Cool Winter Air Can Mean Beautifully Defined Natural Curls

No matter where you are on this planet, the change in the seasons has an effect on our hair and skin. The fall and winter seasons bring cooler, dryer air than those heavy thick winds of the spring and summer. The cooler air of the winter lacks humidity. This dreadful for many of us with curly or wavy hair, because, as we may or may not know – our hair reacts and craves humidity. Curly hair is thirsty hair. You have to learn how to control it and make curly, natural hair workable for your type of lifestyle.

As the seasons change from warm to cool so does the holiday season, which means planning parties and get-togethers with friends and families. Putting on that little black dress (or suit for guys) is where you have a chance to let curls truly shine and we want to make sure that you look incredible for your upcoming parties.

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Photo Credit: Cruella de Kill Blog

Tips for Taming Your Winter Curls

To ensure that your curls are completely hydrated, healthy and tamed this season, we scoured the latest trends for the best ways to tame winter curls. Here’s what we found:

1. Find out where your natural curl is to determine what length your hair should be. Ensuring that you have the best cut for your natural curl helps the natural curl to form.

2. Many of us wavy or curly-haired mavens don’t need to shampoo our hair daily. Sometimes every other day, or even every 2 days, is enough shampooing, as shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils. Try skipping one or 2 days, depending on the texture of your hair, or try co-washing or a dry shampoo on the days you opt to not wash your hair in the shower.

3. Even if you don’t wash your hair daily, make sure that you’re always conditioning it from root to tip, and every couple of weeks, use a deep conditioner to quench your hair’s thirst for moisture. Experts also recommend using a daily leave-in conditioner to keep your curls and waves fabulous. Even though humidity during the summer months causes your curls to get frizzy, make sure you keep your hair moist during the dry winter months by using hair masks or deep conditioning treatments.

4. Opt to use your fingers instead of a brush, as brushing out your curls tends to cause more frizz in the ends than simply using your fingers to tousle your hair. Also opt for air-drying your hair rather than blow-drying; however, if you’re pressed for time, use a diffuser on your roots to speed the drying process along, but let your tips air dry.

5. Use products designed for curly or frizzy hair, as these products have been scientifically developed for use on curly, wavy and frizzy hair. The products work with the natural genetics of textured hair to maintain the structure of the curl while also controlling the hair shaft.

 

Shop PuffCuff for Curl-Taming Styling Utensils

Controlling your frizz and your curls often seems like an ongoing battle that’s usually uphill, but trying these few tips can help you this holiday season. Test out a few curly styles, and see if diffuse-drying or air-drying works best for your curls. Purchase a couple of new products – just for you – and watch as your curls are revived and tamed.

The perfect utensils to styling curly hair often takes you from “Meh” to “Wow” in seconds, so if you haven’t tried a PuffCuff yet, be sure to order yours before your holiday parties begin. Sometimes it’s easier to just pull your hair back for a glamorous up-do, and PuffCuff helps by easily holding your hair back without snagging or tugging your hair. Get PuffCuff and go this holiday season!