Alright, we were due for another hair trend. This time, it’s in keeping with the season. And what’s the flavor of Fall? Pumpkin! That’s right. If you think about it, it’s a no-brainer. We simply mean the colors of pumpkin, what with its varying shades of copper, red and brown, are ideal for a fabulous dye job.

Is it any wonder then that #PumpkinSpiceHair is trending on Twitter and Instagram? A darker version with more browns and fewer reds makes for the #GingerSnap variation of the Fall hair trend.

Quite in sync with the scenic landscape, we’re glad the unicorn color drama from earlier this year has been replaced by a more becoming and natural beauty look. And as we’ve always said, the darker the hair, the healthier it looks.

Oh Snap, Pumpkin!
Now the trick when opting for shades of red is that you need to find the hue that best complements your skin color.

  • If you’re porcelain-skinned or extremely fair, a flaming hue and brighter reds could be just what you need to spice up your locks.
  • Sporting a tan? Opt for some copper tones in your pumpkin spice do, instead.
  • And, if you’re skin’s naturally dark and glorious, blue- or purple-reds are the way to go.

Hair Fall TLC
A few modifications may be required for chemically treated strands and colored/dyed tresses; although we really urge you to use more natural alternates. That said, add this instruction manual to your beauty routine, for it will limit your bad hair days:

Step 1: Make sure you use a product that’s suited to your specific hair type (read the label). For those who dye their hair often, opt for a shampoo-conditioner combo that contains nourishing ingredients, which especially cater to color-treated locks. Alternately, why not make your own concoction for a natural, yet custom solution?

Step 2: Indulge in an at-home hair spa, once every two weeks. By delivering protein doses through deep conditioning, the session is guaranteed to replace the nutrients lost through color processing. This will help strengthen your locks, hydrate and moisturize them, and invigorate your roots by improving blood circulation.

Step 3: Using leave-in conditioners is mandatory. They help seal-in the moisture, which, as you may have noticed, tends to lack in colored hair. This is evident by the increased frizziness, dry ends and frequent occurrence of knots in your strands. We recommend something easy and quick to whip up, simply because store bought conditioners contain chemicals of their own.

In the end, knowing exactly what you need to do will not only protect your hair from chemicals and pollutants in the environment, but it will go a long way in keeping your color looking beautiful for longer, saving you yet another expensive trip to the salon.

On an end note, we’re all on board with the latest hair trend. And, we’re quite sure the folks at Starbucks are having a major party right now somewhere, spiking their pumpkin spice lattes with something a lot stronger!

PS: For solutions to suit your specific hair type, head to our Haircare Section.
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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.