Winter care for CURLY HAIR

Winter care for CURLY HAIR

  • By Excentric Hair
  • Jun 02, 2022
  • curly hair, curly hair products, dry hair, hairstyles for curly hair, dry curl, treatjmtn hair, dry curl hair styles, best curly hair products, hair products for curly hair, curly hair routine, curly hair conditioner, leave in conditioner for curly hair

You're not able to airdry for obvious reasons neither can you refresh to make it look half decent to approach the day! Let's not even mention the frizz and fluffiness grabbing onto all the cold moisture in the air and you just wanting it to be gone. We're here to tell you that its not time to give up, although it feels like this journey to the end is taking much longer than expected. We help Curlygirls and guys solve their curly hair concerns like frizziness, unmanageability, lack of moisture and help them love their hair again. We've put together our new limited edition "I need Curl Control" offer to help you solve all the above for you and added some extra tips to care for your curly hair through Winter.

"I need Curl Control"

➰Detailed Diagnosis magnified 400 times the naked eye
➰Warming Cappucino
➰Deep cleansing, build up eliminating hair and scalp scrub
➰Luxurious Co-wash moistuising shampoo
➰Internal Hair bond Rebuilding Olaplex in salon treatment
➰Heated deep conditioning moisture mask
➰Tension releasing hair and scalp massage in our relaxing, elevated massage chairs
➰Your most suited styling with a leave in, Curl Creme, oil and gel
➰Diffused drying/air drying/heated natural drying
➰FREE wifi (for selfies, instastories of course😉)
➰R 200 voucher off full colour service on the day
➰10% off Home care recommendations
➰All products used are CGM(Curlygirl method) approved. Products used are IntrinsicurlyMe, Inoar, Olaplex, Kerastase scrub
All for just 990
150 mins

Usually R1983, save R 993/50%, Valid with select stylists. (Max 2 doses olaplex, additional charges of R200 apply when 2 more is needed) Limited from Monday-Thursdays, Expires. 30th May

Simply email us "I NEED CURL CONTROL" now to and we'll make it happen for you. But come back so we can help you throughout the rest of the Winter with your hair care as we got some awesome tips fofr you below. 

Remember we create YOUR most suited look based on: Your interests, concerns, aspirations, skin tone, eye colour, lifestyle, personality, bone structure, lines of the face, best unique self. You guessed it...Yes this is all about YOU! So if the "I need Curl Control" Offer is not the one most suited to you I can guarantee you will find an offer that meets your immediate needs over here from as little as R395: See all our other CURLY HAIR offers over here

1. Use Conditioner – A Lot Of ItShop our CURL DEFINITION collection over here

Conditioner is your best friend in these winter months. Leave-in conditioner keeps the moisture in your hair instead of giving it away. Give your hair some moisturizing love and find a leave-in conditioner you love. If you have not been using a leave-in conditioner before now is a good time to add it into your routine just before you apply your curl activating cream or gel. And in addition to using conditioner and leave in on wash days, you can add moisture back into your hair by applying some watered down leave in conditioner on dry hair. Just be light handed with this and make sure it doesn't have any humectants in the top 5 ingredients. 

2. Never Comb Or Brush Dry Hair.
Curly girls shouldn’t comb or brush dry hair ever, but in the winter it’s an even bigger no-no. If you need some help in the shower getting through your tresses and making sure each strand gets conditioner, use a wide-toothed comb, finger rake through your hair or my personal favorite denman or detangling brush combing but only in the shower and with deep conditioner or mask on. Once you’re out, stick to your fingers, but use them sparingly too.

3. Skip The Heat – Or Go Low.
This is another curly girl no-no in the winter. Hot tools ruin your curls and dry out your hair. But, sometimes we can’t help it. We’re in a hurry and don’t have time for air drying. In those instances (make them rare) use a diffuser on the lowest heat setting to dry your curls and don't forget to add a heat protector before applying heat. 

4. Seal Your Hair.
If you don’t use oil year-round, winter is a great time to start. Pay close attention to your ends, as that’s where your hair loses the most moisture. Oil locks in moisture and any products you used to style your hair. Not only that, but it protects your hair from the nasty dry air and damaging cold temperatures.

Argan and jojoba oils are our favorite options because they are lightweight, affordable, and work well on all hair types.

The best way to use oils to seal is by taking just a few drops and scrunching them into the ends gently just after you finish applying all your styling products and your hair is still wet. Remember you will need to do more intensive cleansing -more frequently. All oil, any oil, sealing, penetrating, whatever…. will block the hair from absorbing water. It will need to be removed regularly. A regularly clarifying, deep cleanse or scrub helps a lot for this. We recommend doing this atleast monthly. 

5. Treat Yourself To A Satin Pillowcase.
You can’t help but roll around while you sleep. Unfortunately, that’s a recipe for broken and frizzy hair, especially during the winter months when your hair is already fragile. Since you don’t have to do anything except lay your head on your pillow, this is one of our favorite tips. Enjoy your sleep on a silky new pillowcase.

6. Find Your Favorite Protective Hairstyle.
Hats, scarves, wind, and cold wreak havoc on your pretty curls. If you have some time on your hand, get to know different hairstyles. Braids, loose ponies, and cute buns (hello messy bun) are all great ways to protect your hair from tangles, frizz, and getting caught on all the winter gear we have to wear.

7. Buy A Satin-Lined Hat.
Now you can enjoy the luxury of satin all day long. Satin lined beanies are a thing and you need them if you have curly hair. If you’ve ever suffered the embarrassment of looking like you stuck your finger in a light socket after removing your hair, you understand. Curly girls shouldn’t have to freeze just to protect their hair – so treat yourself to a little luxury. 

8. Mask (Deep Condition) Your Hair A Lot.
Find a quality hair mask and use it often. Winter isn’t a time to scrimp and save. Your hair needs as much protection as possible and it doesn’t get much better than a thick hair mask that locks in your hair’s moisture.

A few options I love include our Inoar Argan or Botanic Mask, Intrinsicurly me Deep Conditioner. 

9. Sleep With A Humidifier
Give your hair the gift of moisture while you sleep by adding a humidifier to your room. When you wake up instead of having dry, straw-like hair, you’ll have moisturized hair that’s much easier to style and manage.

You could also use a steamer to refresh your curls and add some moisture back into your hair.

10. Keep It Short
You don’t need super short hair, but cutting off a few centimetres for the winter months isn’t a bad idea, especially if you don’t have time to let your hair air dry. Cutting off a few cm's may save you more than an hour in drying time and it’s less hair to deal with while the air is dry and there’s frizziness galore.

11. Avoid Glycerin In The Top 5 Ingredients.
Since glycerin is a humectant and it's popular in curly hair products, you might have to avoid it when the dew points are low.

Remember that in low dew points humectants pull moisture OUT of your hair and dry out your hair. For this reason, avoid glycerin as one of the first 5 ingredients in any leave in products. 

Start Your Winter Curly Hair Routine

While you should take care of your hair all year, your curls need extra TLC in the winter months, which means a winter curly hair routine. Pay close attention to the products you use and even how you treat your hair. Give your hair extra love when you shower, style it, and even throughout the day – including when you sleep.

With the right help, you’ll give your hair the moisture it needs to fight off the dry winter air and the damage it can cause. If you do it right, you won’t be able to tell if it’s winter or summer looking at your beautiful curls! We're also here to help you on your curly hair journey so please reach out to us. 

Share it