Natural Tricks for Retaining Moisture in those Curls and Coils All Yea - Koils by Nature

Natural Tricks for Retaining Moisture in those Curls and Coils All Year Long 

Keeping curls and coils naturally moisturized is, well, a thing. Especially when the hair is blessed with volume and layers. 


Each season has its own tricks and demands. In the summer months we have to work with the heat and in some places the humidity, while in the winter months we have to work with the dry air - not to mention all those hats and scarves which can dry out our curls and coils. 


And yes, even in Spring and Fall, those transitional seasons, have some of their own challenges and characteristics. So how do we retain that delicious moisture all year long? Let’s find out!


How to retain moisture during the summer months

Our hair is extremely sensitive to our environment and weather conditions. In the summer months, with all that humidity, many of us have to deal with, yes, frizz. But beyond that frizz, we also have to deal with that intense sun drying out that necessary moisture from our curls and coils. So how do we avoid frizz, prevent dryness and continue to love the texture and nature of our hair?


Well, first we should always prepare for what we know from all the past years, what's about to arrive with that summer heat. The first place to start is by finding yourself an awesome sun hat, or scarf to protect your roots and strands from that blazing heat. A little bit of sun is always good, Vitamin D and all its glory. But, everything in moderation right? Too much exposure to the sun’s rays will make your strands brittle and weak. And who wants any of that? Having a hat or scarf handy will protect your scalp and your strands from too much sun exposure. Especially during that 12-4pm sun. Then in the evenings you can let your hair do its glorious thing. 


And second most important weapon for protecting your hair from summer tease, is by armoring up with an all natural leave-in conditioner that you know works on your curls and coils. Look out for a leave-in conditioner with coconut oil, not only will it hydrate your curls and coils, but coconut oil also has this underrated power to actually protect you from the sun. Coconut oil has a natural SPF of about 4-5, which isn’t 30, but it is certainly something. 


By creating a healthy and enjoyable hair care routine during the summer months, your hair will look and feel healthy and awesome. It’ll also make the transition into Fall much easier, because your curls and coils (and scalp) won’t be damaged and will be moisturized. 


How to retain moisture during the winter months

You will certainly have to start preparing your scalp and hair for winter during the autumn months. A hot oil treatment with your favorite essential oils like jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and black castor oil is a great way to start. 


When the winter months do arrive, we recommend going for a L.O.C. method for hydrating those curls and coils. The (L)iquid or leave-in conditioner (which should have water as one of the first ingredients) is the first step to moisturizing your curls and coils. The (O)il seals the moisture into those curls and coils, while the (C)ream (butter or gel) will further seal in that moisture, so none of it escapes your hair cuticles.  


A part of the L.O.C. method, but sort of its own category because of how necessary it is, is your creams and butters. During the winter months you will need to find a nourishing butter that includes shea butter, coconut butter, avocado butter, aloe butter and essential oils to really nourish your beautiful curls and coils. 


Our final thoughts on retaining moisture all year long

If you’ve been dealing with dry and brittle curls and coils, you’ll know these adjustments to your hair care routine are worth it, plain and simply worth it. It may seem overwhelming at first, but as you get to know your hair's rhythm and tendencies according to the climate and seasonal shifts, you’ll know how to manage your hair so that it looks its healthiest and best from one season to the next. 


Have you recently discovered a new trick to keep your curls or coils nourished and moisturized during the summer or winter months? We’d love to hear about it and share your wisdom with the community! 

Natural Tricks for Retaining Moisture in those Curls and Coils All Year Long 

Keeping curls and coils naturally moisturized is, well, a thing. Especially when the hair is blessed with volume and layers. 


Each season has its own tricks and demands. In the summer months we have to work with the heat and in some places the humidity, while in the winter months we have to work with the dry air - not to mention all those hats and scarves which can dry out our curls and coils. 


And yes, even in Spring and Fall, those transitional seasons, have some of their own challenges and characteristics. So how do we retain that delicious moisture all year long? Let’s find out!


How to retain moisture during the summer months

Our hair is extremely sensitive to our environment and weather conditions. In the summer months, with all that humidity, many of us have to deal with, yes, frizz. But beyond that frizz, we also have to deal with that intense sun drying out that necessary moisture from our curls and coils. So how do we avoid frizz, prevent dryness and continue to love the texture and nature of our hair?


Well, first we should always prepare for what we know from all the past years, what's about to arrive with that summer heat. The first place to start is by finding yourself an awesome sun hat, or scarf to protect your roots and strands from that blazing heat. A little bit of sun is always good, Vitamin D and all its glory. But, everything in moderation right? Too much exposure to the sun’s rays will make your strands brittle and weak. And who wants any of that? Having a hat or scarf handy will protect your scalp and your strands from too much sun exposure. Especially during that 12-4pm sun. Then in the evenings you can let your hair do its glorious thing. 


And second most important weapon for protecting your hair from summer tease, is by armoring up with an all natural leave-in conditioner that you know works on your curls and coils. Look out for a leave-in conditioner with coconut oil, not only will it hydrate your curls and coils, but coconut oil also has this underrated power to actually protect you from the sun. Coconut oil has a natural SPF of about 4-5, which isn’t 30, but it is certainly something. 


By creating a healthy and enjoyable hair care routine during the summer months, your hair will look and feel healthy and awesome. It’ll also make the transition into Fall much easier, because your curls and coils (and scalp) won’t be damaged and will be moisturized. 


How to retain moisture during the winter months

You will certainly have to start preparing your scalp and hair for winter during the autumn months. A hot oil treatment with your favorite essential oils like jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and black castor oil is a great way to start. 


When the winter months do arrive, we recommend going for a L.O.C. method for hydrating those curls and coils. The (L)iquid or leave-in conditioner (which should have water as one of the first ingredients) is the first step to moisturizing your curls and coils. The (O)il seals the moisture into those curls and coils, while the (C)ream (butter or gel) will further seal in that moisture, so none of it escapes your hair cuticles.  


A part of the L.O.C. method, but sort of its own category because of how necessary it is, is your creams and butters. During the winter months you will need to find a nourishing butter that includes shea butter, coconut butter, avocado butter, aloe butter and essential oils to really nourish your beautiful curls and coils. 


Our final thoughts on retaining moisture all year long

If you’ve been dealing with dry and brittle curls and coils, you’ll know these adjustments to your hair care routine are worth it, plain and simply worth it. It may seem overwhelming at first, but as you get to know your hair's rhythm and tendencies according to the climate and seasonal shifts, you’ll know how to manage your hair so that it looks its healthiest and best from one season to the next. 


Have you recently discovered a new trick to keep your curls or coils nourished and moisturized during the summer or winter months? We’d love to hear about it and share your wisdom with the community! 

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