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    k, i just moved to new york and previously i lived in england where i was only natural during the warmer spring/summer months. so this is my first winter natural. atm i use a water/oil mixture as a moisturiser but im not sure this will be enough - i don't want my hair to get dry and damaged. what do ppl in cold places use? open to any suggestions thanks

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    I live in Michigan, and the winters are crazy cold. I've never had separate hair products for the winter and separate products for the summer, I've always used the same things all year round. Are you looking for something heavier for the winter, or something creamier, or what?

    I guess the idea to use something more moisturizing than usual would make sense since people say that the dry air in the house from the heating system drains the moisture levels from your hair and skin...

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    The 'hawk' here can be crazy cold too at times. Even when I had a rela.xer I always make sure my head is covered and this has helped to keep my ends in tact. I have visited NY (my in laws live there) and there really is no comparison to Ak. so you should be fine condish washing.

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    i guess something creamier - my hair isn't exactly dry but it feels a little brittle when im running my fingers through it (very bad habit, but it feels soooooooooooo gd) and i don't want to to start breaking off or anything, especially if the heating systems mess me up.

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    I also have different summer and winter products. It's not a good idea to go into the cold w/ wet hair at all. In the winter, I use a heavy pomade, like shea butter pomade, or I will mix up my own thing w/ raw shea and cocoa butter. I will let the steam get to my hiar in the am, or run my wet hands through my hair to "plump" up my twists a bit. But since I am in OHIO, I won't leave the house w/ wet hair. I wear hats in the winter. I line them w/ a satin hair cap, so the wool doens't mess w/ the hair. I will usually take my home made leave-in spray to work so I can fluff it out once I get there. good luck to ya, and welcome to the states!

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    I use grease in the winter, and I always wear my satin scarf or bonnet under my coat hood.

    ajargon: Hey im in Ohio too, Dayton area (Springfield to be exact), What part are you from?

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    Hey Danger,

    What did you do with your hair in the winter while in England. I ask because I live here now and wore twists pretty much all winter but have been considering braids this year although they will be a last resort. I have gotten to the point where I don't want to fool with hair that is not mine so that is a little limiting. But I would be interested in hearing how someone else braved the winters here since I'm still pretty new to it.

    TIA

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    What did you do with your hair in the winter...

    hey! where in england are u at? i BC'd at christmas back home in nigeria and wore my hair in braids until april... this was mainly because my mother freaked out at seeing my hair short and pretty much wouldn't let me wear it back like that, and also because i was at boarding school and wouldnt have had enough time to style it properly. the braids were convenient, but i definitely missed my hair! this winter i'm planning on wearing my hair out - or maybe in twists. i lived in the south of england so i never got proper winter - which is why im so nervous about being in new york! but up north i kno it gets pretty cold. lots of silk/satin scarves, and a water softener (check for your area, but water there tends to be hard and dries my hair out) may help tho.

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