As much as we love the crisp air, leaf piles, costume potential, and promise of winter that fall holds in store, we are less than enthusiastic about the inevitable hair damage that autumn brings. The dry and cold can be very detrimental to or hair. Thankfully, proper preventative steps taken during the season can ensure that your beautiful locks stay luscious as ever!
- Wear a scarf, hat, or cap to protect your hair from the cold and wind. Not too tight, though, or it will restrict circulation in your scalp.
- Deep condition, deep condition, deep condition those parched strands! At least once eveyr two weeks.
- Trim your hair often. Hit your favorite salon or, if you’re feeling brave, use a good pair of styling shears to snip off half an inch a month.
- Lock in moisture at the end of your shower by running your hair through cold water. You’ll also get some extra shine out of this little secret.
- Do not go outside with wet hair! Your hair will freeze and, if cold enough, will snap.
- Avoid chemicals. Perm or peroxide your hair with extreme caution. Try having lowlights or highlights added to just a few strands for an extra glow.
- If you need to heat your hair (curler, straightener, blow dryer), use a leave-in conditioner or spray for protection.
- Load up your plate with salmon, dark green vegetables, beans, nuts, poultry, and eggs. Whole grains and carrots, too!
- Instead of a hot shower, opt for a pleasantly warm one instead. The heat can dry out and damage your hair.
Have any other ideas to avoid the toll of fall on your hair? Share in the comments!
Maeve was born in Howard County, Maryland, a farm-filled hometown tucked far enough away from DC and Baltimore to remain virtually unheard of. From ages five to seventeen, she donned a dweeby uniform five days a week and hadn’t the slightest idea who she was stylistically. At last, college arrived, and Rent the Runway guided the way through the previously unforeseen world of fashion.
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