Autumn is the perfect time for beautifully leafy woodland walks, warm sweaters and hot chocolate. However, as the season changes and the weather gets colder, various hair problems such as itchy scalp, split ends, dryness and frizz can occur along with it. Wondering how to avoid it? Get cozy, sit back and read our favorite fall hair care tips.
Hydration, Hydration And Hydration Only
In the same way you use a moisturizer for your skin, your hair needs the same daily dose of hydration. No matter what your problem is (split ends, brittle strands or generally damaged hair) there are many reasons why your hair doesn't look healthy. Some of them are sun exposure, shampooing too frequently, not using conditioner, and washing with overly hot water. This is where products like, split end mender oils, leave-in conditioners, and deep conditioning treatment masks come to our aid. They can seal the outer layer of strands so they temporarily appear smoother and more supple. In addition, products of this type protect the hair from further damage by providing a coating that protects against friction and other aggressors such as heat.
Tip: Try incorporating a bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment into your hair care routine. Fifteen minutes of your time is all you need to keep your hair healthy.
Switch Up Your Shampoo And Conditioner
The shampoos, conditioners, and styling products we use have a direct effect on our hair’s health. Therefore, make sure you double-check your labels before putting anything on your hair. Your hair care products should gently cleanse your hair of environmental aggressors, such as pollution and smoke, and not strip your hair of its natural oils and lipids. Try to avoid alcohol-based products containing formaldehyde, propylene glycol, synthetic perfumes, SLS, SLES ... * P. S. Did you know that all SHEDAVI products are silicone, sulfate, mineral oil, gluten, petrolatum and paraben FREE?
Invest In New Styling Products
Using heat-activated tools can cause all sorts of damage, especially as the weather gets colder. However, it is desirable to treat yourself sometimes, right? Therefore, invest money in quality hair styling products. The bottom line with heat styling tools like curling irons, flat irons, blow-dryers, and hair-dryer brushes is to limit their usage. Keep in mind that it is preferable to air-dry, especially if you have fine, thinning, dry, or natural hair. Do you like interesting combinations of hair care products? Try our The Everything Bundle which, as its name suggests, contains everything. You can cleanse, condition, treat, nourish and style with this system effortlessly!
Do Get a Trim
Dealing with split ends is the most difficult part of any hair care routine, regardless of your hair type. Remember, no one is immune, and even if you religiously follow all of the hair care rules to a tee, your ends will eventually break. Therefore, if you want healthy hair, regular trims are essential. When it comes to the frequency of haircuts, just listen to your hair. It will tell you when it's time.
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Don't Dramatically Change Hair Color
The truth is, sometimes we all feel it’s time for a change. Then remember that nothing can change your look like a fresh new color, face brightening highlights, or a lowlight to add depth. However, dramatic and frequent hair color changes can cause serious damage, especially to textured hair. If you’re thinking about changing the color of your curls to celebrate the arrival of autumn, these are our favorites.
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Caramel - to brighten up the whole look in a discreet way.
Copper - the ideal way to transition your previous blond highlights from the summer.
Red - if you want a bolder statement look for your curls during fall, red will be the perfect way to add warmth to any cold day.
Brown Plus Blonde - to add more dynamism and style to your fall hair look.
Highlights - for gorgeous, radiant and vibrant style.
Honey and Chocolate - one of the best combinations for women with curly hair. It’s subtle but glowing and you will never go unnoticed if you choose these shades.
Give your hair a break
Remember, health is wealth. From time to time, your hair needs a break from heat tools and various hairstyles like high ponytails, bundles and even braids. As easy as they are to make, they still cause stress on the hair and scalp. This is especially exacerbated by the arrival of colder autumn days. Therefore, it would be good to make small changes in your fall hair care.
How to Know If You’re Stressing Your Hair:
- More split ends than ever before
- Hair shedding
- Bumps from braided styles, usually around the edges of your hair
- Loss of shine and the appearance of a duller color
If you’re starting to see some of these signs, it’s time to give your hair a break. It may be difficult for you to give up your favorite protective hairstyles, but it’s more beneficial in the long run to let your hair breathe so that it will flourish long term.
With the arrival of dry weather and cold temperatures our curls require a different routine than in summer. To avoid frazzled and dehydrated locks, nourish your hair with quality and hydrating ingredients to help keep hair soft, smooth and free of unwanted breakage.
If you are wondering how to choose a healthy hair routine just for you, take our quiz and let our in-house beauty experts help you.