Switch to a more hydrating shampoo. 1
Drop the lather shampoo and opt for a cleansing conditioner that’s going to cleanse and deeply hydrate curls. Try DevaCurl No-Poo Decadence ($22). This milk-based formula is ultra-moisturizing. Delgado recommends using this product once a week.
Do a deep conditioner treatment. 2
"Winter could be harsh on our hair," says Delgado. "Apply a conditioning treatment that will give hair that extra protection and moisture that it needs to survive the colder months." Try Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner ($38).
Switch to a curl cream. 3
"Cream based stylers will keep your curls smooth and moisturized," says Delgado, who recommends DevaCurl Styling Cream Touchable Curl Definer ($26). "It gives you the right amount of hold with a soft, touchable wear."
Use a leave-in conditioner. 5
To keep curls hydrated, apply a leave-in conditioner from roots to ends before styling. Try Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream ($6).
Use a detangling product. 6
Colder weather leaves hair more prone to drying, breakage and tangling. Look for a deep conditioner that also helps to gently detangle ends. Try Mixed Chicks Detangling Deep Conditioner ($11).
Use a hair gel that’s not going to dry out curls. 7
When it comes to styling products, make sure you look for one that’s going to add moisture not cause dryness. The Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker ($22) is formulated with smoothing marshmallow and agave to give curls hold without the crunch.
Try a natural oil. 8
Natural oils like argan or almond oil, help deeply nourish curls without weighing them down. Try SheaMoisture 100% Pure Argan Oil Head to Toe Smoothing ($9).