The change of seasons changes a lot in our daily routine, did you know it should also change how to we take care of our hair? How you care for your coils in the summer should be different from how you care for your coils in the winter. Especially if you’re in an area that experiences both seasons to the fullest! *stares in Virginia* . Windy Fall weather doesn’t just blow around those pretty red and yellow leaves every year, our hair gets tossed around, too. Plus, did you know your hair sheds more in the Fall and Winter?
Fall is the perfect time to also check in with your haircare routine as you prepare your hair for the colder months. As the Temperatures start cooling down it’s super important to keep your hair hydrated to make sure it’s ready for the unavoidable Winter cold.
Here are 6 ways to bundle up your
routine for the Fall!
1. Scalp Care
Adding in a scalp cleanse and exfoliation to your regimen is a great way to maintain healthy, hydrated hair. It’s common for people to solely focus on repairing their hair, forgetting that a healthy scalp is the base for healthy hair. (Because your hair is a plant!) Your hair is dead keratin, so your scalp is really your last chance to make a difference to the overall health of your hair. Since Fall and Winter come with naturally drier air, combined with brisk winds, moisture-zapping heaters, and potentially increased usage of blow dryers and flat irons, and you've got the perfect situation for parched, dry strands. Hot oil treatments are also a great way to care for your hair and scalp. Try our Hibiscus Hair Oil in your routine.
2. Deep Conditioning
The transition between Summer to Fall is when it really is vital to add a hair mask or change your shampoo or conditioner so your hair can adjust to the change in temperature. Not only that but deep conditioning is extremely important to any hair care regimen and even more important during the Fall and Winter! If you own a steamer, this is another great way to get more moisture or to make up for lack of moisture. I don't have a steamer so I "steam in the shower", sometimes with a baggy and sometimes without. Our Deep Conditioning Duo is the perfect addition to your routine so that you don't even have to think about your protein/moisture balancing. Just alternate between Cleansing and Washing Rituals for optimal balance.
You knew I was going to say that though right? Trimming your hair and getting rid of split, tattered, brittle ends that have been damaged by summer sun, chlorine, or general wear and tear is a great way to revive for your hair. Especially at this time of the year. Consulting with a professional about the best schedule for you and having a consistent trim schedule is also important. You may not need a trim every six-eight weeks like most professionals recommend but what you should be mindful of is that when you notice that your ends are damaged and splitting, you get rid of them.
4. Extra Protection
Be sure to protect your hair from accessories such as beanies, hats and scarves. Sometimes your hair can snag on the rough fabric. Try wearing a satin or silk scarf underneath your hat or beanie of choice for added protection. Or even purchasing one that is already lined! (Click here ) Don't forget that you should still be sleeping with a satin cap! Keep your hair snuggled up and safe. If the satin scarf or cap isn't your thing, opt for a satin pillowcase.
5. Style Switch-up
If you're a wash-n-go type of curlfriend, you want to make sure your hair is completely dry before stepping outdoors. Not only for your health but for your hairs health as well. You can also try a different style like braidouts or twistouts. It's so important to make sure you have the right tools that don't create extra damage or breakage when you're styling your hair. This is a great time to check those tools curl friends, is it time for an upgrade?
6. Protective styling
The Fall and Winter are great times to install protective styles. Protective hair styles are super helpful and they do not have to be intricate. Any style that requires low or no manipulation styles that put hair up and away giving it a break and shielding it from harmful elements is considered a Protective Style. So if you're not feeling crochet braids, box braids, faux locs or etc, don't fear. You can easily do twist and braid styles for your Protective Style. Check out our Pinterest page for some ideas! Please remember to also take care of your hair while it's in a Protective Style, especially if a style with weave added in. Read this post for best practices while protective styling! Be sure to keep that scalp clean and free from dirt and build-up. Use our Purifying Scalp Cleanser for quick, easy, and water-free cleansing.
What are some ways that your regimen changes during the cooler month? Leave a comment below. I'll be waiting to chat with you.
Make sure you share this blogpost with a curlfriend so they too can have flourishing hair in the cooler months ahead of us.