How To Switch Up Your Hair Routine For Autumn

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It may seem like a total waste of time to switch up your hair routine at the start of the season but it could actually make a massive difference. In the colder months your strands get drier and are more prone to frizziness and damage so it’s really important that you’re using the right products. There are also a few other quick hacks we’re filling you in on today that can really help your hair in the cold too. So if you want the glossiest mane this autumn then you better keep scrolling.

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Change Your Shampoo And Conditioner

In the autumn it’s really important to switch out your summer products for something way more nourishing. You want to look out for shampoos that contain essential oils as they’ll really moisturise your hair and combat frizz. It’s also worth avoiding ingredients like sulphates and alcohol as they’ll dry out your strands even more. We love the OGX Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco range as it restores shine and softness while strengthening your hair.

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Invest In A Humidifier

It’s definitely worth getting a humidifier in the colder months to help replace moisture lost in the air from central heating. The optimum humidity levels in a room are normally around 35-45% but if you have the heating on they could drop as low as 10% and seriously zap the moisture out of your strands. It’s best to put them on in the evening or during the night to give them enough time to really work their magic.

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Get A Trim

It’s always a good shout to get a trim at the start of the season to remove the damage and freshen up your cut. As a rough guide you want to get a trim every 2-3 months to keep your hair looking its best. If a trim is too much and you’re trying to hold onto length then just dusting off your split ends regularly is a good idea too. You don’t have to go to the salon every time either as it’s really easy to do at home, just click here for a quick tutorial.

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Bulk Up Your Strands

Sometimes the warm weather can bring on the telogen phase of your hair follicles which is when your hair rests before shedding. However once autumn comes around your hair will start to shed as you reach the end of the phase. This is why most people find their hair sheds more in autumn than any other time of year so it’s definitely worth picking up something to bulk out your strands. We’d go for a mousse or texturising spray but make sure it’s salt and alcohol free to avoid drying out your hair.

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Top Up On Your Vitamins

It’s really important to make sure you’re eating really well and getting the right nutrients to keep your hair healthy. In the winter months you particularly want to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D as without the sun your levels can dip. A deficiency can lead to hair loss as it’s vital for stimulating your hair follicles and promoting hair growth. Vitamin D rich foods include tuna, eggs and almond milk but you can also pick up a supplement to make sure you’re getting enough.

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Moisturise

Dry air will suck all the moisture out of your hair so it’s really important to keep it as nourished as possible. Using a leave in conditioner and a mask once a week is really important if you want to prevent your hair getting brittle. You can also use a scalp oil as a deep treatment to combat dry skin and flakes as often as you need to.

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Wash Your Hair Less

As your scalp will be drier in the winter you might find that your hair gets a bit drier, especially your lengths and ends. To keep your locks nourished it’s worth prolonging the gap between washing your hair as much as possible. Keep dry shampoo to a minimum too and top up the ends of your hair with oil in between washes.