With the colder months quickly approaching and the shift from summer air to fall air occurring, it’s likely that you’ll start to see some changes in your hair health. Luckily, though, with the right additions into your hair care routine you’ll be able to beat the effects of the crisp fall air and keep your hair looking healthy and full. Here are a few ways to keep your luscious locks in tip-top shape this season:
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Wear Beanies Only When Necessary
In the colder months, wearing a beanie is a fall fashion staple. However, this trendy hat can lead to hair loss, especially when worn every day. The tightness of beanies can damage your hair as it pulls too tightly on your hair roots when taking it off. To combat this issue, consider only wearing a beanie on overly chilly days, or keep your head warm by using a looser fitting hat or hood. If you do begin to notice any hair loss this season due to hat-wearing, don’t worry too much as there are options out there for hair loss cures.
Hydrate Your Hair
The crisp air can make your scalp dry, which can lead to dandruff or an itchy scalp. To prevent this from happening, consider using a hydrating conditioner or hydrating hair mask throughout the week to give your hair some boosted moisture. This will help keep your hair healthy and full as we head into the colder months, as well as make your scalp feel more comfortable.
Turn Down The Heat
A scorching hot shower is the perfect relaxer when it’s chilly outside, but isn’t the best for your hair. When the water temperature of your shower is too hot, it can cause breakage in your hair by stripping your strands of their natural oils. It may not be noticeable at first, but eventually, your hair follicles will weaken and lead to brittle or frail hair. To avoid this, monitor your shower water temperature and if you are longing for a hot shower, use a shower cap to protect your hair from the heat of the water.
After you wash your hair, it’s best to let your hair air dry to prevent causing damage. However, that’s not always possible when it’s cold outside, and you’re in a rush. If you have to dry your hair, make sure you’re using the lowest temperature setting and be sure not to over-dry your hair.
This probably goes without saying, but stress can cause a lot of harm to your overall health and wellbeing. This time of year usually comes with some added stressors, and high-stress levels can lead to hair loss if it’s not managed. Care for yourself this season by creating a self-care routine and prioritize spending some time alone each day. This will improve not only your hair health but your personal health too. Stay kind to yourself this season, and remember that it isn’t selfish to take care of yourself.