Fall & Winter Tips by Jenell B Stewart

Fall & Winter Tips by Jenell B Stewart

Fall & Winter can be harsh on our hair. Here are my tips to help you make it through this Fall & Winter with healthy moisturized hair.


About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Doris Cooks

    I am very proud of you in Brooklyn. Thanks for all your help with the natural hair. Do you only use the oils? No grease?

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell Stewart

      No grease. I use leave in conditioner, then natural oils and then a moisturizer.

  • cb

    how can you moisturize hair, while in protective styles? cornrows that is kept in 4weeks or 2strand twists?

  • sm

    I shampoo weekly and follow with a deep conditioning. Is that OK?

  • April Mckellar

    I love love love your advice!

  • Mrs. LuvLace

    Jenell, I love your blog, your FB page and You Tube videos. You are so well informed and share great information and tutorials. Please keep up the great work!! You are by far my favorite Naturalista :)

  • Tishana Trainor

    Great advice, Jenell! I JUST did a trim this weekend and did a quick flat twist protective style. I will be wearing this style for a month, re-doing it weekly. October is usually my “protective month’…

  • Precious Miriam

    Thanks a lot Jenell this post has helped me a lot. Do you think that it’s possible for a person’s hair to go through so many changes in the Fall/Winter that they may need to use different hair products than in the Spring/Summer months? My hair is literally going crazy. Nothing seems to work. I literally want to cut my hair and start over, but no one wants to cut it since it’s grown so much during the Summer Castor Oil Challenge. I just clipped my ends. The moment I moisturize it, it feels dry within hours, I use the same products that I’ve always used…I’m currently thinking about trying Shea Moisture’s Yucca and Baobab line as well as their Curl Enhancing Smoothie.I’m currently using Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter line, along with my homemade Shea Butter Cream. I thought about getting a new bonnet because I don’t know what the problem may be. I contacted Flor Bella, and I’m spending almost $100.00 there for myself and my two daughters. I believe that it’s worth it. I just want healthy hair. Length is not important to me. Do you have further advise for me? Thanks in advance!

    • ss (short & sweet)

      Miriam, I hear you.
      1. I HAVE to change my products with the seasons. I never throw out “failed” products, I used them later and discovered they worked.

      2. I also accept that products used for WNG may sometimes fail for twist outs. I have had great WNG products flake miserably during twist-out take down. Some products like Shea Moisture CES leave my WNG moist, but don’t provide curl definition. It also makes my twist outs frizzy. I have not found a “one product does it all” styler for my hair! LOL!

      3. I took my favorite winter styling product (Kinky Curly) on a trip to the Caribbean last December and the humidity made it an absolute fail!!

      Appreciating the humectant and protein properties in my hair products was the solution for me. I have summer and winter products!


      • Precious Miriam

        Thanks again Jenell for responding…the hunting for products continues…

  • Shyne Millions

    Thrift stores are great places to find rEAL silk and satin scarves for like $3.

  • Thighs Like What

    For some reason Shea Butter causes severe itching of my scalp! I was SO disappointed when I realized this, but I still use it on the ends of my hair.

    I just have to be careful not to use lotions, creams, or oil mixes that have shea in it (which is kinda hard to do) on my scalp. Grrr! lol

    • Tracie Colline

      You just might be allergic to shea butter.

  • LaVonne Dillard

    I’m a newbie to the natural world. Still trying to learn my hair and what it wants. It’s all soo much. I’ve worn wigs and weaves for over 25 years so I have ZERO styling abilities. I’m by no means frustrated just a wee bit overwhelmed. I’ve been watching your youtube channel religiously (especially since it’s slow at work) and I feel like I’ve learned so much. Implementing what I’ve learned, well that’s another story but it’s nice to know I have somewhere to go to figure out what I did right/wrong on this journey.

  • Nana


    I am Anne and I have been natural for the past 6 years. I travel a lot for work and always wear breads and weaves to protect my hair. I give it some fresh hair (no protective style) every 6 weeks.
    Due to frequent tractions, my hair line is thinning and I would like to let my own hair down for a month.
    I was wondering if fall/winter would not be too harsh for a first?

    Thank you for your comments/ suggestions….


  • MsPhyl

    I use a shea butter by CCs Naturals. Is a butter a moisturizer of sealer?