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PUTTING TOGETHER AN AUTUMN HAIRCARE ROUTINE

When we enter a new season it’s incredibly important that we take into consideration our hair care and how this may need to change to reflect the change in weather. The cool air can result in your hair and scalp becoming drier than usual, as well as frizzy and less manageable and with that in mind it’s important to give our hair even more TLC during the colder months. Below are some of the key hair products you should be incorporating into your autumn hair care routine…


1. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner – a moisturising shampoo and conditioner is a great choice and will help nourish your hair during the autumn months. When hair is dry it can become prone to becoming itchy too and using a good quality shampoo will help to keep hair clean at all times. Only use a small amount of conditioner on your mid lengths and ends to avoid weighing your hair down. If you have really long hair, you may also want to consider swapping your conditioner with a hair mask/treatment a couple of times a week to give your hair more intense nourishment and to avoid split ends and breakage.



2. Avoid heat as much as possible – as the autumn months can already be damaging to our hair, we want to try and avoid using heat as much as possible and instead give hair a break from any heated styling tools. Instead of using a hair dryer, use a soft towel to blot your hair dry – never vigorously rub as this can cause further damage to your hair. When it comes to styling, experiment with hair products instead of heated styling tools, such as salt sprays and hair crèmes, and look for products that further help to condition your hair too. However, be sure to not overload your hair with hair products to avoid it becoming weighed down and looking dirty and instead, apply small amounts at a time to achieve your desired look.


3. Get a haircut regularly! – One of the most important steps in your autumn hair care routine. Be sure to book in for haircuts around every 4-6 weeks or more if required to ensure your hair is free from split ends and that it looks as healthy as possible.



4. Be gentle with your hair – this step is particularly important when your hair is wet and more prone to damage. Invest in a wide tooth comb instead of a brush and use this to comb through your hair gently avoiding breakage. If your hair is prone to tangling, use a hair detangling spray before combing to help glide through your hair more easily.


5. Be aware of your skin and facial hair – just like the hair on your head, any facial hair you have requires extra TLC in autumn too. Invest in a good quality beard wash that will get rid of any trapped dirt and keep your hair and skin looking fresh, as well as a beard oil to keep your beard and skin conditioned and smooth.



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