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With Autumn comes cute decor, chunky knit outfits and all the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. But accompanying the cool, crisp hue is drier air, and unpredictable weather conditions (we are in England, after all). These factors combined can wreak havoc on your hair, resulting in it becoming dry, frizzy, and prone to flyaways from the moment you step outside. To keep your locks looking luscious and full of life, it's essential to weather-proof your hair during the A/W months.

Today, we'll be revealing our top expert tips and industry tricks for keeping your locks smooth, nourished and weather-ready all Autumn season. Read on to discover more..

the effects of autumn weather on our hair

Firstly, it's important to understand what exactly causes those unruly strands in the first place. During Autumn, the drop in temperature and humidity levels can cause your hair to become dehydrated and brittle. The dry air can strip your hair of its natural moisture, leading to frizz and static (it's giving Monica from Friends circa 2003). Additionally, the wind and rain can further damage your hair, making it more susceptible to breakage and delicate strands.


Beware of towel drying

An important factor in frizz fighting is how you handle your hair after washing. When you towel dry your hair, the vigorous friction between the towel and your strands can ultimately lead to breakage and damage.

This is especially true in Autumn when the air is drier, and your hair is more prone to dryness and brittleness. The rough texture of the towel can cause your hair cuticles to lift, making it more susceptible to breakage and frizz. Instead, after washing, gently squeeze your hair dry of any moisture and allow it to air dry naturally to maintain optimal hair health.

Improve your brushing technique

Another factor to consider when maintaining your best hair days during Autumn is to choose the correct hair brush catered to your style and texture. During the Autumnal months when hair can be especially prone to breakage or becoming brittle, opting for a brush with natural bristles or a wide-toothed comb is the best choice. These tools are gentle enough on your hair and scalp, and also help distribute natural oils, ultimately reducing frizz.

When brushing your hair, start from the ends and work your way up to the roots. This technique prevents unnecessary breakage and minimises pain or discomfort. This method is particularly effective for hair during the colder months, when it tends to be more fragile. Although while brushing is essential, over brushing can actually do more harm than good. Excessive brushing can strip away natural oils, leading to dryness and frizz. Aim to brush your hair once or twice a day, depending on your hair type and condition.

Lastly, the beauty connoisseurs amongst us clean our make-up brushes regularly.. but how often do you clean your hairbrush? Yep. Product build-up, oils, sebum and bacteria can thrive in this area and so it's vital to keep any combs, brushes or tools you're using throughout your hair regularly cleansed and free from excess hair. Remove any hair strands trapped in the bristles and wash the brush with mild shampoo and warm water to combat product build-up, and to keep your brush hygienic.

Use nourishing oils

When washing your hair during the cooler months, it's important to take into consideration your current hair care routine, and think about which steps you can alter to make the most out of your products and to allow your locks to feel soft, hydrated and nourished (when your hair needs it most!) Below, we've entailed our top professional product tips and tricks for incorporating into your Autumnal hair washing regime, to guarantee salon-worthy results every time.

1. Pre-Shampoo Treatment: Before washing your hair, apply a few drops of Argan Oil to the ends and lengths of your hair. Leave it on for about 30 minutes or overnight for deep conditioning. Rinse it off and shampoo as usual.

2. Leave-In Conditioner: After washing and towel-drying your hair, apply a small amount of Argan Oil to the ends and lengths. This will help detangle your hair, reduce frizz, and add shine.

3. Heat Protectant: Before using any heat styling tools, such as a hairdryer or straightener, apply a few spritz of Hot Girl Spritz to protect your hair from heat damage. The Grape Seed Oil infused formula is known to nourish hair, smooth split ends, strengthen lengths and restore natural shine. This combined with Coconut Fruit Extract amplifies hair hydration, all whilst leaving your hair super soft to the touch.

4. Hair Mask: Once a week, treat your hair to a nourishing Hair Mask such as Revive & Thrive. Apply the mask to your hair, leave it on for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly for a deep conditioning treatment which will repair strands and leave hair feeling revitalised.

Protect hair against static

When combing or brushing your hair during the Autumn months, opt for a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush with plastic bristles. Plastic bristles can create friction and contribute to static build-up. A wide-toothed comb such as our Hollywood Wave Comb will help to distribute natural oils and minimise static. The design of this particular brush will glide through hair effortlessly without tugging or pulling on the scalp, which is fundamental during the colder months when hair can be much more prone to breakage.

Don't let Autumn weather and the cooler hues ruin your hair. By following these simple tips, you can weather-proof your locks and keep them looking healthy and full of life throughout the season. Remember to hydrate, shield, and embrace protective styles to ensure your hair stays in top shape. With a little extra care, you can enjoy the Autumn season without worrying about hair woes.


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