Fall is here, and we are loving the cooler temperatures, beautiful colors, and stunning seasonal hairstyles. Just as your hair needs special attention in the summer, the change in weather brings its own fresh problems, no matter your hair type. Here's everything you need to know about the hair issues you need to watch out for this season, and how to prepare your locks for colder weather.
What Happens to Hair During Fall
Autumn is the perfect time of year to be out and about. It's the season of Thanksgiving, Halloween, and pumpkin spiced everything, but it's also a good time to revisit your hair care routine. The Autumn breeze can bring drier, colder air, which can lead to frizzy hair, split ends, and generally unmanageable tresses. As such, it's no exaggeration to say that your hair can go through its share of stress as the weather cools. In fact, seasonal hair loss is a real problem for many people. It's a proven fact that the change in temperature that happens during the fall season can cause us to shed more hair than normal.
Hair loss isn’t the only thing to look out for this Autumn. If you enjoy long windy walks, then your hair is likely to be more prone to breakages, as the wind can sap it of moisture. Cold and dry weather can also make hair cuticles lift, making it even harder for your hair to lock in moisture. But don't let the magic of the season pass you by. These tips will help you deal with any seasonal hair issues.
How to Protect Your Hair During the Fall
Hair problems that arise during the fall season aren't the same as other types of hair loss or damage. In fact, it’s not even considered in the same category as other more serious types of hair loss. It’s also a lot easier to give your hair a fighting chance against the change in weather, and to recover quickly if damage does occur. Here’s how to combat seasonal hair loss, brittle hair, and more this season.
1. Keep Dry Hair Moist
Maintaining moisture is more important in the fall than it is during the summer months. Lock in moisture with Lu's Control Collection. Made with Murumuru butter, a rare seed that penetrates the hair shaft to energize & hydrate hair visibly from the first wash, this natural ingredient is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omega acids. Its nourishing properties allow Lu's Control shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in styling cream to be highly emollient and moisturizing, while keeping your hair frizz-free even in the stiffest of Autumn breezes.
2. Massage Your Scalp
Healthy hair needs continuous nourishing. Activating circulation is a way to keep your hair nourished at the roots. By gently massaging a Lu leave-in conditioner into the scalp with your fingers, you keep a dry scalp moisturized and nourished. We recommend the Rescue Leave-In Cream, the gold standard for hair nourishment.
3. Cover Up to Avoid Fuss
If you’re planning a bracing hike to see the trees changing color or to visit a pumpkin patch, give your hair the protection it needs by putting it in a ponytail or covering up with a silk scarf. These simple measures will prevent hair being whipped up into a frenzy by windy weather and protect it from damage.
4. Eat Right For Your Hair
Look out for foods which contain vitamin A, biotin, vitamin C, iron and zinc, which all play a role in hair growth and sustainability. In addition to adding Lu to your haircare routine, you can add protein to your diet to boost strength and shine, and help hair grow back if it “falls” out. Eggs contain vitamin A, biotin, vitamin D, Iron, zinc and protein, and are a great way to start the day.
5. Choose a Protective Hairstyle
Rather than leaving your hair down to fight the elements alone, adopt a hairstyle that helps to protect it from the elements. The pineapple hairstyle is a loose ponytail on top of your head that will reduce frizz, protect your locks, and keep hair out of your eyes on windy days.
6. Don’t Mess With Heat
Of all the hair care products and styling products you use on a regular basis, heating tools are the ones to avoid this season if you can. Who doesn't love a good blow dry when we step out of the shower with wet hair on a cold day, right? Still, we'd recommend you tough it out and towel-dry instead. Hot tools can affect hair health by sparking an unwanted chemical reaction in your locks and even change the shape of keratin strands, which leads to damage and dullness and leaves your hair more prone to damage from colder weather. If you can't survive without your hot tools, give your hair its best chance to recover with Lu's Rescue Collection. By focusing on the root cause of damaged hair from chemical dyes, straightening treatments, heat irons, and the environment, this collection focuses on recovering your hair and fighting hair loss.
7. Skip a Wash or Two
Here's an easy cold weather hack for your hair: don't wash it every day! Skipping a wash will help your hair retain its natural oils and maintain its hydration and strength.
Is your hair ready for the new season? Let us know how you take care of your locks during the fall.