The weather is becoming cooler and crisp. The leaves are changing and the scent of pumpkin is appearing in all of your favorite coffee shops and bakeries. Yes, fall is here! Bring out your sweaters and favorite boots. Even though you have to change your wardrobe, preparing for fall does not stop here. Below are essentials for the fall that will make your curls enjoy the season as well.
A trim or new hair cut
The dry, sunny weather and chlorine have probably played a part in your damaged ends. A great hair cut or trim is definitely essential with the seasons changing. It is time for a fresh start! With all of the great products that you will use during the season, you want to make sure that you receive the best results possible, especially with healthy ends. If you decide to cut your hair yourself, be sure to invest in good quality scissors. Make sure that they are sharp because dull scissors can actually make your ends worse. Need help looking for a professional hairstylist? Visit our Salon Finder.
Thicker leave-in conditioner
A leave-in conditioner is definitely essential. It will help lock moisture in your hair. Some curlies decide to use leave-in conditioners with a thicker consistency during the colder months. A thicker consistency will help maintain more moisture and you will not have to re-moisturize your hair too often. Choose a leave-in conditioner that will provide the best moisture and protection from cold weather. Want to try something new? Check out these Top 20 Leave-In Conditioners.
Hair creams and butters
There are so many options to choose from. You can choose from cocoa butter, shea butter, cupuacu butter, and many more! These butters will help seal moisture in your hair after you apply a leave-in conditioner and your favorite oil. This will help lock the moisture in your hair. Sealing your ends with butter will also protect them from breakage and will keep those fresh trimmed ends healthy. You may be thinking, "My moisturizer has oil in it: Is sealing necessary?" More than likely, yes. Remember, it is best to keep your hair moisturized as possible. We will be wearing a lot of sweaters and scarves, our hair can easily snag and break.
Since the weather will be cooler, wash and go’s may not be the first choice for many naturals, but there are ways to do overnight wash and go’s. Protective styles are essential because they allow your hair to rest and you will not have to style your hair everyday. It is simple to maintain. Protective styles do not have to always be elaborate, they can be simple and easy for you to install. If you do not have a go-to protective style, check out these styles that may be helpful for you.
The cool weather can dry your hair and scalp. You spend some much time moisturizing your hair, so you do not want it to dry out so easily. You can choose from a variety of hats, from beanie to fedoras. It you are feeling crafty, sew in a satin cap inside of your beanie for additional protection. Check out this great tutorial by NiftyKeisha for this craft project. When choosing a hat, remember to pick one that makes you feel confident and will reflect your personal style.
How does your regimen change for the fall?