I am officially a brunette (a little on the Auburn side to be exact) without split ends. Yes, summer is now over, so it was time to cover up the chunky, thick blonde highlights and cut off all those dead, dry ends that comes with swimming, sunning, & the hot summer weather. With the Fall season here, its time to change our hair care routine a bit. Here are some tips.
1. Wash your hair every other day. To absorb excess oil between washes, apply a dime-size amount of baby powder to your roots at the crown and massage it into your scalp.
2. Get a trim every six to eight weeks to rid hair of dry, split ends.
3. Moisture loss causes split ends, so keep hair hydrated with leave in conditioner.
4. Deep-condition hair twice a month to restore health and boost radiance.
5. Be honest! Tell your stylist about any previous chemical treatments. This will ensure nothing is used on your hair that will cause a bad reaction—like hair loss.
6. Avoid pulling or tugging at tangled wet hair. Hair is like an elastic band—it can snap off and break if stretched too far. Instead, use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to separate wet strands.
7. Hot water is the enemy! High temperatures can damage your hair and will promote frizz.
8. Use a clarifying shampoo once a month to remove protein buildup along the scalp caused by oral medications, fatty acids and product use.
9. Create your own clarifying rinse: Mix 1 oz apple cider vinegar with 8 oz water and apply to wet hair. Let sit for 5 minutes, then rinse clear.
10. Buffing your hair with a towel when wet causes it to tangle. To absorb water, gently blot with a towel.
11. Want a quick hydration boost for hair? Apply olive oil to ends.
12. Always rinse out conditioner with cold water to seal the cuticle, which promotes shine.