Feel that chill in the air? Fall is here, curlies!
Summer has its benefits, but fall can be just as magical. Since the summer can be pretty trying on our strands, some of us curlies look forward to cooler temperatures and the freshness it can bring to our strands. For any hair care routine to be effective, its important for it to transition just like the change in season. Switching up your routine year-round, can lead to your locks staying healthy and beautiful all year-round. And I’ve got you! Here are a few key tips for transitioning your hair care from summer to fall, to ensure your curls are living their best life no matter what the season is.
Clarify, Clarify, Clarify.
One of the best things about transitioning curls to fall weather is you get to start with a clean slate, literally. With all the sun, sand, chlorine, and sweat the summer can be hard on our hair. A clarifying shampoo will help to remove all the built up product and dirt to uncover a clean, happy scalp. One of my favorites is DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum. This product definitely brings my curls back to life with the micellar water that attracts dirt and removes whatever build up I have.
Recharge with a Mask.
Another gem to transitioning curls to fall weather is to do deep hydration masque. Soaking up the rays and walking through humidity has zapped my curls of their natural moisture, and at the beginning of fall a deep moisture treatment will ensure you start off on the right foot. A good one is SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque.
Limit your products.
During the summer, our hair calls for moisture and protection against a frizz-induced coma, but when the temperatures drops a little, less product goes along way. Now don’t neglect your curls by any means, but less can be more. A good trick (and this of course depends on your curl pattern) is to switch to more cream based or thicker creams during the fall and also consider cutting back on the frequency of treatments.
Add a little color.
Since the summer is officially over and you’re in the clear from any damages, it can be a good time to try out some highlights or even go for a full-on color change. Reds are always in for the fall.
Get your trim on.
Trimming your hair should be a routine and scheduled at least every 3 months. Fall is the perfect time for this because during the winter, you will probably stick with more protective styles which will help with growth. Now if you trim your hair in the fall, it’s one and done and your ready for the next phase of the year.
Seasons come and seasons go, but your bouncy curls in transition never have to change…even if your routine does.