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It’s no secret that fall is the season of change. In it’s most apparent form, fall signals the change from summer to autumn, as we transition into the second half of the year. Fall also causes trees, leaves, produce, and weather to change. The weather change is one that many of us look forward to, as it’s a time to put the tank tops and shorts back in storage, and break out the cozy sweaters and knee-high boots. 

Cooler weather can be a blessing for lovers of pumpkin spice lattes and extra fluffy blankets, but many people don’t realize that the change in weather can be a potential nightmare for your hair. 

It’s true! Weather affects your hair just as much as it affects the foliage in your neighborhood. But don’t fret just yet! As easily as you can adapt your wardrobe to fit the needs of the thermometer, you can just as easily adjust your hair routine to adjust to the weather changes.

Windswept, not Wind-Mess.

A little breeze is appreciated to help you get that wind-swept, Covergirl, perfect selfie, but huge gusts on windy days are not the vibe! Having your hair whipped around in all directions leaves you knotted and tangled like never before. You shouldn’t feel like putting your hair up in a bun or covering it up with a beanie are your only options to save your hair from the wind. If you want to wear your hair down, or even partially down, be sure to prep your hair by deep conditioning, brushing thoroughly before stepping outside and protect your style with a strong hold styler like KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SPRAY.

Rain Shouldn’t Be the Only Moisture Your Hair Sees

While sweat from the summer heat might help your scalp and hair stay moist, the cold from fall and winter will dry you out! Brace your hair for the drop in temperature by hitting it with an extra dose of moisture. Opt to cleanse your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, like KEVIN.MURPHY'S HYDRATE-ME.WASH and RINSE. Then, complete the 1-2 punch with a powerhouse leave-in conditioner like Wella Professionals’ Elements Lightweight Conditioning Leave-In Spray.

  

Chilly Weather Doesn’t Have to Mean Brittle Strands

The cold can dry your hair to the point of breakage and permanent damage. We must avoid this at all costs! The end of Summer does not have to mean the end of your healthy hair. To bypass breakage this fall, you must follow the golden rule of the season: NEVER go out in the cold with wet hair! Doing this is asking for extreme breakage. Instead, style your hair with Keune’s STYLE STRONG MOUSSE no 74, or similar, and gently blow dry your hair before stepping outside.

Become Best Friends with Your Stylist

During the summer, you can get by with skipping one or two of your salon appointments, but in the second half of the year, you’ll never want to miss a single appointment! Regularly check in with your hairstylist so they can give you habitual trims to rid yourself of dead ends, give you a good deep clean, and touch up your color. Fall and winter are the times your hair will need and appreciate the extra TLC!

 

Written by: Sahara