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!
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