Surviving a Minnesota Winter vol.2. – Natural hair care tips

Natural hair care tips for surviving the harsh Minnesotan winter vol.2 – it is all about moisture and volume! Winter is here in Minnesota (dramatic music starts to play) and now that it is, it will probably stay long past its welcome. That means you need to take out your cute and cozy winter gear, get ready to wear layers and find the beauty in being able to see your breath every time you walk outside.

During the winter time, your hair needs extra attention. Why? Cold, dry weather coupled with wearing hats constantly can cause breakage. It can be such a nightmare for a delicate thing like your hair. We know how important your hair is to your personal aesthetic confidence so don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We have collected only the best advice (and ingredients ) for your mane. Let’s countdown – who are your best allies against the battle of brittle hair in the bitter cold?

Natural hair care tips – where to begin?

The first rule is the most important one: MOISTURIZE. It is perfectly normal for hair to go dry in the winter but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Dry hair can lose curl, texture, and volume. This happens due to lack of moisture in the air. Since you can’t control the weather, you’ll have to control your daily hair care regime. A good leave-in moisturizing conditioner is your best friend. Apply it daily: once in the morning and before going to bed for the night.

Your hair will be like some sort of dry desert wasteland will absorb it immediately. Don’t just moisturize from the outside – drink a lot of water and hydrate from the inside too. We know that we might sound like your grandma but this advice really does magic for your hair and skin. We told you we are going to stick to natural hair care tips only, and what is more natural than pure water? If you are moisturized inside – you will have that radiant glow everywhere and your locks will thank you for it.

Nights in white satin

For winter static hair – satin can really help a lot. We mentioned that wearing a hat can cause hair breakage or cause your hair to zing out with static electricity when you take the hat off. So we recommend using this luxurious trick: wear a satin cap or bonnet when you sleep or sleep on a satin pillowcase. Satin will be your best friend this winter.

You can even wear a satin cap under your ‘’standard’’ stocking hat or beanie. Wool caps are causing messy, tangled hair and affecting all of the awesome products you used to moisturize your mane. Using satin at night will also prevent your hair from getting dirty or greasy faster.

Natural heavy oils and butter are your best friends

Hand in hand with your moisturizer, we recommend oils and butter. We are still sticking to natural hair tips – and oils are a gift from nature that just keeps giving. No matter if you choose argan oil, olive oil, or shea butter, it will be a wonderful treatment for your hair. Use sulfate free shampoos and prior to shampooing your hair, use hot oil treatment.

This might sound like something straight from a torture manual, but it can keep your hair strong and durable. Do be careful not to use coconut oil as a sealant  – on lower temperatures coconut oil turns solid. Hard, greasy hair is not something you need this winter…or ever. We also recommend paying close attention to your scalp when you are washing your hair to avoid build up.

Protective hairstyle mode on

Wearing a bun or ponytail can help you keep things in order. Loose hair can lose hair’s natural moisture much faster compared to bound hair. Always keep it covered if possible, especially when it comes to your ends; they are the most vulnerable part of your hair and harsh environmental factors.

Not only can you get a cold in a matter of seconds, your hair freezes and breaks. There is no chance for voluminous hair if you are working from frozen hair. Of course, avoid sleeping with wet hair. It will look messy in the morning and it is not very healthy or hygienic.

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High Quality Natural Hair

medium_2508700337At DK International we only offer the best to our clients.  From our service, products, and advice, we provide what’s best for you.  During your one-hour consultation we’ll go through the type of hair loss you are experiencing, the different solutions the industry provides, and what’s going to fit into your style and budget.  If it turns out a human hair system is right for you, then you’ll be educated on one of the best in the industry; a wig from Follea.  Follea wigs are made with 100% European Remy ponytail hair.  It’s amazing when women try on one of these hair systems!  Because of the lace top and the fact that cap is hand knotted, it looks and feels just like your own natural hair right down to the last detail. 

Follea hair is special right from the beginning in the way they treat each individual hair.  Every natural hair system must go through some processing, which is why Follea hair is Remy hair.  Remy means that layers of cuticle are gently removed from the hair in-house in small batches.  Removing the cuticle allows for hand-knotting the hair onto lace, which creates Follea’s natural lace-front designs that don’t require glue.  To give more volume “return” hairs are tied in along with longer hairs to create the desired amount of volume.  Every hair has a direction, or grain, like in wood.  If the cuticle isn’t removed it causes matting and easy tangling since the hairs are lying in opposing directions to create the volume. 

Even though Follea must process even the highest quality European hair, their process is unique in that it is done carefully and in small batches to maintain the integrity of the hair.  Lower cost hair through hair processors often use “swept-off-the-floor” hair and subject it to an acid bath in large vats.  Processing hair in this way can greatly damage the strength of the human hair on your hair system. 

Follow DK International on Facebook for more inside information on the different human hair system offerings.  Even the lower cost human hair options can be high cost, so no matter your choice you want to make sure you’re making an investment that will work for you.