Summertime is coming to an end; and, the effects of over-beaching, over-styling and under-protecting your hair is sure to take a toll.
But, you don’t have to let dry, damaged hair put a damper on your style this fall. Before the seasons change, there are seven simple things you can do at-home and at the hair salon to have beautiful, healthy hair and reconstruct damaged locks.
1. Go a Shade Darker: Warmer, darker tones like chocolate-brown and auburn, are trending hair colors this fall. The good news is these darker shades are less damaging than blonder tones for your hair, since you don’t need to bleach your hair to go darker. If you’ve considered going brunette, now’s the time to do it!
2. Give it a Break: Like anything else, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. Constantly blow-drying and flat-ironing your hair is damaging. Try going au-natural between salon visits – as long as you use the right hair products, you will be good to go.
3. Switch up Your Hair Products: If your hair is dry, you’ll need a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. We recommend the Nutritive line by Kérastase. It restores moisture and shine at the hair fiber to reconstruct dry, damaged hair.
4. Use the Right Hair Mask: The best way to repair damaged hair is to moisturize using the right hair mask. Our pick for the most moisturizing and reparative mask is the Signature Masque by Oribe – a deep-hydrating mask that transforms even the driest hair. If you have thick hair, you can use this mask daily. If your hair is finer, use this once or twice a week as a deep-conditioning treatment.
5. Add Some Shine: Your hair is driest at the ends. If you have split ends or need extra moisture and oomph to your hair, add some nourishing oils for instant, noticeable results. The Elixir Ultime oils by Kérastase not only create instant shine; they also treat and deeply condition the hair, bringing it back to a healthy state.
6. Use Leave-in Conditioner: Using the right leave-in conditioner protects your hair from damaging effects all-day long, and moisturizes already dry strands. Oribe’s Supershine Moisturizing Cream nourishes the hair, removes frizz caused by damage and humidity, and creates shine and softness. It’s also great to use before blow-drying to protect your hair from damaging effects of heat-styling tools.
7. Cut the Excess: There’s no better way to get rid of dry ends than getting a fresh haircut. If summer was a harsh time on your hair, it’s a great time to get a cut and start treating your hair. If you’re feeling daring, go for something drastic. If not, a simple trim can work wonders. Our stylists at Patrick Taleb Salon in Weston will steer you in the right direction.
What’s your secret to repair damaged hair? Share with us in the comments below!