Now that the summer is coming to an end, it's time to switch up your haircare routine. The cooler fall weather brings dry, cold air, which can make your tresses frizzy, brittle, and totally unmanageable. And although we are still dealing with the heat here in Florida, the cool temps are just around the corner. And when it hits, The change in temperature can really confuse your hair—and we're talking both color and texture. Here are some great tips to keep the weather stress
1. Give your ponytail a rest.
This cute and quick style is great for hot summer days, but it causes breakage and scalp stress. It's even worse as the weather gets colder, and your hair gets dryer. Instead, wear your hair mostly down or softly pinned up. And even if you wear a ponytail a few times a week, never wear it to bed.
2. Get a trim.
No matter what, you should get a haircut to clean up your ends every 8 to 12 weeks. A summer of sun exposure can leave your hair damaged and fried. And, the longer your hair, the more susceptible you are to breakage. Speak to your stylist about cutting away split ends, or consider a fresh new style altogether.
3. Give your hair an extra dose of moisture.
You know the itchy, dry skin that naturally comes with colder weather? The same goes for your hair. "The transition between summer to fall is when it is vital to add a hair mask or change your shampoo or conditioner so your hair can adjust to the change in temperature. It's vital to add a mask or gloss treatment, which will condition ends and give your hair lots of healthy shine. Consider a bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment to combat static and tangles that come with fall hats and scarves. Just 10 minutes a few times a week is all you need to keep hair healthy.
4. Invest in new styling products. Use Natural Ingredients.
Using heat-activated tools can cause all sorts of damage, especially during the colder months. Natural ingredients are the go-to because they won't strip your hair of oils like synthetic and alcohol based ingredients do So, you should add a few protectant products (spray, serum, mouse, or cream) to your winter beauty arsenal. And before you pick up the blow dryer or curling iron, spritz a touch of protectant on your wet strands to help prevent breakage.
5. Buy a New Clarifying shampoo and conditioner. Invest in Volumizer.
For Daily Use, Make sure to use a quality cleanser that washes away normal wear and tear from the environment like pollution and smoke, but does not strip your hair of its natural oils and lipids. Summer can leave a lot of build-up at your roots – salt sprays, sunscreens, and sand can all cause greasy, limp roots. Start the new season off right by giving your scalp a good detox by using a clarifying shampoo and conditioner once every two weeks. Try our favorite Treatment Shampoo from Oribe!
As the weather gets colder, the humidity decreases, which may cause your hair to go flat. A good volumizer will give your roots the much needed boost!
Disclaimer: clarifying shampoos are not made for those for color treated hair because it will strip hair of color. Color-virgins only.