Now that the summer is coming to an end, it’s time to switch up your haircare routine. The cooler fall weather brings dry, cold air, which can make your tresses frizzy, brittle, and totally unmanageable. Luckily, Redken Brand Ambassador Rodney Cutler shares a few simple ways you can maintain healthy hair throughout the whole season.
- Give your ponytail a rest.
This cute and quick style is great for hot summer days, but it causes breakage and scalp stress. It’s even worse as the weather gets colder, and your hair gets dryer. Instead, wear your hair mostly down or softly pinned up. And even if you wear a ponytail a few times a week, never wear it to bed.
- Get a trim.
No matter what, you should get a haircut to clean up your ends every 8 to 12 weeks. A summer of sun exposure can leave your hair damaged and fried. And, the longer your hair, the more susceptible you are to breakage. Speak to your stylist about cutting away split ends, or consider a fresh new style altogether.
- Give your hair an extra dose of moisture.
It’s vital to add a mask or gloss treatment, which will condition ends and give your hair lots of healthy shine. Consider a bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment to combat static and tangles that come with fall hats and scarves. Just 10 minutes a few times a week is all you need to keep hair healthy.
- Invest in new styling products.
Using heat-activated tools can cause all sorts of damage, especially during the colder months. So, you should add a few protectant products (spray, serum, mouse, or cream) to your winter beauty arsenal. And before you pick up the blow dryer or curling iron, spritz a touch of protectant on your wet strands to help prevent breakage.
- Buy a new shampoo and conditioner.
Make sure to use a quality cleanser that washes away normal wear and tear from the environment like pollution and smoke, but does not strip your hair of its natural oils and lipids.