How will your regimen change now that Winter is here?

dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630
I live in sunny california we dont have winters but it does get alot cooler. i usually wear braids extension or sew in but this winter im wearing my hair out.
here is how i plan to change my regimen:

Less washing and more PS (with real hair) it is just to cold to wash weekly will prob decrease to 1x a month

heavy butters such as shea butter

whats the best oil for winter?
hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

hair goal
= WL Aug. 23, 2013

My hair LOVES oil
:love5:
2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

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Comments

  • KeihsKeihs Registered Users Posts: 435
    Ehh.. I live in the bipolar, foggy area of California. Just more M&S and deep conditioning for me.
  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Registered Users Posts: 507
    I live in Los Angeles. My routine doesn't switch much. Summer time I like conditioner only, CG, method and I butter my ends. Winter I aint got time to be playing in my hair much, so I switch to buttercreams instead of leaving my conditioner in and I butter my ends while in a bun. If I do twist outs in the winter I just use a buttercream and gel.

    My wash routine is pretty much the same, only thing that changes are the leave ins, from light to heavy.

    Gotta Love Cali weather.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Registered Users Posts: 4,233
    I live in Seattle, WA. My routine doesn't change much. I do PS in the fall and winter just because there is too much moisture in the air for a twistout. But in terms of what I do to my hair, nothing changes. I do the same thing and use the same products year round.
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  • juanabjuanab Registered Users Posts: 4,037 Curl Neophyte
    West Central FL here. No change in products or routine.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    Same as before except my rare wash and gos will become non-existant wash and gos (had to cut off 2 inches after a week of WnGs last year). Also, I will spritz every evening if I've spent the day somewhere where there's electric heating. These types of heaters do more damage to my hair (and skin) than the weather outside.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630
    Same as before except my rare wash and gos will become non-existant wash and gos (had to cut off 2 inches after a week of WnGs last year). Also, I will spritz every evening if I've spent the day somewhere where there's electric heating. These types of heaters do more damage to my hair (and skin) than the weather outside.
    sounds like you have very sensitive hair and skin. Sorry to hear about your wash n go episode. Its not my friend at all!



    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Registered Users Posts: 2,748 Curl Novice
    Major climate changes here in the Chi....I gave up wngs back in September. Back to braid and twist outs but this year I'm playing more with buns and flat twist styles (yep, finally learned to flat twist) and I've pulled out and stepped up my hat game.

    I've learned to love old man winter, I get a chance to play in my hair more unlike in the summer.

    ...i'm supersonic
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

    Current Rotation (always changing): Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as my Leave-In, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles, Entwine Argan Oil, Bobeam Shampoo Bars, QB CTDG and QB AHTB, UFD Curly Magic, B.A.S.K Anything.


    http://www.platinumpj.com
    http://www.facebook.com/PlatinumPJ
    @PlatinumPJ
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    Major climate changes here in the Chi....I gave up wngs back in September. Back to braid and twist outs but this year I'm playing more with buns and flat twist styles (yep, finally learned to flat twist) and I've pulled out and stepped up my hat game.

    I've learned to love old man winter, I get a chance to play in my hair more unlike in the summer.

    ...i'm supersonic

    Teach me O Master! :crybaby:If I could get flat twists down, the way my whole hair regimen, my whole hair LIFE could change! I always get tempted again by the WnGs because I get bored of twists and mini braids (my hair is in the in-between stage so -outs don't look right).
    *sigh* At least I can do a ponytail now if I stretch my hair for 2-3 days. That's an alternative option for winter! Yarn braids are too long to do, but I *might* do them again.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Registered Users Posts: 1,419 Curl Neophyte
    Just more moisturizing and sealing. I was thinking of covering with scarves, but I'm not sure if I will actually hide my hair away. :)
    :afro:FroZen:afro:
  • dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630
    Just more moisturizing and sealing. I was thinking of covering with scarves, but I'm not sure if I will actually hide my hair away. :)
    i always wanted to try the head wraps

    _
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • myhairDOTcommyhairDOTcom Registered Users Posts: 123
    Just in the last couple of weeks, our air has gotten dry and it has been affecting my hair, so it's on to richer, heavier products. I may get a sewin or twists also, haven't decided yet, but I will before Christmas.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    My hair: thick, medium/coarse, high porosity in the crown naturally, normal porosity everywhere else.

    Currently using...
    Poo: Any sulfate free or low sulfate poo
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: Camille Rose Moisture Milk
    DC: Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea DC
    Stylers: Xtreme Wetline gel
    Oils: EVCO
    Moisturizer: Oyin Hair Dew/watered down CR Moisture Milk
    Sealant: Oyin pomades or JC Nourish and Shine
  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Registered Users Posts: 2,748 Curl Novice
    Major climate changes here in the Chi....I gave up wngs back in September. Back to braid and twist outs but this year I'm playing more with buns and flat twist styles (yep, finally learned to flat twist) and I've pulled out and stepped up my hat game.

    I've learned to love old man winter, I get a chance to play in my hair more unlike in the summer.

