Autumn is here and many of us are starting to notice a slight drop in temperature. As we begin to transition from the hot summer to the cooler season of fall, we find ourselves shifting gears and returning to more structured routines. The autumn marks the start of new beginnings as schools begin, new jobs are started, and college campuses are filled for the next year. Along with these changes, we accommodate our minds and bodies to adapt by buying warmer clothes, changing our skincare routine, and by adjusting to a new sleep schedule. However, one thing that we find easy to neglect, but essential to conform is your own hair-care routine. Here are 4 tips to help keep your hair healthy and beautiful this fall.
Get a Trim
Although the sun has given your hair some natural streaks and a boost of color, all of the Vitamin D you soaked up has probably left the ends of your hair looking and feeling dry. A trim will not only help your hair look healthier and thicker but will also get rid of last season’s split ends and induce future growth. It is recommended to get a trim every eight to eleven weeks, but it can be more or less depending on the conditions of your hair.
Cut Back on Shampoo Time
During the hot summer season, shampooing everyday feels like a must with all of the humidity and heat. Now that the weather is getting colder, over washing your hair will lead to more damage, as it will strip away its natural oils. It’s best if you try to shampoo every other day, using a dry shampoo in between to give you a freshly washed look.
Find the Right Moisturizing Products for You
We all have that one friend that we envy for his/her hair. Although it’s tempting to ask what products they may use, might want to think twice before introducing your own hair to it. You should focus on products that work well for your texture and hair type. If you have fine, thin hair, avoid using heavy or thick moisturizing products that will weigh your hair down. Focus on “lightweight” products instead, which will allow your hair to maintain it’s natural movement. If your hair is thick and dry, moisturizing it with a product like argan oil once or twice a week isn’t a bad idea.
Invest in a Heat Protectant
Although it’s great allowing your hair to dry naturally while the sun is out and the weather is warm, now that it’s getting colder it might be time to take out that hairdryer from your closet. It’s also necessary to invest in a high quality heat protectant to keep your hair from frizzing. In addition, avoid ironing with flat irons and curling irons on a regular basis, as it will fry your hair causing it to look dull and dry.
We all have trouble keeping our hair moisturized and frizz free, but these four tips along with the will help you to keep your locks long and beautiful. When looking for the best hair products, be sure to look for ones that will nourish and protect your hair.
Lucy is a fashion blogger with an interest in all things style-related. She loves trying out different styles and adapting them to her own life; she also likes to share what she’s learned along the way.