If you haven’t noticed, fall is officially upon us. What this means for your hair is that you can finally stop fighting the humidity and kiss those frizzier hair moments goodbye. Don’t get too happy though. Just because the weather is now cooler it doesn’t mean your curls don’t need special attention. Depending on your type of hair, you may need to lighten up on heavier products or pay special attention to your scalp as skin tends to get dryer this time of year. Take on these tips as you transition your curls into the fall season.
1. Deep condition hair once a week. We’ve mentioned this before. Adding a deep conditioner to your hair routine is a great way to maintain elasticity, prevent breakage, and restore strength. Another alternative is applying an olive oil mask by leaving warmed olive oil in your hair for 40 minutes with a shower cap. Try: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner.
2. Lay off products that contain protein. Products that contain protein are a great source for hair growth, but during drier months they tend to cause build-up. It can also make hair more dry and brittle. To continue hair growth try adding a daily moisturizer. Try: Oyin’s Handmade Hair Dew.
3. Work leave-in conditioner on your ends. Once you are out of the shower add a leave-in conditioner to your hair and add a little more on the ends. Try using a spray leave-in conditioner, which won’t weigh hair down. However, if your hair is more curly or coily add a heavier leave-in conditioner or creme, so that hair can retain moisture. Try: Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Leave-In H2 Conditioner.