Just as you might double-down on moisturizing your skin in the winter, you should do the same for your hair. “As a rule of thumb, keeping your hair moisturized will keep it healthy year-round, but it's especially important in the winter, when the weather is colder and drier,” says Annagjid "Kee" Taylor, a celebrity hairstylist and author of All Hair Is Good Hair.
Ahead, she shares her top four tips for keeping your curls at their smoothest and springiest all season long.
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Again, the number one thing you can do to protect your hair during the colder months is to make sure it's properly moisturized. Taylor recommends using a mask, a scalp product, and a leave-in conditioner of some sort regularly. (Fear not, we’ve included her go-to picks for each below.)
2. Avoid rough fabrics. “One of the most common things I see with my clients in the winter is a huge amount of breakage along the backs on their heads. This is because many of the fabrics for winter clothes like scarves, hats, hoodies and sweaters tend to pull on the strands and cause them to break off, particularly at the nape of the neck. (The worst offender? Wool.) I'd recommend you avoid wool and other rougher fabrics altogether, but if you can't, wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf so you've have a protective barrier between your curls and your clothes,” suggests Taylor.