Ways Your Hair-Care Routine Should Change for Fall
As the days draw in and the nights get cooler it's easy to fall prey to end of summer blues. It's tempting to get a little less careful about your hair and beauty treatments. Lots of people make the mistake of thinking that autumn hair care is less important than summer or winter regimes. In truth, taking extra care of yourself now is a great way to keep your spirits up.
Why Autumn Hair Care Matters
A good autumn hair routine will repair any damage the sun, salt and excesses of summer holidays may have caused, and it's also going to make your life easier when you start to think about making sure you look your best for the Christmas holidays.
Important Hair Treatments for Autumn
Cutting and Trimming
so you're happy with for the rounds of parties and socialising.
You've probably used a lot of products over the summer, and you're likely to have a build up of chemicals stuck to your hair. This is the time to get rid of them. Treat yourself to a professional clarifying treatment at your favourite salon, invest in a salon quality clarifying shampoo, or make your own. One part of apple cider vinegar to eight parts of water will do the trick. Let it sit for five minutes in just washed and still, damp hair then rinse it out.
Moisturising and Conditioning
Beach holidays, highlights or lightening treatments all tend to dry your hair; this is the ideal time to replenish it. Go for natural products when you can, they won't have the alcohol-based or synthetic ingredients that strip your hair of natural oils. Look out for products that are high in natural moisturisers like jojoba or aloe vera. Hot oil treatments are a great way of restoring tired and sun damaged hair while olive oil makes a great quick moisturiser if the end of your hair is looking dry and you don't have time for an extended pamper session.
Rain and damp air can play havoc with natural light and curly hair. A good anti-frizz product will help you keep curls under control and never, ever, brush curly hair, especially when it's dry. A wide tooth comb will get rid of tangles without turning your hair into a frizzy mess.
But don't Fall Flat
As the weather gets colder, and the humidity held in the air goes down your hair may start to look flat and sad. A good quality volumizer will sort out that problem.
As your suntan fades, warmer hair tones will tend to be more flattering than bright ones. Think rich dark brunettes or honey colours. Highlights and lowlights look more natural than a solid colour and they're gentler on your purse too as roots won't show so dramatically as your colour grows out. The best you can do is to make a consultation with a professional who will choose the right hair colour for your skin and face.