We are experiencing what I like to call transitional weather — the time when the weather does’t know what to do until winter. There is less moisture in the air due to our cool mornings, warm afternoons and cold evenings. This type of atmosphere confuses our hair and it begins to beg for more attention. With this crazy wether you may be experiencing dry weather hair. There are several steps to take to insure your hair survives the fall and winter in Arkansas.
1. Use Hair Oil
Hair oil is a necessity during this time of year. Dry weather strips hair of its natural moisture. Oil promotes a healthy scalp and stronger hair. You can even use the oil from Vitamin E gels, especially around the edges of your scalp from wearing those cute hats this season. Great hair oils to use during transitional weather are:
- Avon’s Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment
- L’Oreal Paris’ Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restorative Dry Oil
- Shea Moisture’s Reconstructive Finishing Elixir
2. Condition a Little Longer
Leave the conditioner on your hair longer and skip the shampoo for 2-4 washes. When you are on your shampoo day, use conditioner before and after you wash your hair. If you haven’t figured it out, condition like crazy this time of year. Look for conditioners with ingredients like jojoba oil, lavender, shea butter and avocado. Even better for your hair are ingredients such as honey and glycerin. Check out my favorite conditioners:
- Shea Moisture’s Restorative Conditioner
- Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair
3. Make Satin Your Friend
Satin, among textured hair women, is a little known secret; but satin is a necessity for all hair types — especially in dry weather. Adding satin to you hair care routine will save you from breakage during transitional weather. Wearing satin scarves and using pillowcases made of satin feel good on contact and provide your hair the saving grace it needs during the fall. They sell them at places like Sally’s Beauty Supply where you can also, surprisingly, find satin pillowcases. My favorite satin product to use in the fall is SLAPS – Satin Line Caps. They are perfect for outdoor wear.
You Have Better Things to Do
If you use these methods and tools, starting right now, you will thank yourself later. This season is best for boot shopping, pumpkin “anything” and hanging outside. Enjoy Arkansas’ transitional weather without worrying about damaged or dry hair!
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