Summer was fun. You wore wash n’ go’s, co-washed to your hearts content, and let your fro blow in the summer breeze. Though you might have enjoyed the summer sun and fun with your hair, it’s time to change up your hair routine for fall. It’s easy to wash your hair in the summer and go because it dries in the sun. You can’t always get away with that in the fall. Now it’s time for a more practical hair regiment for fall. We have the perfect fall hair care regiment for well managed, beautiful natural hair!
1. More protective styling
Though it was fun to wear your hair out in the summer, it is not always practical to do it in the fall, especially if you live in a colder area. To retain length and keep your ends protected fall requires more protective styling. Try braids, up-dos, extensions, and twist for the fall. Check out our 25 Protective Natural Hair for Fall for some great ideas!
2. Heat Pass
It might have been a little harder to wear your hair straight in the summer. We all know what humidity does to a natural women’s straight hair! The results are by no means pretty. Now is the time to grant your self a heat pass if you choose to. The fall is a great time to get your hair straightened and get rid of any split ends you collected while you were out enjoying the summer weather.
3. L.O.C. Method
With the weather getting cooler, the hair is more likely to become dry and brittle. The fall is a great time to use heavier products, to ensure that the hair is protected. You can do this by incorporating the L.O.C. method (liquid, oil, cream) in your hair routine. This method helps to seal in moisture and ensure that your hair is well nourished. With the L.O.C. method you first use a liquid, such as water, next an oil, which can be a carrier oil and finally a cream, which is a heavier cream. Great products to use this method with are TGIN’s Argan oil . TGIN’s daily moisturizer and Green Tea Super Moist Leave In
What better way to bring in the fall then a cute beanie adorning your curls? Beanies are also a fun cute style to wear in the fall. You can wear your hair in braids underneath or have a little bit of leave out in the front for a fun, funky fall style.Beanies are also a great way to stylishly keep your hair hidden while doing a deep conditioning treatment or simply wearing a protective style underneath.
5. Avoiding the Snag
In fall and winter it is very easy for your natural hair to snag or rub against jackets, coats and scarves, when down which causes breakage and split ends. To avoid this unfortunate mishap utilize and buns up do’s and try to keep your hair from rubbing against your jacket as much as possible.
Which of these methods will you be incorporating into your hair care routine?
Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago,residing in Los Angeles! Follow her on instagram @ashleyreneepoet