Prepping and Protecting Your Curls for Fall
Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. You can smell the heavenly pumpkin spice scent everywhere and you’re surrounded by vibrant hues of red, yellow, and orange everywhere you turn. Seasons changing have never felt so good.
However, this doesn’t necessarily hold that same magic for our curls.
With the change of a season comes the change of the weather. In fall’s case, there will be plenty of dry weather days our curls will have to face. Regardless of what your hair type is (kinky, wavy, and everything in between), it’s important that you’re ready to protect your hair against this new air.
Feeling left out in the cold with this realization? Chill, Curlfriend: we got your back! The temperature isn’t the only thing that’s dropping; we have some major gems to drop for you! Here is how to prep and protect your curls this fall:
Deep Condition Regularly
Honestly, deep conditioning is a year-round favorite. However, during these drier seasons, it’s especially important! During this time of the year, there aren’t enough water molecules in the air to attract into our hair. It’s essential that we give our curls regular deep conditioning treatments to boost our moisture levels. Not only will they greatly improve your hair’s health, but they’ll provide luster and shine to dull hair!
During any wash weeks when you decide to skip out on deep conditioning, be sure to still incorporate a hydrating conditioner to regimen!
Use a Water-Based Leave-In Conditioner
Preferably, these products should have a water base. Water-based ingredients have the ability to deeply penetrate your hair strands. You should also check for moisturizers with glycerin listed as an ingredient. Glycerin, a humectant, has the ability to draw moisture into your hair from the environment. During the fall, this will help retain moisture in your hair for much longer!
Apply a Gel
A little bit never hurts!
A small amount of gel like our Pure Flaxseed Gel (added to your hair directly after applying your leave-in conditioner or moisturizer) will provide you with a soft but strong hold to your curls. This lasting definition will extend the life cycle of your Wash + Go styles during the fall.
Protect Your Curls
At the end of the day, we just want protection for our curls. With a shield like a satin bonnet or pillowcase, you’ll rest well every night! We don’t want any moisture to escape your pretty little head, so whenever you’re ready to call it a day, don’t forget to use these essential tools.
Keep Your Hair Detangled
Using the proper detangling tool to keep your curls from getting all entangled helps immensely during the fall. I know you’re familiar with the wind that this season brings. This may sound silly, but wind can actually cause your hair strands to rub amongst themselves, knotting up.
We know nothing is funny about a head full of tangles, so be sure that you’re detangling while you’re on the conditioning stage of your wash day. Detangling on dry hair is a huge “Noooo!” (breakage, you are never invited here), so always saturate your hair with water and conditioner before detangling.
By following this set of guidelines, you’re on track for a luscious fall. Do you add any additions to your hair regimens with the transition of seasons? Drop in the comments below and let us know your routine!