Fall & winter present a unique set of problems when it comes to hair care. Unpredictable weather, a drop in humidity and warm, fuzzy hats can make you feel as though you have two different hair types through the year!
If you’ve got very particular arguments with fall and winter every year, definitely hit us up with questions in the comments below this post or on any of our social media accounts. But first, we’ve got some general rules that are great for transitioning to autumn/winter hair care:
Switch to a Nourishing Natural Routine
When it comes to hair styles, battling the elements is difficult enough without adding damaging ingredients into the mix. If you regularly colour your hair, you may consider switching to a natural permanent hair colour such as Tints of Nature Simple Healthier Hair Colour. It contains nourishing plant-based ingredients that protect your hair from damage rather than exacerbating it!
You can also try switching up your shampoo and conditioner to natural options. Because they contain plant oils loaded with vitamins and nutrients, natural hair products are extra effective at repairing and preventing damage. Shampoo such as Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus Brillant Shine Shampoo contains fruit stem cells and is gentle enough to use on colour treated hair. You might want to shampoo a little less often if you’re hair is particularly dry during the cooler months.
And a moisturizing conditioner is also so important. This Pacifica Coconut Power Strong and Long Conditioner is specifically formulated to strengthen and protect hair from damage and pollutants. Its formula contains coconut, rice and superfruits to nourish and moisturize tresses.
Protect Your Hair While Styling
For the upcoming party season, or just to add a little glam to your everyday routine, you might be reaching for the styling tools. But heat styling can damage already dry hair, so you’ll definitely want to protect it when styling.
There are two ways to do so. The first is to make sure, after brushing out your ‘do with a detangling brush, to use a heat protectant products such as Desert Essence Coconut Hair Defrizzer and Heat Protector. Spritz it on before you reach for the heat to avoid damage.
The second way to protect your hair from heat style damage is to use quality tools. NuMe’s line of hair dryers, straightening irons and curling wands put moisture back into your while you style and have various heat settings so that you won’t fry your hair!
If you’re opting for an updo, you’ll definitely want to check out Invisibobble. These innovative hair ties won’t pull or give you a headache, and they’re great for a myriad of styles. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the tutorials over on their YouTube channel!
Keep Your Style in Place
Once you’ve styled your hair, it can be difficult to keep it picture pretty (or even stylishly tousled) when you have to brave the elements. If you’re looking to keep it in place under toques, umbrellas, and in windy weather, there’s one perfect solution: hair spray. John Masters Organics has one that will give you flexible hold, and Druide makes an alcohol-free version that’s perfect if you have dry hair.
If your preference runs to gel instead, Carina Organics also has an alcohol-free formulation that’s filled with plant extracts and smells gorgeous! And for extra volume as well as hold, try Giovanni Natural Mousse Air Turbo Charged Hair Styling Foam.
Beautiful Hair from the Inside Out
Another great way to protect your hair from autumn and winter weather damage is also a new hair care trend: taking supplements. Like overall health, specific vitamins and nutrients and greatly improve the healthy grown of hair. Supplementing a healthy diets with products such as Tints of Nature Re-Hair Hair & Nail Supplements, Jamieson Hair, Skin & Nails, or Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nail Gummies can help you get gorgeous hair!
What are your tips and tricks for hair care during the cooler months? We’d love to read all about and share them with other readers, so let us know in the comments!