How to keep curls/waves in the winter

Jackie_PJackie_P Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 1 Curl Neophyte
Hi! I'm new to this community, but I'm in desperate need of some curl help! My hair is 2b, and in the summer/fall, I have beautiful curls/waves. But when the weather gets cold, my hair goes limp (especially on the side I part it), and I don't know what to do to keep the curls. I condition daily, with shampooing about once a week. When my hair is still wet, I apply some Ouidad product and allow it to air dry. The curls seem to stay for a bit, but by the end of the day, it's limp and dry. And like I said, it only seems to happen in the winter. 

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really love them! I miss my curls!!  


  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    What is the Ouidad product you are using?

    I think the biggest help for maintaining curls in the dry winter is deep conditioning. I do it once a week. You can either use a dedicated deep conditioner or else your rinse-out conditioner. Wash your hair as usual and then squeeze out the excess water. Work the conditioner into your hair and cover with a plastic cap. Tie a towel on top of the cap to hold in your body heat and let it sit for 15-30 minutes (less time if your hair easily gets overmoisturized). Then rinse out the conditioner and style as usual.

    I would also add a leave-in conditioner to your regimen if you haven't already.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • GretchenGretchen Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso

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  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 543 Curl Virtuoso
    Do any of your products have silicons in them (ingredients ending in -cone or -xane)? 
    2c/3a | low porosity | fine/medium | low/medium density| protein,coconut, and green tea sensitive | Modified CGM

    Low-Poo:  Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream
    Sulfate Wash: Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
    Rinse Out Conditioner: DevalCurl One Condition
    Leave-In Conditioner: Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair
    Curl Enhancer: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion
    Gel: Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel
  • andreajones188andreajones188 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 136 Curl Connoisseur
    Our strands need a little extra TLC during the winter months. The frigid temperatures and harsh winds can leave your hair and scalp more susceptible to dehydration and damage. Pai-Shau’s nurturing tea-infused hair products are the perfect way to remedy this.The frigid temperatures in the cold, winter months can open the hair shaft, making it difficult for moisture to stay in the cuticle. 

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