Monday, November 14, 2011

Winter Hair Care!! #HairCarnival #NaturalHairCare

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Hey all,

*~* the sun cools off and the chill gets stronger...*~* 

...We switch up JUST a bit on our hair are regimen.  With three daughters and myself set on keeping our hair healthy and retain our growth, it's a MUST to switch up every now and again.

Now, we're on the West Coast, so snow and REALLY cold winters are NOT a part of our lives out here... BUT, with the colder weather comes some changes.

So, what do we do on The Avenue in the colder months???

***In the colder months, I don't wash our hair as much.  I don't even RINSE our hair as much. It's not necessary on our hair.  It doesn't get as dirty as it does when the sun is constantly beaming down on us.

***I do a DC treatment once a month/month and a half.  The DC treatment consists of:

Cholesterol Conditioner with Aloe Extract
Natural 7 Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive Miracle Growth Oil
(mix it together, apply it to our water wet hair, cover w/a plastic baggy for 30(Choca), 60(BB), 120(CC &I) minutes, rinse out and style)

***Protective Styling!!!!! You all know I'm a huge fan of it all year-round, but it's a MUST during these months.  (1) - The least amount of manipulation possible. (2) - Less work for me! :)

***SEAL, SEAL, SEAL!! Again, that's another year-round thing for me, but during these months, it's imperative to keep the ends right and tight, so they don't split and dry up.  How do I do this?? Well, if you must know:

YEPPERS!! Mixed with a conditioner/oil/water concoction:

Suave Professionals Humectant Conditioner
Suave Professionals Damage Care

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


That right there works WONDERS on the Avenue!!!

My favorite greases for the winter?? 

Why? Because they are thick and keep our hair protected in the cold weather.

***Hats, Kufis, Tams, Beanies, Scarves, etc.  We are all about covering our crowns and keeping them safe!! :)

***And, of course we always cover our heads at night with satin bonnets or du-rags!! That is another year-round deal over here!! :)

However, other than that, our regimen is the same.  :) Again, where we stay, it doesn't get too cold . So we don't really have too many changes to make (YAAAY US!)

So, that's our Winter Hair Care Routine!! Pretty basic (the way I like it), and easy peasy! :)

I hope you find this post helpful!!!

Comments: Leave them here!!

Make sure you check out some of my fellow bloggers Winter Hair Care Tips that they swear by!

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Precious @ said...

Awesome post Char! All your girls are so pretty!!

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Thank you, Precious!! :) <3 <3 <3


Goldilocks*n*Me said...

grease is the word, is the word, is the word... whole movie is gonna be stuck in my head now! i love the twists! cc has some super cute twists! everybody does though. that settles it, I'm trying twists on GDL!

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Goldilocks*n*Me * AHAHAHA!! That is a great movie! :) -- I'm a twist fanatic, mami!! For real!! And thank you!!! :) PLEASE TRY them. When you get to the end, change the separation on the bottom to lock the twist formation in... And do it kinda tight, so when it loosens up, it's where you want it to be! :)
(I hope that makes sense)



Brown Girls said...

I absolutely love your pictures!! Great tips too!

Tracey-BBH said...

Love it! your girls are soooo beautiful!!! And I am down with the cover up ad pro styling....

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Brown Girls * Thank you so much!!! Yaaaay for great tips! :)


Charlotte's Avenue said...

Tracey BBH * Awww!! Thank you, mami!!!! -- Yep... Cover up and protective styling all day!! Keeps our hair right and tight! :)


Nicole said...

Keeping my hair covered during the brisk cold winters is something I didn't think about until you mentioned it. That cooler air can literally snap the strands in half.

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Nicole * Yes ma'am!! It'll snap it up, dry it, and whisk it away... Oh nooooooooooooooooo!! :)


Michelle G said...

Your pictures speak volumes... Love how you put all this info together. Great post.

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Michelle G * Thank you so much!! :) <3 <3 <3


Nikki's HairThoughts said...

Great tips, Char! I love all the pics of you and your beautiful girls! Seriously, how do you make a grocery sack on your head while DC'ing look good?!?!

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Nikki's HairThoughts * Thank you!! :) I appreciate that!! AND, we make the grocery sack look good on us like you make it look good on Baby O!! :) <3


Dreamer13 said...

Good grief, Nikki, I was just wondering the same thing! Char you are sooo pretty! No wonder your girls are!

Thank you for this post, too! Great stuff in here!

Charlotte's Avenue said...

Dreamer13 * Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! Thank you so much, Karli!! You're so sweet!! Takes one to know one!! <3 <3 <3