Not only do I dislike winter because I hate being cold, I also hate what it does to my hair, skin, and nails. So here are some tips to help make sure you survive the winter while maintaining our beauty. These tips are for everyone! Relaxed, natural, transitioning, etc.

1. Keep hair moisturized– wash your hair once a week and use and deep condition! Leave your conditioner in your hair an extra 10-15 minutes and also use a leave-in once you’ve finished your final rinse.Use water-based moisturizing creams and natural oils like coconut, olive, and jojoba to make sure your hair is hydrated and to also add the luxurious shine.

2. Try protective hair styles like wigs, braids, and weaves to prevent harsh elements from damaging your hair and low manipulation hairstyles like buns, twist-outs, and flexi-rods to minimize the amount of brushing and combing that causes shedding. Also wear hats!

3. Quench dry skin– Drink lots of water to make sure you are hydrated. Water does improve the quality of your hair, skin, and nails

4. Moisturize your skin– avoid using soaps and body washes with drying elements like alcohol. Once you are out of the shower don’t dry off fully, apply a creamy lotion or oil- to lock in the moisture.When it comes to your face, use a slightly heavier moisturizer in the morning before you leave for work or school.

5. Moisturize your hands, feet, and lips- There is nothing worse than cracked hands, lips, and feet. At night, after your shower apply a creamy moisturizing lotion to your hands and feet and put on cotton gloves and socks, respectively, for a few hours to lock in the moisture. Also always carry some sort of moisturizing lip balm. Not the M.A.C. or YSL. Something with moisturizing elements like Nivea or my personal favorite, C.O. Bigelow My Favorite Lip Balm No. 303 with 100% natural shea butter. Your hands, feet, and lips will thank you.


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What are some of your skin care/beauty tips for the cold weather?