With the official start of the fall season coming up, we’ll make the transition from beachy waves and ponytails to romantic curls and waves! I personally prefer wearing my hair down whenever possible so I’m glad that there will be more opportunities to do so without dying from the heat! I’ve rounded up a few things to keep in mind in terms of hair care tips for the fall season that will be helpful in making the transition from hot to cool!
If you piled on the products during summer to help your stay put, it’s probably a good idea to do a clarifying rinse. You can use a clarifying shampoo or make your own DIY clarifying rinse by mixing a tablespoon of baking powder with 1-2 cups of warm water or by using 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water (you can use 6 parts water if you hair is on the drier side) and use as a final rinse after you shampoo and condition your hair. Some people prefer to use the rinse right after shampooing only, so it’s up to you!
Now that your hair and scalp is free of residue, make sure you take good care of the ends! Make sure you get your ends trimmed regularly so get rid of split ends and deep condition. Whenever you condition or deep condition your hair, remember to concentrate more on the ends rather than the roots because too much conditioner concentrated at the top will result in weight-down, greasy hair. Make it a habit to deep condition your hair regularly, every week or two should be sufficient to replenish your hair with moisture and nutrients.
If you have chronic or seasonal dry hair issues, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water as well as eating foods like fresh vegetables, seafood, eggs, nuts and legumes. All of those foods provide your body as well as your hair with necessary nutrients to repair and replenish your hair.One of the often overlooked hair tips for the fall is to protect your hair. Many people think of the sun as hair enemy number one since it can dry out your hair as well as burn your scalp, but the key to healthy hair is to protect is year round. Just as you would wear a wide-brimmed hat in the summer, protect your strands from the elements with a scarf or hat. Not only will you protect your hair from wind damage, you’ll stay warm and look super chic!
Make sure you give your tresses some extra TLC during the colder months! Summer and fall hair care aren’t drastically different in terms of the time you commit to caring for it so don’t feel like you have to spend hours fussing with it! What are your favorite fall hair care tips?
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