As the season mellows slowly into autumn Kiri gives her tips for autumn hair care to help you turn over a new leaf.
Repair sun-stressed tresses
Summer sun, chlorine and sea salt can leave hair dry and brittle, and your colour faded explains Kiri.
So let’s kickstart your autumn routine with a maintenance cut. Saying goodbye to those sun-damaged split ends will instantly refresh your look and prepare your hair for the new season.
Your scalp can suffer too becoming dry, itchy and irritated during the autumn and winter period. To relieve the discomfort of scalp discomfort try Kerastase Bain Vital Derma Calm shampoo which gently relieves and soothes irritation allowing the scalp to rejuvenate.
Next up, hydration.
Using a deep conditioning treatment such as our Kerastase Fusio Dose or an intensive hair mask at least once a week will replenish your hair’s moisture levels and combat dryness” advises Kiri
“Soleil Masque Apres Soleil nourishes your hair from roots to tips, helping restore the moisture lost during exposure to harsh sun and sea salt. It’s light gel texture won’t weigh down even the finest of hair. Simply shampoo with your favourite shampoo and apply the mask from the mid lengths to ends leaving it on for 5-10 minutes and let it work its magic – it’s packed with hydrating goodies to lock in moisture, reduce frizzing and boost shine. Then rinse thoroughly.”
Fall for new cleansing routines
Chilly, blustery weather and dry heating combine to strip your hair of its natural moisture, leaving it brittle and prone to breakage says Kiri.
Switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, like the Kerastase Nutritive range which is formulated to replenish your hair’s moisture content, leaving it soft, manageable and shiny.
Kiri adds, “Tempting as standing under a hot shower is on a chilly morning, hot water can also strip hair of essential oils, leaving it dry and dull. So wash your hair in cool water instead. As an added bonus it will help keep your colour vibrant and fresh too.”
My other top tip is to reduce shampoo frequency, as over washing can strip your hair of its natural oils.
Chill out this autumn
As the temperature drops you may be tempted to use your heat styling tools more often to tame your mane.
But, says Kiri, overuse of hot tools can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing breakage and frizz. Try to minimise their use by opting for natural drying whenever possible. And explore heatless styling ideas such as braids, twists and buns which cause less damage.
When you do use your heated tools always apply a heat protectant like Ciment Thermique to shield and rebuild your hair at the same time
Say no to fall frizz
Suffering with frizz? Try my top frizz-and-frazzle-fighting tips for smooth operators:
- Cut back on heated styling tools.
- Get regularly maintenance cuts to remove dry split ends.
- Use specially formulated anti-frizz products.
- Overbrushing can damage the ends causing frizz.
- Avoid washing hair too often.
- ‘Blot’ hair, don’t rub, after washing.
Need some advice? Ask your stylist at your next appointment – we love to help. Much love Kiri x
Ready to fall in love with your hair this autumn?
Why not book a complimentary consultation with us for your personalised autumn hair care plan. And, if you feel like a refresh of colour, we can also chat through your autumn hues for a new ‘do’. Call 01903 776000 or book via our online booking link