Fall is quickly approaching which means it is time to switch up your hair care routine for the season. Cold weather can negatively impact the quality of your hair. Cold air can cause your hair cuticle to lift which can make it harder to keep it moisturized and more susceptible to breakage.
During this time, it is important to pay more attention to your hair to ensure that it is staying moisturized and healthy.
Fall is the Perfect Time to Change Your Hairstyle
Over summer, hair gets dry, dehydrated and damaged from wear and tear stemming from being in and out of swimming pools and spending time sunbathing. This is especially true if you have fallen off your hair maintenance program or stopped getting regular trims and conditioning treatments. As such, your beautiful, curly locks probably feel dry and frizzy.
So what can you do about it? Leslie Ellen, a curly hair salon specialist says, “Fall is a great time to make a big change if you need to shed the dry summer ends or make a big chop and shed a few inches.”
Leslie explains that with winter approaching, scarves, jackets and coats are coming into play, making it a great time for change. You can bring your hair back to health by bringing it up a few inches and having it just hit the shoulders.
With heavier clothing on your neck, you won’t feel bare with shoulders exposed. This is also a great way to get some swing with your curls. Further, you won’t have to worry about getting your hair stuck in your jacket!
Another great way to feel fresh is to add a deeper or warmer color with a Demi, or a semi-permanent color. This provides a new holiday feel and shine!
The best way to be holiday ready with a fresh new start on hair reformation is to have more than just a cleanup. Doing it now makes sure your hair will be healthy and long past your shoulders again when summer sneaks back up upon us. Just remember that after a big chop or style change that you should maintain your hair regularly by using hydrating conditioners and scheduling regular trims.
Let’s take a look at a few other things you can do to maintain your hair during the fall.
Here are a few additional tips for maintaining your hair during fall:
Moisture Moisture Moisture
If you don’t already have a hydrating hair mask in your hair routine now is the time to add this to your regimen. Using a hydrating hair mask will help seal and lock in moisture which will protect your hair strands by making them softer and more pliable. This will make your hair easier to work with while styling. Next time your hair is feeling dry, try combining avocado, honey, and olive oil for an easy DIY hair mask.
Skip the Shampoo
Shampooing your hair can strip your hair of its natural oils which can make it dry. Instead of using shampoo, wet the hair and apply conditioner. Detangle your hair while the conditioner is in.
Remove Split Ends
To maintain your hair’s health, it is important to get regular trims. Trims help keep your hair healthy by removing dead and split ends which allows it to grow fuller and stronger. It is important not to hold on to length over the health of your hair.
Leslie Ellen Abbate is a trained curly hair specialist in NYC with over 15 years of experience. Leslie Ellen Curly Hair Salon is dedicated to servicing clients of all hair types with the goal to make you look and feel beautiful and confident.