2. Change your oil

If you use lighter oils in the warmer temps, you may want to consider using switching to heavier oils in the cooler temps. This results in more moisture retention because the heavier oils can better withstand the cooler air.

Coconut oil is a popular oil for hair care, but it solidifies in cooler temperatures that are 75 degrees and below. Something you don't want to happen when it's on your hair. So, if you use coconut oil or other oils that solidify, this a good time to either use them up quickly before the temperatures drop or only use them in hot oil treatments.

When the weather gets cooler, I like to use sunflower oil because it's not too light and not too thick. Another oil I use is Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I use it in hot oil treatments, on my scalp and to seal my ends.

Related post: Natural Oils Good for Chemically-treated Hair

3. Protect your ends

By wearing more styles that keep the ends tucked away you can keep that moisture from your hot oil treatments and deep conditioning from easily escaping. It will also protect your ends from rubbing on the rough materials of your scarfs and sweaters which can cause split ends. 

Some good protective styles for the cooler seasons are

What are your tips for a fall hair regimen?






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4 comments

  1. I'm definitely all about protecting my ends this fall!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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    1. Funny thing is I haven't been doing as much to protect my ends this fall as I did last year. I've decided to enjoy my hair more and have been wearing it down. So far I haven't seen any adverse effects. Hoping that continues.

      Thanks for reading!

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  2. Leah, these tips are so insightful. After long days or an end to the extended work week, I rarely put the time I need in my own hair.
    You have brought to light a solid weekly and biweekly routine even during the different seasons.
    I have gone to the same stylist forever and didn't take much time on my own to care in the level you discuss for my own hair. Moisturizing and sealing are two things I'm going to focus more on at this time. Thank you for your research-backed tips. I love your suggestions.

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    1. Thanks for reading! I'm glad you've been able to find some helpful information here. Good luck as you embark on a healthy hair journey.

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