The cooler season is here, and that means we need to switch up the way we care for our hair. With the hot days of summer behind us, it’s time to take a look at our daily hair care routine and make changes for the cold, dry air that’s to come.
Autumn is the time to prepare your hair for harsh winter weather – and planning ahead is the best way to keep your hair soft and smooth with vibrant, beautiful colors that you’ll love, especially as the holidays approach. Here are some tips to help you transition to the cooler months ahead.
Start with a trim. Did you grow your hair this summer? Many people do so they can take advantage of long, romantic summer hairstyles. Even if you didn’t, chances are that the hot outdoor air this summer contributed to some split ends. Leaving those split ends in place increases your chance for hair breakage, and it also contributes to frizzy hair that’s difficult to style. Come into The Glam Room and let your expert stylist trim off those split ends so your hair can look healthier this season.
Prioritize moisture. Even people with oily hair need conditioners to keep hair healthy, and those with dry hair may even need regular professional conditioning treatments. That’s because conditioner coats hair with protective moisture that keeps each strand smooth. How does it work? Well, the outside layer of each strand of your hair, the cuticle, is like a series of cells that stack on top of each other. That protects the inner core and helps keep your hair strong. When those cells separate, hair becomes weaker and sticks together in tangles, and that shows as frizz. Conditioner seals those cells into place so that each strand is smooth. The trick is to choose the right product – and your Glam Room stylist can recommend a personalized haircare prescription of products from trusted salon brands like Kerastase® and L'Oréal Professionnel®.
Prioritize your hair in your cold-weather wardrobe. Hats and scarves are a must in the harsh winter weather ahead because they protect your hair. As you collect pieces for your winter wardrobe, include several different hats and scarves that go with your outfits so you’re ready to protect your hair. For hats, choose those that have a silk lining to avoid the friction that can cause static, tangles, and breakage.
Rethink heat exposure. With so many hairstyles out there, ask your Glam Room stylist to help you choose some that look great but that doesn’t require a lot of styling with heated tools. Heat dries out your hair, robbing it of the moisture it needs to stay silky smooth. When you do need to blow dry or use a curling rod or flat iron, use a professional heat protectant like this one from Kerastase® before you style. And though it’s tempting to take super-hot showers in the cold months ahead. turn down that heat whenever you rinse your hair so that you don’t expose it to unneeded heat.
There’s a lot you can do now to prepare your hair for cooler months ahead, and your expert Glam Room stylist can help!
Need a trim or a new hairstyle to get your hair looking its best this fall? Let the expert stylists at The Glam Room help you get the look you want. Make an appointment today and you can also get a professional haircare prescription that will keep your hair silky soft all year long. You can find us at 308 Delaware Street in Kansas City or call 816-605-1949 to schedule your Kerastase® haircare treatment appointment or schedule your appointment on our free mobile app, iTunes and Google Play.
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