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Keeping Coils Cozy: Autumn Hair Care Guide

Keeping Coils Cozy: Autumn Hair Care Guide

 

As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, it's time to adjust our hair care routines to cater to the unique needs of our natural hair during the autumn season. Cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels can present challenges, but with the right approach, your natural hair can thrive. In this guide, we'll walk you through essential tips and product recommendations for keeping your curls healthy and vibrant this autumn.

 

Hydration & Moisture is Key

Hydration and moisture is key if you want to achieve healthy natural hair, and it’s even more important during this time of year. Cold air can strip your hair of its moisture — you want to replenish it every wash day with a quality deep conditioner. 

I know, it’s easy to slack off a little and skip this step in your regimen, however, deep conditioning, at least every other wash day, will have a positive impact on the health of curls. All it takes is 15-30 minutes to add nourishment to your hair. 

If you want extra hydration and want to soothe your scalp, our Rose Hydrating Conditioner is perfect for that. However, don’t forget you still need protein to strengthen your curls and provide the perfect balance. Our Coconut Milk Strengthening Deep Conditioner will also make the perfect addition to your Fall regimen. 

 

Fresh Trim 

It’s great to get a fresh trim so you can start the new season off right. Before the cold weather starts to take a toll on your hair, you want to get rid of any split-ends. The last thing you want is the splits traveling up and causing more damage to your curls. 

How often you get a trim depends on the health of your hair, there’s no specific schedule to follow. You should look out for the following signs that show it’s time for a fresh trim:

- See through ends 

- Excessive breakage and shedding 

- More tangles and knots 

- Dry, brittle ends that don’t hold moisture 

- Less curl definition and elasticity 

You can see a professional or do your own trims at home. Make sure you purchase the correct pair of shears to achieve a precise cut and watch tutorials so you can do it correctly! 

 

Protective Styles for Protection

Autumn winds and cooler temperatures can be harsh on your hair. Opt for protective styles like braids, twists, or updos to shield your hair from environmental stressors. Be sure not to make styles too tight, as this can lead to breakage.

 

Use Heavier Products 

Another thing most naturalistas do once the seasons change is switch out their products. Once the cold weather comes, you want to exchange your lightweight products for heavier ones to maximize moisture retention. 

Using products with a thick consistency and nourishing ingredients will keep your natural hair moisturized longer than a few days. If you have high porosity hair, heavier products can be very beneficial during the colder season. 

A great product to use is our Irish Moss Styling Cream. This one and done, thick styler provides the perfect combination of definition and nourishment. Whether you plan on doing a twist-out, braid-out, or bantu knots, this will provide long-lasting moisture and help you combat the drying effects the colder air can have on your hair. 

Of course, everyone’s hair is different, so you want to pay attention to what your hair needs before changing your products. 

 

Cover Your Hair

As the temperature drops and humidity levels decrease, one of the simplest ways to protect your hair from the harsh elements is by wearing a hat or a stylish head wrap. Consider investing in a top-notch head covering crafted from delicate materials like satin or silk. These fabrics act as a barrier, helping to preserve moisture, reduce friction, and prevent breakage. If you're feeling creative, you can even explore options for satin-lined hats or try your hand at a DIY project!

 

Pre-Poo Every Wash Day (Optional)

The last tip for keeping your hair flourishing during the Fall season is to do a pre-poo treatment every wash day. A pre-poo is what you apply to your hair before shampooing. Here are some benefits: 

  • Protects your hair from being stripped 
  • Improves softness + manageability 
  • Helps gently remove tangles + knots 
  • Reduces the chance of excessive breakage 
  • Restores moisture to your hair + scalp 

This step will make a difference with how well your hair holds moisture and is very beneficial during the cold season. 

Our Fenugreek Detangling Pre Poo has a ton of slip and will help moisturize and detangle your hair with ease. With nourishing ingredients such as Fenugreek, Irish Moss, and Mullein Extract, this pre poo will cut your wash day in half and prevent moisture loss when shampooing. 

 

Transitioning your natural hair care routine for cooler weather involves a blend of protective styles, quality coverings, and consistent moisture maintenance. By following these practices, you can ensure your hair remains strong, vibrant, and beautiful throughout the season. Embrace the natural beauty of your hair, and let it shine, no matter the weather.