“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” Dr Seuss knows that winter is a frustrating season. So do your dreads.
Do you agree with Letoya Makhene that rocking dreadlocks completes who you are? Here are easy steps you can follow to ensure that your locks remain as luscious as ever.
1. Skip the shampoo: According to Tips.fm you should wash your hair less often in winter. As you know, your dreads take their sweet time to dry, even during summer (#thestruggleisreal). So to save some time, simply spend less time washing your hair.
Less shampooing = more moisture.
2. Hello, goodbye humectants: Humectants, products that help retain water, should be avoided during winter, says Howtogetreads.com. Although they get the job done in summer, your moisturised winter hair will say no-no-no to the unnecessary H20.
3. Olive oil: 24-year-old blogger, Ray Symone, swears by olive oil to keep her dreads on point. Symone struggled with water-based moisturiser and realised that daily application of heavier oils, especially extra virgin olive oil, and a combination of aloe juice and natural oils, kept her hair dreadalicious.
4. Hat hair, take care: Howtogetreads.com advises against wearing hats in chillier months. Cotton and wool are the Voldemorts of the headgear world as they cause dry hair, fibers can get caught in your hair, and wool can even loosen strands of your locks, Tips.fm adds. Ray Symone is pro-polyester and satin - these materials are dread-friendly and will keep your hair moisturised.
5. Mission condition: Take a leaf out of Tips.fm's book and regularly condition your hair. Even if you're not used to it, vicious winter temperatures are cruel to your hair. Take extra care to condition your 'do if you blowdry your dreads. Ray Symone is in favour of deep conditioning for extra TLC. Because your dreads deserve it.