4 Ways to Prep Your Hair for Fall
Can you believe that fall is almost here? It’s been a wonderful summer here in New York. We didn’t slow down at Creative Professional – we added a detangling and styling brush, an extended barrel ceramic ion hair brush, and a special silver toddler’s hair brush with soft natural bristles to our product line. If you haven’t checked them out yet, take a look!
Cool autumn days are not far away. If you soaked up plenty of sunlight and time outdoors this season, you’ll want to make sure that your hair is in good health as the days get shorter and the temperature cools. Summer is fun, but time spent in the pool or even extended exposure to the sun can leave your hair and scalp in need of a little tender loving care. Here are four ways you can restore your hair health as fall approaches.
1. Hydrate Your Hair
Long days spent outdoors at the beach or in the sun can dry out your hair and singe your scalp. If your hair is feeling a bit brittle and in need of replenishment, make sure to condition it gently with a restorative mask or a leave-in conditioner. For extra deep conditioning, consider trying a French argan oil treatment or a deep penetrating hair treatment that will restore your hair to full vibrancy while protecting it from the effects of heat styling.
2. Practice Smart Heat Styling
Now that cooler days are on the way, you may want to break out the blow dryer or the flat iron to create a lovely fall look. Always take care, however, never to overdo it in the heat styling department. Pair your blowout routine with a gentle leave-in conditioner that will protect your strands from exposure to the heat.
If you plan to use your flat iron, make sure to use a thermal protectant spray. It can protect your hair from damage while ensuring snag-free passage through the flat iron or curling iron. If you need a break from the hot tools, hair plopping is a popular technique for creating beautiful, bouncy curls without heat styling. You can also try a no-heat hairstyle that will give your tresses a rest while lending you a lovely new look.
3. Embrace a New Look
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Consider switching up your look. It’ll leave you feeling refreshed and optimistic as the season gets started! Lobs and bobs reign supreme right now, but pixies and feminine shag cuts are also popular. If you’re looking for fall hair inspiration, check out this post from PopSUGAR featuring the top fall haircuts of 2015 or the Creative Professional Pinterest boards for trendy ideas and looks. Looking to make a bold statement? You may want to consider changing your hair color. Bronde, burnt auburn and pastel hair colors are all hot hues at the moment.
4. Update Your Hair Tools
Just as spring cleaning affords us a clear out the clutter, a change in the seasons is always a great opportunity to take stock of your hair tools. What kinds of hair brushes and hair tools do you have in your arsenal? Do they need a refresher? If you’re not sure what type of brush is best for you, check out our Complete Guide to Hair Brushes. It’s a great primer on the top types of brushes out there and what each kind is used for, from paddle brushes to round brushes and vented brushes as well.
How are you preparing for the crisp autumn days that are just around the corner? Let us know by leaving a comment below or reaching out to us on social media. Happy styling!
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