From heat styling tools to braids to accessories, holiday hairstyles can take a toll on the overall health of your curls. And with all the damage, it’s hard to imagine winter being the most wonderful time of the year.
A common rule of thumb for naturalistas when their curls are damaged is to cut them off and restart. This can be a great option, but if doesn’t work for everyone. Ahead, the easiest ways to revive your curls from the holiday season and keep them looking great all year long.
Moisturizing damaged hair is essential to bringing curls back to life. We normally recommend deep conditioning once a week but if you’re trying to restore curls from damage, try upping it to two times per week.
One of our favorite masks, Deep Sea Repair, features seaweed to restore curls from damage and sea lavender to moisturize. We love masking overnight or even while doing everyday tasks like cooking or cleaning. Multi-tasking at its finest!
Protective styles not only let you experiment with different hairstyles, but they also protect your curls from any future damage. Also, protective styles like braids, buns, and twists look so cute and are easier to do than you think! Just make sure to always moisturize curls before styling and never go too tight as that can pull at curls and damage them even further.
Use Moisturizing Stylers
We usually don’t go outside with deep conditioner lathered on our curls, so we tend to moisturizing them with stylers. Always remember to add a leave-in conditioner (like Leave-In Decadence) to your routine and try to opt for creams when styling. Our favorite go-to moisturizing stylers are Styling Cream and SuperCream.
Moisturize on the Go!
Who says moisture can’t go with you on your travels? Try mixing a bit of One Condition with water in a spray bottle to refresh and moisturize hair when you’re out! Trust us, your curls will thank you.
What are your favorite tips to revive hair? Did your curls take a beating this holiday season? Sound off in the comments below!