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In November, the air chills, the leaves fall, the hot drinks warm our insides, and our coats and scarves and mittens get brought to the front of our closets.
Fall is also significant for anyone interested in beauty since clothing styles change along with certain beauty trends to adapt to a new season.
As we prepare to cozy up into fall and soon winter, the trends change, such as a transition to fall colors like oranges, browns, reds, and maroons. We love to shift our fall wardrobes to reflect these earthy colors, as well as our makeup palettes.
Some of us like to change up our hair for fall, with a new cut or style or color, such as adding highlights and lowlights that reflect those amazing earthy tones.
As much fun as giving your appearance a fresh look for a new season is, the ways we care for our hair (or neglect to care for it) can significantly affect its health in the future. Although super satisfying and exciting, dyeing your hair, if done too often or without following proper care procedures, can leave you with dead, brittle strands.
All of us want shiny, healthy hair in this new season, and that includes having a full, thick, gorgeous head of hair.
So what should you do if you want to promote fuller, thicker strands of hair, as well as generally make your hair look and feel healthier? We have compiled a list of our best hair tips that will start you well on your journey to gorgeous locks.
Moisturized hair is happy hair. Hair replenished with moisture is less dried out, supple, and full, and therefore more protected from damage and breakage. It is also the perfect palette for working towards other hair goals, such as adding shine and preventing split ends. There are multiple ways to go about keeping your hair moisturized.
Hair oils are one useful method for adding moisture to your hair. You can buy hair serums in the hair product section that are clinically formulated with a blend of oils to treat various needs.
In general, oils are packed with fatty acids and vitamins that plump the strands with moisture and add shine. Oils are also beneficial for overall hair health.
You can also add moisture through deep conditioning and hair masks. You can buy these at the store (and they usually target multiple hair concerns surrounding dryness or weakness) or can be made DIY style at home.
You can deep condition your hair as quickly as shampooing it, towel drying it, and spreading conditioner through your locks, to be left on for up to an hour.
To prevent dry or damaged hair, you will want to keep an eye on how much heat you’re applying to your strands. It is never wise to use harsh heat styling every day, such as straightening or curling your hair daily.
If you want to change your hair type in a permanent way, instead of using heat products, you can look into options like a relaxer or perm, but be aware these can be quite damaging as well.
Otherwise, try letting your hair dry naturally on most days or put your hair in an updo instead of styling it on occasion. When you do use heat, always apply a heat protector to your hair.
We mentioned before how much we love dyeing our hair, like at the beginning of a new season for a sense of newness. However, hair dye strips the hair of its natural color and proteins.
Overall the effect is weaker, dryer, hair prone to frizziness, and a rough texture. Ouch. Those are not ways we want our hair described.
Luckily, there are products to treat your hair throughout the dyeing process, or else nobody would ever dye their hair. Speak to your hairstylists about the treatment they would recommend you follow up with your hair dye to keep your hair in tip-top shape.
Hair is more fragile than usual when it’s wet and more prone to breakage, so you need to be careful when brushing after your shower. Unfortunately, we often do our styling when hair is wet and that may be the only time you brush your hair if you have extremely curly locks. You can care for your wet hair by using a wide-toothed comb to brush it out –be gentle and careful not to pull through knots. If you struggle with knotted hair, a detangling brush is another great option that is kind to your hair.
Although it can be hard to lose your hard-earned growth, hair experts recommend you get a trim every six to eight weeks to do away with split ends.
Think of it this way: if you wait a long time between trims, you will have split ends that will have started to break upwards, meaning you’ll need to cut off more inches of hair--maybe the entirety of growth you’ve been working on.
However, if you trim your hair frequently, you’ll have less amounts of split ends to trim. So you will experience more growth in the long run.
You can’t have thicker, fuller hair if you have split ends halfway up your hair, so think about the long-term results and try to visit the salon regularly.
Did you know you might be washing your hair wrong? Everyone knows to use shampoo first, and then conditioner, but you might not know why.
Your shampoo’s job is to thoroughly clean the scalp by stripping unwanted oils, dust, dirt, and dry skin (also known as dandruff), but shampoo applied anywhere other than your scalp can dry out strands that don’t carry all the extra dirt as the scalp does.
This is where you might be washing your hair wrong: shampoo should only be applied to your scalp, not all the way through the length of your hair. Be sure to give your scalp a thorough massage or scrub to stimulate blood flow and then rinse out the shampoo; the suds washing out through your hair will be enough of a cleaning for your length and roots and won’t dry them out.
Meanwhile, the conditioner’s job is to replenish moisture that was stripped from the hair during the shampoo--and as a result of other hair treatments like heat or drying products--without making your strands greasy.
You should only be applying conditioner throughout the length of your hair and your ends. By washing the right way, you’ll prevent drying out your hair.
Depending on the type of hair you have, you’ll have different hair concerns. If you have straight hair your main focus might be on adding shine and preventing flyaways, but if you have curly hair, you might be more concerned with smoothing out the shape of your curls without adding greasiness.
Know your hair concerns and choose a shampoo and conditioner to address these issues. Hair care isn’t usually a “one product helps all” situation, so choosing a shampoo and conditioner duo that are good at targeting one main issue may be more beneficial for you than one that lightly addresses general hair care.
With these tips, we can all wave hello to a full, gorgeous head of hair! We’ll just think of it as an early Christmas gift to ourselves.
Haircare is super essential because hair is part of our expression of ourselves. The hair on your head is not the only hair you want to take good care of, nor is it the only hair you can boost the thickness and fullness of.
We’re talking about our eyelashes and eyebrows. We probably all desire to have long lashes and thick brows to match our healthy head of hair. While some of the tips and tricks above may still apply to your lashes and brows, our growth serums are an easy one-stop product for each.
Our ForChics lash growth serum and ForChics brow growth serum help boost your hair growth with powerful plant ingredients, nutrients, and amino acids specifically formulated to promote healthy growth.
So, are ya ready to take on thicker, full hair? Let ForChics help you achieve great results!
Sources:A Review: Hair Health, Concerns of Shampoo Ingredients and Scalp Nourishing Treatments | NCBI
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