As the air gets crisp, the door opens to everything the cooler months bring: cozy nights in bulky sweaters, warm drinks, the joy of the holiday season. There’s so much to look forward to! As someone with fine curly hair, you might also associate this cool, dry air with potential breakage and damage, but I’ve got great news!
With the proper care and early measures, you can protect your delicate strands from the damaging effects of winter air. The key lies in building a gentle winter routine that keeps your curls moisturized and protected from the crisp air.
Read on to learn more about the steps you can take to defend your fine curls from the drying effects of cool air!
Step One: Understand your Curls
Most of us consider humid air the enemy of shining, frizz-free curls, but we sometimes forget the damaging effects of dry air.
Cool winter air is incredibly dry. That means static electricity, as well as damage from wool hats and scarves. For most hair types, this is already a problem, but for fine-textured curls, this can lead to even more damage and breakage. Fine hair is the thinnest, most delicate of the hair textures, and the open cuticles of naturally curly hair leave hair even more susceptible.
According to dermatologist Dr. Wilma Bergfeld, the first step in protecting your hair is to remember that it’s a fiber. You wouldn’t throw an expensive cashmere sweater in the wash without the proper care, would you? Why, then, would we do the same to our precious curls?
Step Two: Invest in Gentle Cleansers
Before washing your curls, know you’re using gentle cleansers made of products you can trust. Shampoos containing ingredients like sulfates and silicones, for example, strip your curls of their natural oils and leave behind a waxy coat, preventing other protective products from doing their job.
Turn to products that cleanse hair of dirt and sweat without leaving your fine curls vulnerable to more damage. Our van + veronica Shampoo for fine curly hair gently cleanses curls and resupplies them with valuable moisture through its specialty oil combination of Argan, Grapeseed and Apricot Oil. Our shampoo is silicone and sulfate-free, leaving your curls moisturized and shining without greasy or heavy residue.
Step Three: Condition and Moisturize!
After cleansing your hair of dirt and sweat, it’s important to follow up with a quality conditioner. Doing so closes and tightens the cuticle, sealing moisture in while keeping your fine curls protected from the dry, crisp air.
This winter, reach for conditioners that understand the needs of your fine curly hair. Most hair care products use heavier oils for moisture, but these products only weigh down fine curls, creating greasy buildup. Use products that rely on lightweight oils that soak into each strand without leaving excess grease in their wake.
Our van + veronica Conditioner uses a unique combination of lightweight oils– grapeseed, apricot, and high-quality argan oil– to moisturize your strands without reducing volume. For extra protection against that dry air, follow up with our Leave-In conditioner. Our fine curly hair care system moisturizes curls and fully protects them against the damaging effects of winter static.
By understanding the effects of dry, cool air, you’re better equipped to find products you need to protect those fine delicate curls. At van + veronica Haircare, we know fine curly hair and help provide the products you need to keep those gorgeous delicate curls healthy, protected, and thriving.
This winter, enjoy the air without worrying about your delicate strands. Set your fine curls free, enjoy a steaming latte, and bask in the chill knowing your curls are protected with van + veronica haircare!