4C Hair: 3 Easy Ways To Boost Moisture This Winter

Winter is here, and you know what that means – it's time to switch up our hair care routine to keep those gorgeous 4C kinks and coils looking their best. As the temperature drops, so does the moisture in the air, and that can wreak havoc on our beautiful kinks. But what's the science behind it though? Glad you asked! Our hair is hygroscopic, which means it has the ability to absorb moisture from and release moisture into the surrounding environment. When the air is dry, and humidity is low (like in the winter), your hair naturally loses moisture to the air. This is because dry air acts like a sponge, drawing moisture away from anything it touches, including our hair. But fear not sis! I got your back with these 3 winter hair care tips that will have your 4C kinks flourishing all season long.

1. Incorporate Steam Treatments

Picture this: You're in the shower, the warm water is cascading over you, and your bathroom is turning into a steamy oasis. Why not make the most of this steamy situation? One of the best ways to combat dryness in the winter is by using steam when deep conditioning your hair.

Here's how it works: After applying your favorite deep conditioner (we recommend our Avocado Infusion Restorative Conditioner), simply step into the steamy shower or if you prefer, you can sit under a hair steamer. The steam opens up your hair cuticles, allowing the deep conditioner to penetrate deeply and moisturize your hair from the inside out. It's like a spa day for your hair right in your own bathroom!

2. Use Emollient-Rich Moisturizers for Maximum Hydration

Emollients are moisturizing/lubricating substances designed to soften and protect the hair and skin. They work by forming a protective barrier on the hair's surface which seals in moisture. So basically, using emollient rich creams and butters during the winter allows the hair to hold on to more moisture, which is what we want!. We recommend our Coconut Mango Hair Butter, it's packed full of amazing natural emollients like coconut oil, argan oil and mango butter. It's also water based so it doesn't buildup on the hair or leave it feeling weighed down. Your kinks will thank you for it!

3. Trim Away the Dead Weight

Our final tip to help boost moisture in the winter is, give those kinks a trim. It's harder to retain moisture if your ends are split and broken. It's like fighting an uphill battle so give your kinks a fighting chance by starting with a fresh trim. By trimming away the dead weight, you'll have a canvas that's ready to absorb all the moisture and nutrients from your products. Your hair will bounce back with renewed vitality and luster.

So, there you have it sis– three winter hair care tips that will keep your kinks vibrant and flourishing all season long. Stay warm, stay fabulous, and keep rocking your beautiful 4C hair. You got this!

Recommended Products

Kinky Tresses Avocado Infusion Restorative Conditioner

Our Avocado Infusion Restorative Conditioner is the perfect companion for your steamy deep conditioning sessions, ensuring your kinks receive all the moisture they need to thrive in the cold winter air.

Kinky Tresses Avocado Infusion Restorative Conditioner


Kinky Tresses Coconut Mango Hair Butter

Our Coconut Mango Hair Butter is a game-changer for 4C hair. It's loaded with all the emollients your hair needs to stay soft and supple, even in the coldest of temperatures.


January 18, 2024 by Kinkytresses.com Staff



Yvonne said:

Thank you for these tips. I haven’t received my sampler order yet but will use it as directed above in your article about keeping your hair moist during the winter months. One thing I was going to do anyway today was trim my hair from the split ends. I am glad that you gave this information in your article and explained the benefit for doing this. I will report back when I receive my products. Thank you and God bless your business and staff.

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