Autumn hair care : Tips for healthier hair

Shahnaz Husain

Autumn is here and after a hot summer full of work, adventure, and heat it’s time we start preparing for the new season!
While the sun’s UV rays, warm windy days, pool and sea water, and weeks at the beach may have felt good, they are also likely to have taken their toll on your hair.
The cooler fall weather brings dry, cold air, which can come with all sorts of unwanted hair issues including dry and dull tresses, sensitive scalps, and extra frizz.
The change in season also requires some adjustments to be made to your hair care routine.  
Kickstart your post-summer hair-care regime immediately and make sure your locks welcome the cooler seasons looking vibrant, shiny, and restored.
Here are our top hair care tips to keep your hair lush throughout the autumn months.
It’s always a good idea to trim your hair regularly, but it’s even more crucial during the autumn months when your hair is more prone to break and have split ends.
A summer of sun exposure can leave your hair damaged and fried. And, the longer your hair, the more susceptible you are to breakage. Your ends are most likely left feeling ultra-dry and brittle after months of being exposed to harsh sunlight, UV rays, chlorine, and swimming.
Make the most of the seasonal changes by adapting your autumn hair habits to match your hair’s unique needs. Doing so will help transform your hair to look and feel better than ever !
Consider Autumn the perfect time for a trim or even a big chop, as a way to get rid of any of the damage that the summer could have done to your hair. A trim will rid your hair of broken ends and will instantly make it look healthier.
Speak to your stylist about cutting away split ends, or consider a fresh new style altogether.
Why not opt for a trending above-the-shoulder or lob cut?
Give your hair an extra dose of moisture.
You see–the crisp, cold weather has a nasty way of sucking moisture from your strands, causing static and frizz. The solution is to hydrate your hair at every opportunity
Drinking water isn’t the only way to make sure your hair stays hydrated and healthy. Why not go directly to the source by deep conditioning your hair a few times each month ? After all, there’s no better feeling than when your hair is silky and frizz-free !  :
Shampoo your hair first to get it clean. Apply the conditioner on your ends and work your way to the roots. Leave the conditioner in for around 30 minutes. This could change depending on your hair type. Rinse off the conditioner with cold water.
Consider a bi-weekly deep conditioning treatment to combat static and tangles that come with fall hats and scarves. Just a few times a week is all you need to keep your hair healthy.
Oils and serums are a simple way to add moisture to your hair during the fall season. They replace the natural sebum that your hair produces in between washing your hair.
Don’t forget to use the proper product for your hair type! If you have fine or thick hair, select a shampoo and conditioner corresponding to your specific hair type.
Let your hair air dry whenever possible and avoid using heated styling tools such as hair straighteners, curlers, and hair dryers.
 It can be uncomfortable to let your hair air-dry during the cold autumn months however when you allow your hair to dry naturally, you help it retain moisture and protect it from damaging hot styling tools. Using heat-activated tools can cause all sorts of damage, making it more prone to breakage especially during the autumn months. If you must use heat, use a heat-protectant (spray, serum, mouse, or cream) product beforehand. The best weapon to fight frizz is good quality styling products, formulated specifically for the job.
The easiest healthy Autumn hair care tip you can practice that will lead to beautifully hydrated hair is good nutrition.
Vitamins are a great way to nourish your body, but they are also a great way to impact your hair. Vitamin A, vitamin C, biotin, and iron are all vitamins that will help your hair look shinier and healthier
Vitamin D is essential to healthy hair growth..” Oily fish, red meat, egg yolks, and fortified foods are all rich in vitamin D.
Dark leafy vegetables like kale and spinach, which contain iron and vitamins C and A, will keep your tresses super strong, and of course
What does your hair need ? Everyone has different hair, and because of that, they might need different treatments throughout the drier months of fall. If you feel like your hair is lacking, but you’re not sure what to do,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a hair expert in the nearest salon today.
The author is an internationally famed beauty expert and is called the herbal queen of India