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The Fall Hair Guide for All Hair Types

The Fall Hair Guide for All Hair Types

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You may or may not love fall. Transitioning from summer to the season that precedes winter can be annoying for some people and a mere disturbance for others. Everything is changing. The leaves are becoming brown and orange, and the warm heat of the summer is transforming into dry air. You've waved goodbye to your summer essentials and started embracing warmer clothes.

Here's something else you should pay attention to; your hair. No matter your hair type, you would notice a difference when styling as the season changes. The hot summer sun might have damaged your hair and drained up all the moisture. Well, here's to new beginnings and getting your hair back to shape! This guide helps you decide what to do with your hair in the fall. No matter your hair type, there's something here for you.

What To Do With Your Hair During Fall

1. Buy a New Shampoo and Conditioner

We cannot emphasize this enough. Make sure to find a shampoo that will not strip away all the moisture from your hair. Remember, you're trying to help your hair recover from all the heat of summer. But, you’re also trying to ensure that fall’s dryness does not leave you with frizzy hair.

You can also use a Scalp Massage Shampoo Brush to gently wash and massage your hair while you’re in the shower. All you need to do is fill it in with your carefully chosen shampoo and massage it through your hair.

2. Deep Condition

It's time to break out the deep conditioner and all your favorite oil treatments. Deep conditioning is essential to ensure that your scalp and hair follicles are healthy. First, of course, you would need to find suitable oils that would moisturize your hair and add nutrients to it. 

If you're doing a DIY, the Felicia Leatherwood Flaxseed Bonnet is precisely what you need to make your deep conditioning effective. Pop the bonnet in the microwave for about two minutes, then wear it over your deep conditioned hair for about 15 to 20 mins. Your hair will thank you!

3. Get a Trim

If you've been considering cutting your hair shorter, fall is the perfect time to do so. You can also just visit the salon to trim off any damage the summer heat did to your hair. For example, you could trim out the damaged ends if you have naturally curly/coily hair that you don't keep in protective styles. FA trim is also not a bad idea for long, short, or medium type 1 and 2 hair. You can wear your hair in a  bob if it's short or a layered cut if it's longer.

4. Protect Your Hair from Dryness

Your hair can also get dry, brittle, and damaged in fall. To protect your hair from that, you can do the following:

  • Add some spray, oil, serum, or cream to your hair routine. This adds much-needed moisture to your hair and protects it from dryness or heat-activated styling tools.
  • Don't wash your hair every day. If you have Type 1 and 2 hair, you have to wash your hair more often than others. However, an everyday wash might still be too much for you. When you wash your hair, you strip it of its natural oils and moisture.
  • Avoid heat styling as much as you can. The weather is already dry enough. Heat styling like blow-drying might dry your hair out even more. Instead, you can use the Felicia Leatherwood Soft Micro-Fiber Towel to dry your hair off after washing. It dries your hair off about 50% faster than the regular towels.
  • Use protective styling like putting your hair in braids, twists, or wigs. Of course, you would need to moisturize your hair beforehand to ensure that there is minimal to no breakage when you eventually take down the styles.

Wear a good old hat. While summer hats fade away with the summer sun, you can still wear a few hats in fall. This works especially on the days you have not put too much effort into protecting your hair from dryness. Then, you could just slap on a hat, and you'd be good to go!

Final Thoughts

Fall does not have to be hard on your hair. If you take the necessary measures — protecting your hair from dryness, deep conditioning, and using the right products, you should get through the season with beautiful and healthy hair. We're rooting for you and your hair. Have a great fall!