-By Chia Hao Chang, Hair Technician
Autumn is the time for beautiful leafy walks and pumpkin picking, but it’s also a season with colder weather, which means you may suffer from a dry scalp or brittle hair. Here are some tips to help prepare you for the cooler season ahead.
Start Autumn with a Trim
With the combination of indoor central air cooling and constant changing weather conditions from rain, wind, and UV rays, your hair is more prone to damage and split ends. Natural light does not reflect well on damaged hair or hair that has lost its shine. Start fresh with a trim, allowing space for hair growth and newly polished hair.
Rehydrate Your Hair
Summer heat and UV rays can be quite damaging to your hair. The crisp, cold weather can suck the moisture from your hair strands, causing static and frizz. Using mild conditioner can help hydrate and heal hair.
Utilize Oil Treatment
Hair oil is an ideal moisturizer and can work wonders on a dry or irritated scalp. Try using a natural oil treatment like coconut or avocado oil to restore moisture, elasticity, and clarity to your hair and bring out its natural shine.
Try a New Hairstyle
Out with the old, in with the new! Tight hairstyles tend to pull and tear hair, causing damage. With colder weather arriving, it is the perfect time to change your hairstyle from summer’s braids or ponytails to more loose or curly styles.
Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water and fluids to hydrate your hair. This is important no matter what season it is!
Combat Static and Frizzy Hair
Deep conditioners help to address static and frizz by adding much needed moisture to hair. Leave conditioners on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse off. Natural oils also work well, as does lowering the water temperature while washing hair. Lastly, don’t go outside with wet hair.