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Switch up your autumn hair

It’s time to turn over a new leaf when it comes to your haircare routine, says stylist and hair colour wiz Charlie. For awesome autumn hair see their top tips below.

Weather it out…

As summer turns to autumn, the colder, rainier weather outside and centrally heated temperatures indoors will combine to create a perfect storm, drying out your hair and scalp. Your hair may also have been left brittle and damaged by the summer sun, chlorine and salt.

It’s a good idea to wash your hair less often in the autumn/winter months, if you can.

Switch to hydrating shampoos and conditioners to strengthen and protect your hair while preventing further damage. Your stylist can recommend the right ones for your hair, so do ask.

Smooth operators…

You can’t avoid the autumn weather, but if you hate the frizz you can fend it off. Try blotting your hair dry after washing it, rather than rubbing it with a towel as this can ruffle the cuticles making hair more prone to frizz.  Also, smooth the cuticles by combing through your conditioner with a wide-toothed comb.

Charlie says, ‘A brilliant dose of oil to keep frizz under control when you’re out is Dark Oil from Sebastian as it fits into your handbag or gym bag for quick fixes’.

Top up the TLC…

A little extra TLC as winter approaches will make a real difference to the look and feel of your hair, so amp up your regular haircare habits for autumn:

[1] Have a regular trim to keep split ends at bay. Damaged hair doesn’t reflect light very well, making it look dull.[2] Avoid using bristle brushes or those with metal prongs – vented brushes with rounded prongs are best. Ask in the salon for more advice on the best brushes for your hair.[3] Use a weekly mask treatment to help your hair lock in moisture, reduce frizzing and boost the shine.

‘I’m recommending Wellaplex  to my colour clients at the moment to soothe and protect your hair from the autumn onslaught,’ says Charlie.

[4] Hot water can strip hair of essential oils, leaving it dry and dull. Tempting as standing under a hot shower is on a chilly morning wash your hair in lukewarm water instead.[5] Don’t neglect your scalp, which can become dry and itchy as winter approaches. Try ‘Davines – Purifying Shampoo’ for super itchy and inflamed scalps.

Book a consultation today

Thinking of a change for autumn? A stunning new cut or colour to take you into the winter months? Need some haircare advice?

Book a complimentary consultation with one of our experts and we’ll give you our thoughts and recommendations. Call 01277 263060.

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