Because kinky and curly natural hair behaves very differently depending on what it's exposed to and in contact with, understanding how it responds to hot water vs. cold water can help you to manage your natural hair better. This article will help you to decide when to use hot vs. cold water on your hair.
Warm Water is great because:
Unfortunately it also makes hair look more frizzy!
Therefore, it's great for the beginning of the washing process.
Don't use hot water on your hair though! Hot water:
Cold water is great because:
Therefore, it's important to finish your hair wash off with cold water - I also do this for my face. Rinsing your face off with cold water helps to reduce acne (obviously in addition to drinking lots of water and trying to eat well) this is similar to sealing off the hair cuticle with cold water.
In summary, cold water pores and cuticles to shrivel up warm water makes them open up.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx