The seasons have changed, and its really time to change up your haircare routine too. Joana Teixeira gives us some top tips
Changing seasons bring with them a need to alter your regular hair care routine. The regime you’ve been following in the summer may have gone perfectly, but as the temperatures lower and the heating goes on, a fresh approach is required. With that said, let’s check out a few things you should be considering changing up or adding to your Autumn hair care regime.
As we come out of the summer and into the Autumn, this is a great time to switch out your hair products and treat yourself to some new ones. Anything that looks like it’s past its best has to go; that includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Start the season with fresh products and you’ll have taken a good first step to combatting any autumnal issues before they arise.
Like with new products, now’s the time for a new haircut. It doesn’t have to be drastic, that’s entirely your prerogative, but even a quick trim to get rid of sun-damaged strands and split ends is a great way to start the season.
Go easy on the straighteners
The added heat is not going to do your hair any favours, so limit the amount you use your favourite irons. Better still, learn how to straighten hair without heat. It’s easier than you think and involves the combination of a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, hair mask and serum. Once you’ve mastered how to do it without heat styling tools you might even never go back!
Increase the moisture
Due to the cooler outdoors weather and the cranking up of indoor heat, hair can become more susceptible to dryness. The best way of combatting this? Increase moisture levels in your hair. That means using deep conditioning products that are moisture rich. You can also get a boost of moisture by simply adding a few drops of hair oils that contain coconut, argan or jojoba into your shampoo.
Soothe the scalp
It’s not just your hair that’s vulnerable with the change of season; your scalp can easily become dry and irritated too. Now’s the time to invest in a quality anti-dandruff shampoo to make sure that your scalp stays healthy and you can avoid those unwanted white flakes on your shoulder.
This is as easy as investing in a hat! When the weather really turns, headwear is your hair’s best friend. The last thing you want is the freezing cold winds or downpour of rain to attack your locks, so always take a hat with you wherever you go. Don’t wear it when you don’t need to though; when the weather’s good enough let your hair breathe as much as it can.
Now that you know a handful of ways to protect your hair in the colder season, you can put them into action. From the simplicity of covering up when you need to, to learning how to straighten hair without heat styling tools, you can keep your hair looking beautiful all Autumn.
What are your top tips for looking after your hair as the seasons change ?