Winter equates to two things in my world: Caramel Brulee and Peppermint Mocha Lattes at Starbucks, and moisturizing my hair and skin at every given opportunity.
It is imperative that I deep condition once a week using my hair steamer or a heating cap (which I take the opportunity to do with music blaring and my right hand clutched firmly around my Starbuck’s cup!). If I don’t…I might as well bring out the welcome wagon for dry hair and lots of knots and tangles.
Me at the Ouidad New York Salon with Luxe Mediterranean Bay Leaf Treatment and a hot mug of green tea!
Now what to do afterwards? Braids and twists are preferred by some when it’s cold out. I recommend using thicker products, this includes your hair butters and heavier hair creams with emollient butters and oils.
For those that don’t feel like devoting an evening to braiding or twisting, use Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner and a moisturizing gel like Curl Quencher on top! You get the style without the crunch or dryness.
Now tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so if you want to be really fancy, leave your Deep Treatment in your hair and then take a shower or bath. Take the time to use a sugar or salt scrub, depending on your preferences. Afterwards I love using an after bath oil or body butter.
Since you’re multitasking use the extra time to spend with your loved one, be it someone else or yourself. Have a chocolate or two (or the whole box, I won’t judge).
XOXO Empress Ri