As the season mellows slowly into autumn Jo gives her tips for autumn hair care to help you turn over a new leaf.
Repair sun-stressed tresses
Summer sun, chlorine and sea salt can leave hair dry and brittle, and your colour faded explains Jo.
So let’s kickstart your autumn routine with a trim. Saying goodbye to those sun-damaged split ends will instantly refresh your look and prepare your hair for the new season.
Your scalp can suffer too becoming dry, itchy and irritated. Try scalp toners or an exfoliating scalp mask like our new in-salon dermabrasion, this anti-ageing treatment acts as a facial for the scalp promoting healthy hair growth.
Next up, hydration.
“Using a deep conditioning treatment or hair mask at least once a week will replenish your hair’s moisture levels and combat dryness” advises Jo.
‘Dark Oil’ nourishes your hair from roots to tips, helping restore the moisture lost during the hot summer months. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and let it work its magic – it’s packed with hydrating goodies to lock in moisture, reduce frizz and boost shine. Then rinse thoroughly.”
Fall for new cleansing routines
Chilly, blustery weather and dry heating combine to strip your hair of its natural moisture, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage says Jo.
Switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, like Wella’s new Ultimate Repair. This Miracle Hair Rescue helps reverse hair damage in only 90 seconds, thanks to its AHA and Omega-9 technology which are formulated to replenish your hair’s moisture content, leaving it soft, manageable and shiny.
She adds, “Tempting as standing under a hot shower is on a chilly morning, hot water can also strip hair of essential oils, leaving it dry and dull. So wash your hair in cool water instead. As an added bonus it will help keep your colour vibrant and fresh too.”
Chill out this autumn
As the temperature drops you may be tempted to use your heat styling tools more often to tame your mane.
But, says Jo, overuse of hot tools can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing breakage and frizz. Try to minimise their use by opting for natural drying whenever possible. And explore heatless styling ideas such as braids, twists and buns which cause less damage.
When you do use your heated tools always apply a heat protectant like Trilliant to shield your hair.
Say no to fall frizz
Suffering with frizz? Try my top frizz-and-frazzle-fighting tips for smooth operators:
- Cut back on heated styling tools.
- Get regularly trims to remove dry split ends.
- Use specially formulated anti-frizz products.
- Overbrushing can damage the ends causing frizz.
- Avoid washing hair too often.
- ‘Blot’ hair, don’t rub, after washing.
Need some advice? Ask your stylist at your next appointment – we love to help.
Ready to fall in love with your hair this autumn?
Why not book a complimentary consultation with us for your personalised autumn hair care plan. And, if you feel like a refresh of colour, we can also chat through your fall hues for a new ‘do’.