Summer officially comes to an end this month. Can you believe it’s already September? Where has the year gone? We are ready to welcome fall with open arms and drink all of the pumpkin spice lattes! It’s time to also think about switching up some things in your hair care regimen as well. Fall is a good time to take a look at what is working for your hair and what isn't and also begin to assess your regimen and prepare for the fall season.
It’s important to switch up your regimen because with the cooler temps in the air, what worked in the summer may not work for your hair in the fall. Here are some tips to help you have an easy transition from your summer regimen into your fall regimen.
1. Clarify your hair
Start the fall season off fresh with a clarifying session. You may have some product buildup so it’s a good idea to clarify. This will help you transition into your fall routine because your hair will be clarified and free of product buildup. A good clarifying shampoo to use is Edenbodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo. I’ve been using this shampoo for years and it always gets my hair super clean and does not leave it feeling stripped. It also has peppermint which helps my dry scalp.
2. Get a trim
The fall is a good time to take a look at your ends to see if you need a trim. If you are noticing frayed and split ends it’s a good time to get a trim. If you are not comfortable trimming your own ends definitely make an appointment with you stylist to discuss getting a trim.
3. Ditch the Humectants
The summer was the perfect time for humectants because we need extra moisture in the summer from the moist air. In the colder months you don’t need that but it is still important to moisturize your hair.
4. Try the LOC Method or LCO method (retain moisture)
Moisture is super important in the cooler months so the LOC or LCO method is the perfect solution. If you have not heard of the LOC method LOC is abbreviations for, L for Leave in, O for Oil, and C for cream or styler. This method helps to seal the moisture into your hair by layering the products on your hair. Some people reverse and do the LCO, which is Leave in, Cream, Oil. Use whichever method works best for you.
5. Deep condition more often (minimize breakage)
It’s also time to beef up the deep conditioning sessions. It’s a good idea to deep condition weekly and with steam especially if you have low porosity hair. Deep conditioning weekly will help keep your hair moisturized and thriving during the colder months. A good deep conditioner to use is TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask, also Mielle Organics Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner because you also need a good moisture and protein balance.
6. Add more Steaming Sessions
The fall is a good time to add in some steaming sessions to your regimen. Some of the benefits of steaming include enhanced product absorption, this is because steaming opens up the cuticles to help deposit moisture into your hair shaft. Steaming also helps your scalp your hair allows toxins from the scalp to be released so that your scalp will be purified. It also helps increase the collagen production and blood flow to the scalp. This results in a healthy scalp and healthy hair.
7. Avoid scarves or hats with wool
We often don’t talk about the accessories we use during the fall that can also affect your hair. Wearing hats that are made of wool or wool scarves that rub against your curls can cause breakage. If you wear wool hats make sure that they have a satin lining.
Happy Fall! Share your favorite fall tips with us in the comments!