So Long Winter, Hello Spring!
It was long overdue but spring is finally here. That means sunshine, warm temps, and–you guessed it–new hair woes. Unlike winter where your main focus is preventing breakage and restoring moistures loss, spring haircare is about getting a fresh start and fighting humidity frizz.
Again: the key to haircare is tailoring your routine to fit the season. Revamp your spring haircare strategy by following these easy tips to keep your hair strong, happy, and healthy all season long!
Get A Haircut
By “haircut” we don’t mean chop off eight inches of those gorgeous long locks. The sad fact is your hair suffers through constant abuse from cold, dry air and moisture loss during the long winter months. As a result your hair becomes dry, damaged, and broken at the ends. This can make your hair look thinner and feel brittle. The first step to achieving healthy hair for spring is to get a haircut that trims away split, broken ends for a sharp, clean finish that will also make your hair look fuller, healthier, and thicker.
Protect Against Those April (And May) Showers
Water is not always good for your hair. That’s because wet or damp hair is more susceptible to breakage. When braving the rain, consider a protective hairstyle such as a ponytail, braid, or bun, to limit the amount of hair exposed to the elements.
Tired of flyaways on sunny days? Tired of rainy days making your hair big and frizzy? Prevent against humidity frizz by adding a quality conditioner to your regular shower regimen. Conditioners are formulated to nourish hair, seal in moisture, and retain your hair’s natural oils. Regularly using it will make your hair silky and shiny!
Or, use an anti-frizz serum to seal in moisture. Spray your hair from roots to ends, then comb it through to evenly distribute.
Another option to seal in moisture and fight frizz is to use a leave-in conditioner. Most leave-conditioners will also repair damage, detangle, smooth, and boost volume for a fuller, healthier appearance.
Detangle Before You Shampoo
Remember, hair is more prone to breakage when wet. Rather than tame the tangles after you’ve showered, take a few minutes to remove knots while your hair is still dry. Run a wide-toothed comb through dry hair starting at the ends and work your way up towards your roots to work out knots.
Protect Against Chlorine
Nothing says spring quite like that first dip in the pool but chlorinated water strips your hair of essential oils and nutrients that protect it from daily wear. Hair that is thin, fine, dry, or previously damaged has a higher risk of damage, so take precautions before diving in with these tips for protecting your hair from chlorine.
Air Dry Hair
In “Love Is In The (H)Air“, we offer tips on the best products for air-drying your hair. Air-drying is a healthier approach to styling that requires less effort, and gives your hair a break from hot styling tools.
Get A Balayage
There are plenty of reasons to dye your hair for spring. The right hair color can boost your confidence, enhance your mood, make you feel great, and can make the difference between a drab looking skin tone and a glowing complexion. Plus, dyeing your hair plumps the hair shaft to make your strands temporarily thicker, which in turn creates the illusion of more or thicker hair. The sun’s rays naturally lighten your hair so the trick for spring hair color is to go lighter, not darker. For those who are worried about keeping up with salon visits during the hectic spring and summer months, consider a beautiful balayage rather than highlights or full color. This sun-kissed natural look embraces darker roots and lighter ends, so you won’t have to worry about your regrowth showing!
At LJ Hair Design we want your hair to always look its best. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!