If you spent most of your summer outside enjoying yourself and living your best life, chances are, your hair might tell a completely different story. With all the excessive heat, pool water, sun exposure and styling tools for those nights out, your hair could be taking a dramatic hit.
As we transition into the cozy fall season, you’re going to need a hair care regimen and a hair and scalp serum that revives your tired and worn out mane to make sure it can adapt to the change in seasons while keeping its shine and vitality.
Here are some tips you should keep in mind to help protect your hair and keep it strong during the fall season.
1. Give Heat Styling a Break
Reaching for the nearest blow dryer, curling iron and straightener to help spruce up a do can give you split ends, and raise and chip your hair cuticles, which really damages your hair.
Go natural during the colder seasons. Not only should you embrace the shape and texture of your hair, but experiment with new natural hair care products that can bring out those curls hiding behind all that heat styling.
2. Cut Your Hair on a Consistent Basis
You wash your hair on a consistent basis, but do you trim your dead ends as well? One of the worst things you can do for your hair is skipping a trim day as it leads to split ends, which cannot be repaired and can severely damage your hair.
If you don’t want to cut your hair because you’re afraid you will lose your length, you could be contributing to your hair looking thinner and shorter because it will be constantly breaking. Instead of picking at your split ends, try cutting them, you’ll be doing your hair a favor.
3. Keep Your Hair Moisturized and Protected
During the cold weather, your scalp and hair are more prone to dehydration, which can dry out your hair and make it brittle. A simple way of keeping your hair shiny and healthy during fall is to apply oil to your strands. The oil will be absorbed and used to strengthen and smooth dead ends.
Applying oil to your damp hair is also beneficial because it can help your hair seal in the moisture. Try making your own moisturizing organic hair and scalp serum by referring to the recipe below.
Moisturizing Hair and Scalp Serum
This recipe is composed of carrier and essential oils that will not only keep your hair moisturized but will also help reverse the damage that has been done to it.
Hydrating oils like argan, jojoba, avocado and primrose oils in this recipe work together to nourish and strengthen your hair while preventing hair loss and promoting thicker hair. The citronella, cinnamon and lavender essential oil refreshen your hair and improve blood circulation around your scalp.
- 2 Teaspoon Argan Oil
- 2 Teaspoon Avocado
- 2 Teaspoon Jojoba Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 5 Drops Evening Primrose Oil
- 8 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 Drops Citronella Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Mix all the carrier oils together and make sure it blends thoroughly.
- Add in your drops of essential oils and blend thoroughly once more.
- Apply a generous amount to your scalp and smooth it through your ends.
- Rinse and style as desired.
You can use this oil as a daily moisturizer for your hair but a little goes a long way, so only apply just enough and focus on your ends especially. By following these stated tips and using this serum on a consistent basis, you will notice how healthy and soft your hair will feel.
Recipe inspired by Breedlove Beauty