by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com
Fall is finally here!
It's time to put away our maxi dresses and pull out those tall boots and chunky sweaters. Crisp weather and pumpkin spice lattes aren't the only gifts of the season, though. If your curls are already drier than the autumn leaves, here are 5 ways to prepare your hair for colder weather.
1. Shed your summer ends with a trim.
The twist outs and wash 'n go’s of summertime may have wrecked and ravaged your ends. Start fall fresh with a trim to revive hair and prevent further damage.
2. Keep curls moist with a pre-poo.
A rich conditioner or oil can drench hair with moisture, making your curls bouncier, shinier, and ready to handle the fall weather. Coat your tresses before a shampoo to keep them from drying out during the season.
3. Hit the switch.
Just like you switch your foundation with the changing seasons, it's time to switch your hair products. Fall and winter call for heavier oils, butters, and pomades. Summer faves like coconut oil and shea butter can harden in colder weather--olive oil, jojoba, and creams can add moisture and shine.
4. Try a protective style.
Keep your curls safe from dry air and harsh winds with a protective style. Bantu knots, buns, braids, and even weaves can keep your hair looking its best this fall.
5. Before you throw on that fedora...
Cotton and wool fibers can wreak havoc on your hair, drawing away the moisture you worked so hard to put in. Before you top off your look, protect your tresses by lining the inside of your wool hats with a silk scarf.
Keep your hair healthy in every season!
What are your favorite ways to prepare your hair for fall?
Tiffani Greenway is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, a New York city parenting blog. Her tips have been seen on Yahoo Parenting, Mommy Noire, and Fit Pregnancy. Find more of Tiffani's work at mymommyvents.com.