I am a spring baby so I flourish in the spring and so does my hair. Winter has taken a toll on our hair with its cold temperatures this year and dry air. So, spring is the time for a new start; time to dust off the remnants of Old Man Winter and bask in the warmer temps and beautiful sunshine.
Anytime I am transitioning from one season to the next, I like to clarify my hair just to start with a fresh and clean set of hair. Clarifying means that you use a sulfate based shampoo that strips the hair of product buildup, but it also strips the hair of its natural oils; so use only when necessary. The winter to spring transition step is important because a lot of our winter products tend to be heavy creams, oils, and butters that protect our hair from the elements. But in the spring time, these products aren’t necessarily needed and can cause excess build up, so it’s important to remove them from your hair. My clarifier of choice is Organic Root Stimulator Aloe Shampoo or Shea Moisture Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Play switch-a-roo with your products. Let’s say goodbye (or rather see you later) to a few of the products we have been using for the past couple of months.
Butters And Oils
Heavy butters and oils like Jamaican Black Castor Oil weighs the hair down and can clog your scalp and inhibit your hair follicles to prosper. I reserve these products only for the winter. Replace them with medium to light oils like extra virgin olive oil, safflower oil, or even coconut oil.
Stylers are another product to swap for a lighter option. I love to use water based moisturizers like Dr. Bronner’s leave-in styler during the spring. It still provides moisture but does not weigh down my curls or leave my hair limp.
How are you planning to get your hair spring time ready? Share your tips in the comment section below.