I know, winter time can feel like the mark of #silkpressseason, and we’re not ever going to deter you away from a good solid silk press. But keep protective styling, in any form, at the top of mind, too. “Wearing protective styles can be extremely beneficial in the colder months. It is important to protect the hair from harsh weather conditions and the cold, as well as the vast differences between going into a heated room and out into the cold winter air,” says Taylor. She suggests a looser protective style so as to not put further stress on the hair strands, such as loose twists, if you have a curlier hair type. If you have a hair type such as 1A, 1B, 1C, or 2A opt for wearing your hair in a loose braid, or a loose bun.