    ...i'm supersonic

    Teach me O Master! :crybaby:If I could get flat twists down, the way my whole hair regimen, my whole hair LIFE could change! I always get tempted again by the WnGs because I get bored of twists and mini braids (my hair is in the in-between stage so -outs don't look right).
    *sigh* At least I can do a ponytail now if I stretch my hair for 2-3 days. That's an alternative option for winter! Yarn braids are too long to do, but I *might* do them again.

    Jo, I kept watching youtube videos and once I did it...I realized it is so darn easy, almost ashamed, it is THAT easy lol. Now I need to part better and I'm good to go.

    ...i'm supersonic
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

    Current Rotation (always changing): Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as my Leave-In, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles, Entwine Argan Oil, Bobeam Shampoo Bars, QB CTDG and QB AHTB, UFD Curly Magic, B.A.S.K Anything.


    http://www.platinumpj.com
    http://www.facebook.com/PlatinumPJ
    @PlatinumPJ
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Registered Users Posts: 1,578 Curl Neophyte
    Major climate changes here in the Chi....I gave up wngs back in September. Back to braid and twist outs but this year I'm playing more with buns and flat twist styles (yep, finally learned to flat twist) and I've pulled out and stepped up my hat game.

    I've learned to love old man winter, I get a chance to play in my hair more unlike in the summer.

    ...i'm supersonic

    Teach me O Master! :crybaby:If I could get flat twists down, the way my whole hair regimen, my whole hair LIFE could change! I always get tempted again by the WnGs because I get bored of twists and mini braids (my hair is in the in-between stage so -outs don't look right).
    *sigh* At least I can do a ponytail now if I stretch my hair for 2-3 days. That's an alternative option for winter! Yarn braids are too long to do, but I *might* do them again.

    Jo, I kept watching youtube videos and once I did it...I realized it is so darn easy, almost ashamed, it is THAT easy lol. Now I need to part better and I'm good to go.

    ...i'm supersonic

    The thing is, I understand how easy it is. I get the concept totally. My hands just won't do it! It's the adding more hair bit that I struggle with mostly. Do I *have* to have long nails to pinch and grab new hair? :sad7: It feels like I need 3 hands.
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630

    Jo, I kept watching youtube videos and once I did it...I realized it is so darn easy, almost ashamed, it is THAT easy lol. Now I need to part better and I'm good to go.
    ok since it seems like u got this down, how do u tame the hair from tangling while twisting? I love flat twist but the hair tangles so much and even breaks!



    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Registered Users Posts: 2,748 Curl Novice

    Teach me O Master! :crybaby:If I could get flat twists down, the way my whole hair regimen, my whole hair LIFE could change! I always get tempted again by the WnGs because I get bored of twists and mini braids (my hair is in the in-between stage so -outs don't look right).
    *sigh* At least I can do a ponytail now if I stretch my hair for 2-3 days. That's an alternative option for winter! Yarn braids are too long to do, but I *might* do them again.

    Jo, I kept watching youtube videos and once I did it...I realized it is so darn easy, almost ashamed, it is THAT easy lol. Now I need to part better and I'm good to go.

    ...i'm supersonic

    The thing is, I understand how easy it is. I get the concept totally. My hands just won't do it! It's the adding more hair bit that I struggle with mostly. Do I *have* to have long nails to pinch and grab new hair? :sad7: It feels like I need 3 hands.

    This is soooo me and initially I would have to stop, let go of the hair then section out the hair with my nails and regrab with the new hair...it looked ok it just wasn't tight looking. Once you get the motion you won't have to stop but initially I did have to stop and separate the hair.

    ...i'm supersonic
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

    Current Rotation (always changing): Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as my Leave-In, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles, Entwine Argan Oil, Bobeam Shampoo Bars, QB CTDG and QB AHTB, UFD Curly Magic, B.A.S.K Anything.


    http://www.platinumpj.com
    http://www.facebook.com/PlatinumPJ
    @PlatinumPJ
  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Registered Users Posts: 2,748 Curl Novice
    dee-nature wrote: »
    ok since it seems like u got this down, how do u tame the hair from tangling while twisting? I love flat twist but the hair tangles so much and even breaks!

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App

    I use a paddle brush to detangle then I smooth in an oil before twisting...that keeps the tangles down for me.

    ...i'm supersonic
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

    Current Rotation (always changing): Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as my Leave-In, Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles, Entwine Argan Oil, Bobeam Shampoo Bars, QB CTDG and QB AHTB, UFD Curly Magic, B.A.S.K Anything.


    http://www.platinumpj.com
    http://www.facebook.com/PlatinumPJ
    @PlatinumPJ
  • dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630
    dee-nature wrote: »

    I use a paddle brush to detangle then I smooth in an oil before twisting...that keeps the tangles down for me.

    ...i'm supersonic
    I have no issues the first time twisting but the days following it tangled bc the parts mix during take down and separation and i never re detangle i retwist as is.


    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • dee-naturedee-nature Registered Users Posts: 630
    Just more moisturizing and sealing. I was thinking of covering with scarves, but I'm not sure if I will actually hide my hair away. :)

    I just invested on 4 beautiful headwrap fabric. Thanks for the idea now i don't have to do my hair daily. They are so stylish and browsing on youtube i have found fun ways to wear them, Im exited!
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

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