The fresh autumn breeze is in the air along with the sweet smell of pumpkin spiced lattes! Cozy knits and knee high boots are making it to the front of your wardrobe and the days are getting shorter *tear*. Of course, this shouldn’t be true for your hair! Here are some of our favourite Fall healthy hair hacks to prevent dry hair this season:
- Invest in a Silk Pillowcase
This natural fabric can do wonders for you hair since it’s smooth, silky surface prevents friction and therefore split ends and breakage. Other pillowcases like cotton will actually soak up the natural oils of your hair, whereas silk will assist with maintaining this natural moisture. It has added benefits for your skin too, preventing wrinkles and premature aging!
- Use a Hair Strengthening Shampoo
Your hair will need some extra support as the weather gets colder and the dryness of indoor heat sets in, making a hair strengthening shampoo ESSENTIAL. The HAIRtamin Biotin Shampoo is a powerfully nourishing blend of botanical extracts and vitamins that will keep your hair strong and smooth throughout the temperature changes. It has aloe vera to enrich your strands with moisture, cucumber extract to repair damage and thinning tresses, and turmeric to stimulate new hair growth, reduce inflammation and dandruff, as well as provitamin B5 to nourish hair follicles.
- Deep Condition your Strands
Next, you’ll want to deepen and seal-in this moisture with an advanced conditioning treatment. The HAIRtamin Biotin Conditioner enriches your hair with luxurious silk and wheat proteins to prevent dryness and create lasting smoothness and shine. It’s also equipped with a powerful blend of super-antioxidants, like turmeric, Vitamins A, C, & E, lavender, tea tree, and rosemary to protect your hair from damaging free radicals while invigorating and awakening your hair follicles, further stimulating growth!
- Ease up on Ponytails
If you’re an avid ponytail wearer - it may be time to take a break! While it’s such a flattering and polished style, it can be harming to your hair if overdone. If hair is pulled back too tightly and for long periods of time, it can result in breakage, splitting, hair weakness, and even follicle damage. Even worse, too much stress or pressure on a hair follicle can result in hair loss - yikes!
Here are some ponytail tips from the pros:
- Never tie your hair up when it’s wet, it’s much more fragile and breakage-prone than when dry
- Avoid rubbery elastic bands and opt for fabric-coated ones
- If you’re doing a braid, keep it loose (braids are more damaging if they’re tight and heavy)
- Embrace Cold Showers
While cold showers are hailed for their health benefits, they also have an incredible effect on your hair. Cold water (the colder the better - you may need to work up to this!), reduces the loss of natural oils on your skin and hair, making your strands shine more naturally. The cold also causes your hair follicles to contract, resulting in the stronger grip of your hair to your scalp. For many, cold showers can be a game changer in the prevention of hair loss!
- Eat your Greens (and other colours of the rainbow)
It’s no doubt that your diet plays a critical role in your overall health and definitely the health of your hair! Vegetables are LOADED with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that directly nourish your scalp and promote hair growth. Spinach is high in iron and zinc, sweet potato is an excellent source of beta-carotene (needed for cellular repair), tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and cell-repairing agents, beetroot is high in lycopene which helps to stimulate hair re-growth - the list goes on. You should aim to get a variety of dark leafy greens as well as a full-range of coloured veggies into your diet for optimal hair health!