not much other tuck away styles.

Im thnking about putting my kinky twists back in. They were gorgeous!
Veronica said…
i will definitely be doing protective styles this winter. I want to protect it as much as possible. my regimen probably wont change.
Alta Angel said…
I plan on still using the Kimmaytube Leave-in twice per week (subbing Giovanni Direct for Knot Today), Taliah Wajiid Mist Bodifier for daily moisture and doing variations of twistncurls and braidncurls (hair type 4a/b).

I use Lottabody Olive Oil Setting lotion for my braid/twist sets. I apply the leave in first, then dilute the setting lotion and sit under the dryer on low for 20 minutes. My sets last 5 days or longer if I spray a touch of setting lotion and rebraid a wayward piece towards the end of the week.

I am thinking about using the Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie for extra moisture for my sets maybe during the winter months.
misslycia said…
Twists and updos! These are ideal low-maintenance styles for me. Plus, my afro will not fit under a hat in the winter, lol. When the weather is harsh, I try not to let my hair down, except for special occasions.