Goodbye Summer: Changing Your Haircare Habits for Fall

As the seasons change and summer comes to an end, we make changes like swapping out flip flops in exchange for boots and trading in tanks for sweaters. But our wardrobe isn’t all that needs to be updated for cooler weather.


Our haircare habits need to change, too. As temps and humidity decrease, the moisture in hair slowly dries out, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage.


Welcome the arrival of autumn with a hair trim to remove any damaged ends, then keep your hair healthy with these three changes to your daily routine.


Infuse with moisture

Keep your hair from drying out, or repair already dry hair, by boosting its moisture level. Start with moisture-rich products, like Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo and Conditioner. They'll gently cleanse and moisturize, while sealing the cuticle to lock in moisture. Then once a week use a moisturizing hair mask for extra conditioning. Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Intensive Treatment is an effective option and gives hair a remarkable shine. And with each wash, keep the water temp low because hot water can zap the moisture out of hair.

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Guard against cold

If keeping your hair soft and healthy is a priority, avoid going outside while your hair is wet. No, not because of the old myth that you’ll catch a cold, because when hair freezes it loses its flexibility, which makes it easy to break and damage. If you’re short on time and won’t be able to dry your hair completely, don't wet it. Instead, use a dry shampoo like Paul Mitchell Dry Wash. Just spray at the roots, let it set for a few minutes and then brush through to make your hair look and feel freshly washed. Or plan ahead by washing it the night before and letting it air dry while you sleep.


Protect from heat

While low temps can be harsh on wet hair, high temps can be equally damaging to dry hair. When styling with hot tools like a blow dryer or curling iron, reduce the chances of harming hair by lowering the heat setting and applying a thermal protector like Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press or Redken Pillow Proof Primer Spray. Both protect against heat, reduce breakage and leave hair stronger.

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