OK, so autumn is officially here, which means that the winter months won’t be too far behind!
So, I thought it’d be good to share a few ways we can protect our hair from the damage that winter brings with it; damage mainly caused by extreme variance in temperatures, as we come in from the cold outdoors, to artificially heated homes and offices.
Here are my top 5 tips to help you to maintain healthy, beautiful Autumn hair, no matter what colour it is;
- We all know that the paparazzi A-listers love to be snapped in a trendy hat to top off their outfits! Be it a cool beanie or baseball cap, a funky fedora or even a pretty panama, a hat helps to keep your locks covered from any elements that the great British weather throws down upon us! The slight downsides of this, of course, are the dreaded “hat hair” look, but also the damage a hat can do to the condition of your hair.
- Everyone likes a treat during the during the winter months and, believe me, your hair is no different! So, be sure to have a hair pamper session at least once a week, with a deep conditioning treatment. This will replenish the moisture, which can be lost as you move from the dry heat of your home or workplace and out into colder outdoor air. The redheads amongst you can check out my range of gluten free conditioners, all quick and easy to use and really helps to lock the moisture in.
- While we all love the feel and smell of clean, freshly washed hair, over-washing your hair is a prime way of drying it out, especially when using hairdryers and other irons after washing. I recommend keeping your washing hair to a minimum – say to 2-3 three times a week. This will prevent your hair from drying out too much and always make sure you dry your hair (naturally if possible) before leaving the house – not just because you could catch a cold, but also because the moisture in your hair, combined with the cold air, will just add to the damage.
- Regular trims are a great way to keep your hair in good health during the winter months – if you can, go for one every six weeks or so, even if it’s to just get a snip off the ends, which really will reduce the chance of any girl’s sworn enemy – dry, split ends!
- Lastly, have a quick check on your hairspray (and any other products you use) to make sure they are not overly high in alcohol content – around 5% is the generally accepted safe norm – and, oddly enough, avoid spraying perfume into your hair – either on purpose or by mistake – as both of these tend to make hair feel dry and brittle.
So, there you have some little hints and tips to help your locks in the coming seasons. Be they black, brown, red, blonde or whatever colour you are currently rocking, it will help them stay in shape. Follow them and your hair will not only survive the worst Mother Nature can throw at us but, come the spring, you can unveil it again like a beautiful blossom tree in spring!
Until next time, look after those locks ladies!