3 Moisturizing Natural Hair Treatments for Fall and Winter

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Now that the cold seasons of Fall and Winter are here, your natural hair will need to be moisturized more often. Cold Fall and Winter air can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. To combat the effects of Fall and Winter weather on your natural hair, try these all-natural moisturizing treatments by Freepeople that can be made with ingredients in your kitchen.

Creamy, thick moisturizers like the ones below are ideal for dry hair that has been stripped by the cold air.

Peppermint & Avocado Hair Mask

Peppermint has a bright and refreshing fragrance that will remind you of candy canes and sweet treats. The addition of avocado to this recipe makes the mask creamy.

The avocado, honey, and olive oil lock moisture into your hair, while the peppermint tea invigorates the scalp, leaving you with luscious, moisturized curls and a fresh, clean feeling.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 drops peppermint essential oil

Mash up the avocado and combine it with the honey, olive oil, and tea. Mix well. Part your hair into 4-6 sections and make 4-6 big twists. Untwist one section of hair. Apply mixture to the section from root to end using your fingers. Re-twist section. Repeat this process until all your twists are covered with the mixture. Place a shower cap over your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair with cool or luke-warm water.

Banana & Almond Oil Hair Mask

The thick and creamy texture of the banana adds weight to this hair mask, making it ideal for brittle, kinky hair. The banana softens your hair and protects its natural elasticity, while the almond oil keeps the moisture locked in. You’re left with smooth, soft hair that’s protected from the drying effects of dry, cool weather.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar of banana baby food
  • 1 tsp almond oil

Combine the banana baby food with the almond oil, and mix well. Part your hair into 4-6 sections and make 4-6 big twists. Untwist one section of hair. Apply mixture to the section from root to end using your fingers. Re-twist section. Repeat this process until all your twists are covered with the mixture. Place a shower cap over your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair with cool or luke-warm water.

Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub

The brown sugar acts as an exfoliator, removing any sweat and sebum buildup on your scalp. The olive oil puts moisture back into the hair, prepping it for the cool, dry months ahead.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Combine the sugar and oil, and mix until you have an even consistency. Part your hair into 4-6 sections and make 4-6 big twists. Gently massage the scrub into your scalp using small circular motions. Rinse your hair to remove the scrub, then wash and condition your hair as usual.

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Which of these hair masks is your favorite? Why?

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