Seasonal Hair Care Tips

Every time the seasons change, your hair care routine should change, too. Learn how to keep your tresses in top shape with these tips for seasonal hair care.

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Whether the weather is hot and humid or cold and dry, your hair always needs some TLC to keep it looking its best. No two seasons are the same on your strands, so a change in season also means a change in your hair care routine. What your hair needs in the depths of winter is different from what it needs on a sunny summer day, during spring showers, or as temperatures drop in fall. Use these hair care tips to help you keep your locks in tip-top shape throughout the year.


Dry winter air and sub-zero temps can wreak havoc on your hair. Static, dryness, and a never-ending season of hat hair all take its toll on our tresses, so it’s important to make time for some TLC. Winter is all about preventing dryness and replenishing moisture.
• Avoid washing your hair in hot water, which can dry out your scalp and strands. Instead, opt for lukewarm water, and blast it with cold water to help close and seal the cuticles
• If your hair is especially dry, treat your hair to a deep-conditioning treatment once a week
• Keep the washing to a minimum, as this can also dry out your scalp and hair. When you do wash your hair, keep the shampoo at your scalp, and focus the conditioner on your ends
• Place a humidifier in the room you’re in the most (like your bedroom). Adding some moisture back into the air will help to keep your hair from becoming too dry
• Keep split ends under control with regular trims (about every 6-8 weeks)
• Try not to heat style too often, and when you do, be sure to use a thermal protectant


As this season comes into bloom, you’ll notice a change in your tresses. Warmer air and rainy weather can dampen your ’do and cause frizz, but on the brighter side, new styles are introduced for a sunny new season.
• Start the season with a trim. Freshen your ends with a light dusting, or if you’re bold, a new ’do all together!
• Welcome the sunshine with a lighter style. Try highlights for a subtle change, or if you’d like to steer clear of dye, play up your pony with fun accessories, like a flower
• Even if the air isn’t as dry, it’s still important to replenish your hair’s moisture. Make small changes to your routine, like if you used a deep-conditioning treatment once a week, change it to every two weeks
• If you’ve been using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, switch it for a formula for normal hair
• Fight frizz with an anti-frizz serum. Before you blow dry, apply it to damp hair from the mid-shaft down to your ends
• Have a go-to rainy day style. Wind and humidity are not kind to your ’do, so be prepared with a style that will work well with the weather, like a loose braid or a messy bun


Warm sun, long days, and leisurely dips in the pool: it’s all part of what makes summer so great, but it can also come in between you and your beautiful summer locks. Keep your hair as beautiful as the weather with these tips.
• Take advantage of the sun; if you’re planning on lounging by the pool, use this time to treat your hair to a deep-conditioning treatment. After all, sun and chlorine can dry your strands, too
• If you spend a lot of time swimming in chlorinated water, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo, and treat your tresses with an occasional conditioning mask
• Use a leave-in conditioner and wide-tooth comb to brush out wet hair. This type of comb helps to tackle tangles without ripping at your locks
• Give your hair a break from blowouts and embrace its natural style
• Protect your scalp from the sun. A sunburn on your scalp is painful and flaky, so make sure to wear a hat or a stylish head scarf if you burn easily
• Love beach hair? Fake the laid-back beach look with sea salt spray


It’s time to put away the t-shirts and cut-offs, and bust out the sweaters. As you get ready for colder months, don’t forget to prep your hair for what lies ahead: winter.
• Start the season with a clean canvas. Use a clarifying treatment to rid your hair of everything that built up over summer, like chlorine, salt, and sweat
• Touch up your tresses with a trim. Ridding your hair of split ends can help it look healthier instantly
• As always, take time to deep condition your hair. If you find your strands are particularly dry after a season of sun, try a weekly treatment. Otherwise, every two weeks or once a month should do
• Switch up your shampoo and conditioner. If you’ve been using something for normal hair, try adding a little more moisture to the mix with a moisturizing duo
• Hats, sweaters, and cold, dry air can cause frizz. Keep your mane tame with an anti-frizz serum
• Add a volumizing styling product to your arsenal. Dry weather can suck volume from your hair and leave your locks lying flat

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