I can’t believe we reaching the tail end of summer. The kids (and teachers!) around these parts are mostly back to school, and August is almost over. Although it still feels like we are in the dead of summer down here in Texas, the seasons will change before we know it. You know, we’ll go from about 100 degrees to about 80. 80 sounds magnificent right about now, so bring on fall, y’all!
My hair certainly has taken a beating this summer. Between the heat, direct sunlight, pool water, salt and sand from the beach, and constantly having it up – it was feeling a little lifeless. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been taking some measures to whip my hair back into shape. I’m ready to embrace fall hair, and here’s how you can, too!
Minimize Stress to Hair
Even though I didn’t do as much heat styling as I normally do, I had my hair up in a topknot quite a bit. I began to see lots of hair get pulled out, even after using the gentler hair ties. I’ve been trying to minimize stress to my hair, including leaving it down as much as possible and avoid heat styling.
Natural Oil Treatments
One way I like to revive life back into my hair is to give myself a DIY Hot Oil Treatment. You can follow that link to the post with the complete recipe, but it deeply moisturizes my hair and makes it super shiny.
Get a Trim
I’m the worst at getting my hair cut! When I do, I always feel that I need to do it more often. I’ve started getting blunt cuts so that my fine hair feels thicker at the ends, and it’s made a huge difference in the way my hair behaves. Getting a simple trim takes away promotes hair health. It doesn’t completely change your look, though.
Tone Color Down
You don’t need a completely new dye job to refresh your look for fall. Fall hair color is simply toning down the brightness or bringing in a bit of warmth. For example, if you are a blonde, it could be as simple as adding some lowlights or a toner, and if you are brunette, you could tone a bit of auburn into your hair. Get with your stylist to come up with the best fall hair color plan! I’m a huge fan of peekaboo highlights. They are added underneath the crown of the head so that when they grow out, your dark roots are not as visible. During the summer, I usually have them a lot brighter, and in fall and winter, I’ll tone them down. I’m convinced this is the best color ever because it is so low maintenance.
Take Care of Your Scalp
I never realized how important scalp health was until I stared using CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™. My scalp was getting pretty itchy recently, and a lot of that has to do with the direct sun exposure I’ve gotten (not to mention, sunburns on your scalp are literally the worst). Scalp skin is actually the same skin we have on our arms, legs, and the rest of our body. We shouldn’t neglect this skin! The CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ line of hair products is clinically proven to help replenish the scalp with essential hydration with regular use. I was sent the Nourishing Shampoo and Nourishing Daily Conditioner, so it addresses not only my scalp but it has kept the rest of my hair hydrated and smooth. I’ve noticed a significant difference. No lie, it’s feeling far less dry and itchy nowadays!
I’m totally ready to embrace fall hair, and loving how healthy my scalp and hair is feeling, thanks to CLEAR SCALP & HAIR™ .
Do you make any drastic changes to your hair in the fall? What do you do?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.