Summer now feels like a distant memory (well, the two weeks we had of it!), and it’s now time to get all the cosy feels ready for the new season. However, while the image of autumn always shows us beautiful colours blanketing the landscape - we all know that means wind and rain!
But, just because the weather hasn’t played ball this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t look good under the rain mac. The next few months will start to get cooler, and that can play havoc with your locks. So, there are a few things you can do to protect your hair.
Refresh the colour
The new season always brings us new colours to obsess over, so there's no better time to have a refresh. Classic brunettes are a popular choice, including rich chocolate and espresso tones. Plus, you could also consider updating a balayage with darker roots and autumnal ends. If you’re like me and can’t part with your blonde tresses, there are lots of beautiful warmer shades and face-framing techniques to update your look.
Hold off on regular shampooing
It’s tempting to wash your hair every day, but whatever the season, try to reduce how much you shampoo your tresses. The cold weather can dry out your locks, so washing may strip the natural oils further. Instead, why not make friends with some dry shampoo and use it in between washes to keep your hair looking fresh.
Have you noticed your hair becomes more static when the weather changes? This is because the colder temperatures mean there’s less moisture in the air, which can lead to your hair drying out, thus creating static. If you have this issue, give your locks some TLC every week with a moisturising hair mask.
Steven & Laurent Hairdressers have a range of Kevin Murphy products perfect for keeping static at bay. I particularly love the Kevin Murphy Leave-In.Repair treatment. Not only does it restore and repair the hair, it also provides heat defence if you want to use styling tools.
Swap your hairbands
If you’re still using hairbands with metal fastenings, it’s time to swap these for bands that are much kinder to your hair. Autumn weather can make your locks more susceptible to breakage, so you’ll want to avoid this as much as possible if you love wearing an up-do. I know first-hand how much these little blighters get caught up when you’re untangling your hair, so why not opt for a scrunchie instead. You don’t have to go full-on 90s look if that’s not your bag, as there are tons of colours and designs to suit your personal style. In addition, scrunchie fabric glides through your tresses easier and prevents pulling, so you won’t have to worry about unintended layering from any breakage.