The cooler crisp air of autumn is making its way in and if you’re anything like me it almost feels sooner than expected. It’s almost like someone flipped a switch and suddenly changed the seasons! It was 90 degrees in North Carolina one week then the following week us North Carolinians had to pull out our jackets for cool night temperatures and cold mornings.
With cooler temperatures comes drier air. You may have noticed your hair seems drier and your scalp may be flaky. Now granted some people deal with these issues year round but some notice it more during the change of seasons. Just know you’re not alone!
With the weather changing its important for you to remember that your skin and hair require some additional tender love and care during this time.
Here are a few things you can do to combat dry hair and scalp during the fall and winter months!
- Deep Conditioning– This does not take the place of your normal treatment that you should be getting every 6-8 weeks. After shampooing your hair, preferably with a sulfate free shampoo, apply conditioner to your hair. I suggest the Moisturizing Conditioner by Influance Hair Care. Be sure to distribute the conditioner evenly throughout your hair making sure to pay close attention to the ends. Place a plastic cap over your hair and sit underneath a hooded dryer for 10-15 mins.
- Hot Oil Treatments– These treatments help to moisturize dry and brittle hair which is very common with natural hair. They are also very beneficial for people who suffer from dry scalp and dandruff. Hot oil treatments can help to prevent split ends and breakage as well as strengthen the hair and add shine. I use the Natural Oil by Influance Hair Care for hot oil treatments on myself and my clients.Shop for Hair Products
- Steam Treatments– Adding steam along with your treatments or deep conditioners is very beneficial. Steam treatments add hydration to the hair helping to improve your hair’s moisture retention and elasticity. It also helps add moisture to a dry, tight scalp. NOTE: Make sure you clip your hair up so that the steam is able to penetrate to ends of your hair! Also, I do not suggest steaming the hair more than once a week.
- Hydrate– Make sure you’re drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day. Water is beneficial for all of your bodily functions. If you’re lacking when it comes to your water intake your scalp and hair will also suffer! So keep drinking your water. Your skin, scalp, and hair will thank you! If you are a current or future client of mine you can add any of the services mentioned to your next appointment as an add on service! Simply click the link below to begin scheduling your next appointment.