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Hey ladies! This is Cass from where I show you how to manage your Afro-textured hair.

Today, I have a subscriber question from Alissanda and she wrote this:

“Hi Cass! Thanks for all the tips and especially for working so hard to share valuable insights on how to care and love our hair. I live in Montreal, Canada where the real winter hits. It’s -28 degrees Celsius / -18 degrees Fahrenheit as I’m writing to you.”

I’m so sorry girl, I’m so sorry. Oh gosh!

“And, my hair has gone from being the softest to the driest it has ever been. Some factors might explain the dryness. The air in my home is particularly dry and I also gave birth six weeks ago. My hair is not shedding but, it’s very dry.

In terms of my regimen, I deep condition every week with castor oil and shea moisture. I also co-wash and de-tangle with ACV. I apply Cantu Leave-In and Coconut Oil every second day yet my hair is so dry and brittle. I wrap my hair in satin scarf and do protective styles.

What can I do differently? I am out of ideas. Thanks in advance.”

Alissanda, thank you so much for this question. It’s a great question because there’s so many of us that suffer with terrible dryness through the winter months. I do have three tips for extreme dryness issues .

Tip #1: Moisturize twice a day.

The first one I would suggest to you is to moisturize twice a day. Now, you don’t need to do anything fancy. In fact, what I would suggest to you is to fill up a bottle with mostly water and about an ounce or two, so say, you have a four-ounce bottle. Well, you want to probably put like three ounces of water and one ounce of oil in it, and shake it up and twice a day, just spray your hair down. Just spray girl, spray.

It will really, really help a lot with the moisture content.

Tip #2: Use heavier butters and oils daily.

Number two, I suggest that you use heavier butters and oils on a day to day basis. Now, I notice the you mentioned that you are using coconut oil and a leave-in conditioner.

That’s wonderful. But, can I be honest? If you’re going to use coconut oil during the winter months, you’re going to have to use it at least a couple of times a day.

Coconut oil is so great in that it has a strong affinity to our hair’s proteins that it literally penetrates very deep into our hair. But, when we are talking about needing to see or experience moisturized hair, you need an oil that will actually lock in the water and you need something that’s a little bit heavier that won’t just seep into your hair like that.

I know I sound like I’m talking bad about coconut oil but, get this, the thing is that you can use a coconut oil but, you’ll want to use it in combination with a heavier oil or butter that will sit on your hair and keep that moisture on the inside, there on top of your hair so that you don’t experience that extreme dryness.

So, butters and oils like mango butter, shea butter, castor oil… In fact, what you’re using as a deep weekly treatment, I would say, you would want to use that butter and that oil that you’ve been using on a day to day basis or, every other day like you have been doing.

It will really, really help you a lot. I mean, as soon as November hit, I totally switched up what I’m using on my hair now. I’m using a much heavier waxy, thicker kind of butter and a butter and oil mixture for my hair.

Tip #3: Put a satin scarf underneath the wrap.

The third thing I suggest, put a satin scarf underneath the wrap before you tie it up, and it really, really, really helps. I mean, you can even put underneath the wrap, a plastic cap that you might use to shield your hair at the shower.

Those things are really great if you really want to give your hair an opportunity to stay wet and moist underneath. So, totally very, very, very useful way of keeping your hair moisturized.

That was an excellent question. Thank you so much for asking it. Ladies, I’m sure that there are many of you out there that has beat dryness and you have a few tips. Please do share them with me. I’d love to hear them. It’s really educational.

And, if you have a question of your own, why don’t you head on over to to the contact link and send in that question and I’ll be sure to answer you as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for watching. I’ll talk to you all later. Bye!