Have you given thought to when is your retention best and worst? What season does your hair love and hate? Most would likely consider winter harshest and summer the best. I once thought the same but I now believe differently.
Many days during cooler months, my hair doesn’t see the light of day; it stays hidden under a beanie. I basically moisturize, seal, toss on a beanie and out the door I go. The beanie does not come off until I’m at my destination, if at all. I love beanies; they are a fashion statement. Therefore, I wear them to not only protect my hair but to also be fashionable. The beauty in all of this is that my hair stays well moisturized because it’s infrequently exposed to the environment.
On the flip side, my hair is exposed a lot in the summer, thus it dries out quicker. I only hide under hats when I’m at an all-day event. Otherwise, my hair is fully exposed when running around town, going place to place. I kinda feel crazy wearing a beanie when it’s 100 degrees out. I have ball caps but trying to find a stylish way to pull that off is so much harder than a beanie so I rarely wear them.
In the past, I focused my attention on caring for my hair in the winter as I thought it was the toughest and roughest on my hair. My a-ha moment had me believing otherwise. Therefore, I increased my deep conditioning frequency to 2x weekly this summer. It pained me to fiddle with my hair multiple times per week but now that the hottest temps are behind us, I can fully say, it was a benefit to my hair: less breakage, more moisture and increased retention.
What Season Does Your Hair Prefer?
SN: I do believe this is climate driven. I live in a southern state, thus we have really hot summers. While we feel our winters are cold, I recognize they are nothing compared to what occurs in northern states. Therefore, I can see where a northern state diva would feel winter is harshest. Chime in…I wanna hear your thoughts.