As we approach the time of year when fun in the sun fades into sweater weather, you may have also noticed changes in the way your hair retains moisture. Prevent split ends, breakage, and damage with a winter regimen chock full of creamy, moisturizing products.
From your shampoo and conditioner to your styling products, upgrade your weekly hair routine to products that treat your dry strands without stripping them of moisture. And please don’t skip out on those 20-minute deep-conditioning sessions. Pair a hydrating conditioner with steam or a heat cap to soften your tresses while locking-in moisture and shine.
Whether you prefer to sport a springy high top, protect your hair with cornrows, or starting your loc journey, these are the best winter products for your natural hair in 2022.
1. Bevel Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Formulated with moisturizing key ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter, this sulfate-free shampoo reduces buildup without leaving your hair stripped of its natural oils. Use this as your weekly cleanser and follow up with the BEVEL Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Conditioner to strengthen and hydrate your kinks and coils.
2. Aveda Invati Men™ Nourishing Exfoliating Shampoo
Treat your quenched strands with this invigorating exfoliating shampoo. Boasting wintergreen-derived salicylic acid, its nourishing ingredients remove build-up and help to prevent thinning. Revitalize your scalp with this product and revel in thicker, shinier hair this winter.
3. TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask
BEST HAIR MASK
Just like its name suggests, this super moisturizing deep conditioner is nothing short of a miracle. Fortified with raw honey, jojoba oil, and olive oil, revive damaged hair and reduce split ends with this decadent deep conditioner. Simply apply to clean hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes before washing it out. Your hair will instantly feel softer and healthier!
4. Shea Moisture Avocado Butter and Manuka Honey Deep Conditioner
BEST DEEP CONDITIONER
Designed for men with tighter curls, deeply hydrate your type 4 hair with this sulfate and paraben-free hair mask. After you’re done shampooing, massage this conditioner into your hair and scalp to retain ultimate hydration. This go-to deep conditioner for natural hair is a gentle yet effective formula that can be used daily.
5. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
ANOTHER GREAT HAIR MASK
This staple deep treatment from Shea Moisture checks off all the right boxes: deeply moisturizing, restores damaged hair, and blends clean, simple ingredients. Restore color-damaged hair and banish dryness when you add this shea butter hair mask to your wash-day regimen. After you wash this treatment out of your hair, follow up with a creamy styler for optimal results.
6. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Quench! Intensive Leave-In Conditioner
BEST LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
This leave-in conditioner nourishes the hair without weighing it down. Made with marshmallow root, olive oil, and shea butter, it works on contact, leaving hair soft, smooth, and manageable throughout the day. Perfect for waves and coils, it is additionally sulfate-free and paraben-free.
7. Aveda Invati Men™ Scalp Revitalizer
BEST SCALP TREATMENT
As winter begins to settle in, caring for your scalp becomes imperative during this time of year. Blended with potent plant actives, this scalp treatment stimulates hair thickness and moisturizes your tresses. Pair it with the Invati Nourishing Exfoliating Shampoo to tackle hair thinning and dryness at the root.
8. Pattern Hydration Shampoo
BEST HYDRATING SHAMPOO
The brainchild of a natural hair “OG”, Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pattern brand is quickly becoming a fan favorite among natural hair enthusiasts. The Hydration Shampoo is a gentle, moisturizing cleanser that’s infused with natural ingredients like aloe vera leaf juice, coconut oil, and honey. Sport softer, juicier curls, thanks to this safe and paraben-free shampoo.
9. Bumble and Bumble Grooming Crème
BEST HAIR STYLER
This satiny grooming crème provides lasting definition and hold minus the residue. Use this hydrating styler to condition your strands and to set a twist out, wash-n-go, or to groom your locs. Whether you’re going for a voluminous look (go big or go home, right?) or a sleek twist out, this product can be used on blow-dried or air-dried hair.
10. Alikay Naturals Moisture Rich Hair Parfait
ANOTHER GREAT STYLER
This moisturizing, award-winning hair parfait leaves your hair soft to the touch and smelling oh-so-delicious. A unique blend of shea butter, argan oil, and coconut oil replenishes hydration while providing shine and definition. Add this creamy styler to your hair regimen and rock your natural coils and curls all winter long.
11. Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength 7 Oil Blend Hair & Scalp Oil
ANOTHER GREAT SCALP TREATMENT
What’s a winter hair regimen without an invigorating oil to lock in moisture? The Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Hair & Scalp Oil is infused with potent ingredients like castor oil to strengthen your 4c hair from breakage and to seal moisture. Just one use decreases breakage by 94%, making it a staple hair oil no matter the season.
12. Cordless Deep Conditioning Heat Cap
BEST HEAT CAP
As temperatures continue to lower, you may have to crank up the heat on your hair regimen. A deep conditioning cap is a vital tool that can help protect your hair against breakage and dryness. Simply, apply your favorite deep conditioner to clean hair and place a heat cap over your head for 15-20 minutes. The heat cap allows the conditioner to penetrate your hair strands, stimulates hair growth, and leaves your hair softer and more supple.