Love Your Hair This Fall With These 5 Tips

The end of summer is a busy time for everyone, but as we say our goodbyes to warm nights and wrap up what’s left on our summer checklist, most of us are ready to slow down in anticipation for fall. For many of us, the most exciting thing about autumn is exploring new hair trends, so in preparation for the season, here are our favourite tips for setting your hair up for success this fall:

Accessorize Smartly

Fall loves hats, and hats love fall, but your hair can sometimes take a beating with too many beanies and berets. When choosing hats, look for those that have a satin lining that won’t pull on your hair, or absorb all its moisture. Hats made of softer materials such as cashmere, silk blends, or rayon are also more gentle on hair, meaning less breakage and frizz.

You can also keep your hair from getting caught in buttons or rubbing against wool coats by using a silk or satin scarf and wearing it between your hair and coat collar.

Try a New Colour

Fall is always about rich colours and warm highlights and undertones, but just because the autumn colour palette is predictable, doesn’t mean you can’t switch things up and try something you’ve never done before.

If you’re blonde, you can try warmer shades like champagne, copper, or terracotta if you want explore reddish hues. If your hair is naturally a rich, dark colour like chestnut or chocolate,  you can add some dimension the fall-inspired like tortoise shell or bronde. These highlights are also great if you have an ombré  that’s growing out and needs some new life.

Grow Your Roots Out

If you were keeping your hair a few shades lighter during the summer, now’s the time to skip the root touch-ups and say hello to your natural color. Popular coloring trends such as ombre, balayage, and bronde are all great for fall and make good use of naturally dark roots. So let them grow!

Go For Low-Maintenance  Styles

Whether you’re going back to school, getting kids ready for school, or just hate waking up earlier during the dark, colder months, fall can leave us without the extra time for doing our hair. If you know your schedule is going to give you less time in the morning, then go for a cut or style that’ll look good with minimal upkeep (even just getting a cut that creates more movement will make it much more manageable and easy to style). A simple braid is a lot easier than giving yourself a blowout or using a straightener each morning, and it’ll help your hair retain moisture all day.

Switch to a Heavier Moisturizer

Too much fun in the sun cause your ends to get dry and brittle? If you were using a lighter oil to keep your strands soft, soon you’ll have to switch to something a bit heavier to combat cold, dryer weather and those moisture-zapping wool hats and headbands! Heavier emollients such as olive oil or melted shea butter will add a protective barrier to hair strands that’ll stand up better against the cold, and against the drying materials of your favorite sweater.

The changing seasons are a big time for hair, so instead of hiding under a beanie, schedule an appointment with us and we can help you greet the season with an amazing new look.