The Curly Girl’s Guide to Beating the Winter Blues

By  November 12, 2013

Ok, I’ll admit it – I hate dealing with my curls during the winter! Instead of risking a cold with wet tresses on my commute, a blowout usually works wonders against the wind and chill that can factor into destroying a curl. Glam turned to Ouidad Creative Director Morgan Willhite to help us handle our twirly tresses during the winter months and keep them lush and lovely – instead if hidden under a hat.

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Time for a Trim – After a summer filled with surf, sand, and sun, your ends likely look and feel a little crispy. Willhite recommends dusting the ends with a quick cut to remove the brittle bits and avoid breakage during the new season.

Quench Your Hair’s ThirstHair masks should be a regular part of your beauty routine already. But the dry air used to heat our homes can zap the moisture as soon as we step out of the shower. The Ouidad 12-Minute Deep Intensive Repair rebuilds the strands from the inside out with 21 amino acids to bond the cuticle for shape and replenish moisture.

Turn Down the Heat – While the cold prompts many to plug in their hottest hair tools, many forget that strands can still sustain damage. While heat protectants to ward off some of the worry, it’s best to keep dryers and irons on the cooler side of the spectrum. Depending on your hair’s texture; fine hair should be between 360°-380°; thick or coarse hair should be between 380°-400°, but shouldn’t go any higher.

Keep It Conditioned – To avoid the hat hair and frizz from static cling, curls must always be conditioned. “While deep treatments take some time, they are worth it; healthy hair is easy hair,” Willhite explained. The brand’s Curl Recovery Curl Defining Styling Soufflé not only transforms curls into elongated locks but also reduces frizz and adds shine. Keep a dollop or two in a container to get curls to bounce back.