The leaves are crunching beneath our leather Stuart Weitzman booties, which can only mean one thing: Fall is finally here. Bring on the cozy sweaters and chats by the fireplace. Many consider autumn to be the elite season, and there is a lot to love. The fashion world flourishes, pumpkin spice comes into vogue, and orange literally becomes the new black.
But one thing that bums us out is the lack of moisture in the air. Fall is drier than a Nathan Fielder comedy set, which is rough on the tresses. The dryness can increase your chances of damage and might even cause breakage. There are ways that you can protect your locks from becoming a casualty of fall. Check out our tips for maintaining your hair health this season.
Longer strands fall prey to breakage more often than freshly trimmed locks. Now that salons are opening back up again, grab your mask and get a trim! Snip those wispy split ends. You’ll find that your hair looks instantly healthier, and thicker too!
Fall is quite rough on your hair, so it is definitely going to need some extra TLC. You can pamper your main with conditioning treatments! A Satin Finish Conditioning Treatment will protect, restore, and revitalize your strands.
For those who adorn long locks, ponytails were a summer necessity when you wanted to beat the heat. But ponytail holders tug at the scalp and are tight around vulnerable strands. Wearing them often makes you more susceptible to breakage.
This goes for any season, but especially winter! Never style your hair without heat protectant. Heat might work very well for styling, but it’s not exactly healthy. Skipping the protectant is like skipping food before a night of drinking. You aren’t doing your future self any favors!
Washing your hair every single day can strip it of essential oils. For many, breaking this habit can be tough. Women who work out regularly often want to wash their hair daily. It’s ok to take a shower but skip the shampoo sometimes. You can use water to rinse the sweat from your scalp and conditioner to keep it silky.
A little bit of patience goes a long way with hair. Allow your hair to air-dry a tiny bit before picking up the dryer. Applying heat to sopping wet hair is not only damaging but also causes frizz. Keep your mane sheltered and frizz-free by waiting until your hair is at least 50% air-dried.
Cotton sheets might be cozy, but they are notoriously bad for your skin and hair. While you sleep, cotton steals moisture from you. This can cause flakey skin and split ends. Silk, on the other hand, is a wonderful sleep partner. It reduces friction and doesn’t absorb all your moisture.
If you live in especially cold areas, venturing outdoors with damp hair is something you want to avoid. The water in your locks crystallizes and expands when exposed to cold temperatures. This will ultimately break your hair, so always make sure to air dry or use a dryer!
As the weather cools down, a hot steamy shower sounds delicious. But like a piece of pumpkin pie, it’s not exactly good for you. Hot showers are thieves of moisture both in your hair and skin. It can cause brittle tresses and lead to damage. Keep the shower temperature as cool as you can comfortably stand.
No, seriously. Fall can be a really stressful time. In contrast to the leisurely vibe of pools and parties during the summer, fall can feel bustling and very tense. Anxiety can push hair into what’s known as a resting phase, stopping your hair’s natural growth cycle. This will, in turn, lead to thinner and more vulnerable strands.
Your hair becomes more elastic when it is wet. In other words, wet hair is fragile. Brushing your hair too often can cause damage on its own, but brushing while your hair is still wet is worse. Many people can’t wait for their hair to dry before brushing, which is understandable. However, waiting for your hair to gain a bit of firmness is going to go a long way.
We know this might sound like a shameless plug, but you need quality hair tools if you want to keep your locks looking and feeling fabulous. Drug store hair tools don’t use the proper materials necessary to protect your strands from damage. They might be easy on the wallet, but they are extremely harsh on hair. Spend a tiny bit more for tools that will help you, not hurt you this fall!
As the winter winds continue to whip, taking your hair’s natural moisture with them and tangling your locks, it is important that you create a solid routine in order to maintain healthy hair. The good news is that FHI Heat, via its full line of Stylus Haircare Products, has already done a lot of the hard work for you. We have created a line of products that protect your hair from any difficulties, whether from the weather, from chemicals or heat, or just everyday wear and tear. Our products will leave your hair soft, manageable, and shiny. One of the best perks about the Stylus Haircare products is that they work together beautifully to take care of your hair from the beginning to the end of the styling process.
When the air turns cold and the world turns darker and greyer, odds are that you are searching for color to help you keep on the bright side of life. Holiday lights and decorations offer some light, but you should also consider winter hair colors to add some brightness to your look this holiday season. FHI Heat understands the latest trends in holiday hair colors and has some advice for styling tools and products, as well. Read on to see if one of these looks is on your wish list and if you think it will get you a second glance under the mistletoe.
As you hustle and bustle preparing for the holidays, we at FHI Heat are thinking about the best and brightest hairstyles that will get you through the coming weeks. Odds are you have some very special places to go in the coming days, and your hair needs to be ready. Considering that last year you spent the holidays tucked away at home, for the most part, it is even more important this year that your hair be on point. Here are 12 of our favorite hairstyles for the season. Not only will they be easy to create, but you can also use FHI Heat products to make the process even more streamlined.