3 of the Best Autumn Hair Care Tips
As the seasons change and summer comes to an end, leaves start falling, you follow the desire to swap out flip flops in exchange for boots, tanks in for sweaters and you’ve noticed your hair not cooperating.
Our hair isn’t all that needs to be updated for the change for cooler weather. So why is your hair not cooperating? As the season changes and the weather gets colder, along with it can come all sorts of hair issues including dryness of the scalp and extra frizz. Don’t be discouraged, though. Get cozy and read on for three top tips that will help you manage your fall-hair woes.
1. Use a Treatment Mask
Seasonal hair loss is common amongst all mammals, including us humans. It is normal to shed roughly 50 to 100 hairs daily and studies have shown that the most common seasons to shed more hair are spring and autumn. We can’t stop this natural cycle of growth. Our hair goes through stages regularly. This is due the life cycle of the hair follicles. For most women, the resting stage takes place in July, and then just a few months later proceeds to fall out. How do you avoid this shedding seasonal hair loss? Great question! We recommend that you take the proper precautions to treat your hair. Soothe and protect your strands with a weekly treatment mask that boosts the hair’s ability to retain moisture, fight frizz and increase shine.
2. Fight the Frizz
If you’re not already using a shampoo for dry hair, you might want to switch to one during the autumn and winter months. The crisp, cold weather can suck the moisture from your strands, and cause static and frizz. So, what do you do? The answer is simple: moisturize. Your hair is on the dry side from the summer sun making it a playground for static electricity. Now, moisture-based products are not for everyone! We don’t recommend changing your shampoo and conditioner but we do suggest a healthy dose of leave-in conditioner for static hair. Leave in conditioner is wonderful because it is moisturizing enough for thicker, curly hair, but lightweight enough that it won’t weigh down your fine, straight hair.
3. Limit heat-styling
Another way to reduce the amount of hair you're yanking out of your head: cut back on heat-styling — and not just because of the damage caused by the heat itself. Limit excessive tugging from blow-drying and the overuse of heated tools such as irons and wands. Also be conscious of how you tie your hair up and with what? No rubber bands!
Follow these top tips and get into a good routine, and your hair will keep shining with health throughout autumn and winter.
Do you have a specific plan for fall haircare? Share your favorite fall natural hair tips below!