Winter is here and, for many, that means holiday parties and Christmas shopping. But for those of us in the loc community, the cold weather can often be synonymous with drier than usual scalp and locs. However, with the right loc care tools and techniques, we can effectively protect our hair from the harsh winter weather. Keep reading to learn more about how you can upgrade your loc care regimen this winter and prevent dry and itchy locs.
Moisturize Your Locs
During the winter months, both the heat from inside your home and the chilly weather outside can be quite harsh on your hair, resulting in dry roots and brittle strands. In this scenario, a moisturizing fine mist, like Locsanity’s Grapefruit Coconut Lime Daily Moisturizing Spray Fine Mist, can be your first line of defense against dry hair and dandruff. The unique blend of coconut, lime, grapefruit, vitamins, and plant extracts not only adds moisture to your locs but also strengthens your hair, nourishes your scalp, and prevents dandruff, making it a very effective loc care product.
Another must-have winter loc care product is rosewater. In addition to hydrating your hair and skin, rosewater is aromatic, calming, and an extremely effective anti-fungal tool. Our Rosewater Peppermint Loccare Bundle masterfully blends rosewater with the anti-bacterial elements of peppermint and other hydrating natural oils to cover all your loc care needs.
Try Protective Hairstyles
Whether it’s cornrows, two-strand twisted updos, or flat-twisted low buns, protective hairstyles are the best way to limit your hair’s exposure to the extreme winter weather and lock in the moisture, which can otherwise easily dry out in the cold air.
Another important tip to protect your hair this winter is to brush your locs regularly. This can help minimize dry and frizzy locs by distributing the natural oils from your scalp to the tips of your locs. In addition, brushing your locs can also dislodge lint and dandruff buildup, making your hair look more healthy.
Locsanity’s Wooden Handle Dreadlock Comb is the perfect tool to brush loc'd hair since combs with normal plastic bristles can bend or break long before you’re even done brushing your locs.
Keep Your Locs Covered, Especially When Outdoors
Say you’ve washed, conditioned, and made sure your locs are properly moisturized before heading out—the cold weather will eventually extract all the moisture, leaving your scalp and locs dry and flaky at the end of the day. Because of this, you need to shield your hair from external elements with a hat or head covering. However, any old scarf or hat is not going to do the job. Instead, consider Locsanity’s Satin Lined Beanie Hat for maximum comfort, style, and protection. The best part—it’s available in a wide variety of colors!
Bonus Tip: Stay Hydrated!
The secret to healthy hair and skin has always been H2O! Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day, irrespective of the weather outside, and you will notice over time that your locs are naturally healthier and shinier. There is no better organic moisturizer than plain old water, so stay hydrated and enjoy healthier, stronger, and breakage-free locs this winter!
If you’re looking for the right tools and products to upgrade your winter loc care regimen, look no further than Locsanity! We have everything for your winter loc care arsenal needs, from satin-lined headwear to our wide range of moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. Reach out to us today to learn more about our products!