Warmer days are coming. You are ready to ditch the winter clothes and spend some time outside with your fresh, new look. But unlike spring cleaning your house, your spring hair routine requires a bit of strategic planning. Here are some tips to help you transition your winter beauty routine to spring, keeping your hair
Warmer days are coming. You are ready to ditch the winter clothes and spend some time outside with your fresh, new look. But unlike spring cleaning your house, your spring hair routine requires a bit of strategic planning. Here are some tips to help you transition your winter beauty routine to spring, keeping your hair healthy and beautiful.
Toss outdated hair products.
There was a time when your products gave you amazing results with your specific hairstyle. However, you may need to re-evaluate the products as your style changes. For example, a pixie cut may have had you using a wax or a pomade. But the longer, grown-out hairstyle wouldn’t necessarily need that weight and texture. Hair product labels in general, do not have a printed expiration life on the packaging, but they do have a finite shelf life. Generally, products have a 6-8 month shelf-life after they are opened. Products exposed to moisture and oxygen, and those you swipe with your fingers, tend to have a shorter shelf life due to contamination and bacteria. A good rule of thumb is to throw out products that are sitting on your shelf and not being used. It’s best to streamline and use this time to simplify the beauty routine.
Add moisture to your dry winter hair.
The winter season and cooler temperatures can wreak havoc on your hair, robbing it of much needed moisture. How do you go about adding moisture back to those damaged tresses? An easy at-home remedy is to use a moisture based conditioner with a cap for 15-30 minutes. For dryer hair, leave it in for 1-2 hours. Leave-in conditioners are great for detangling as well as hydrating hair. It also acts as a heat protectant for those times you blow dry or are outdoors under the sun’s harmful rays. For those that prefer to put their hair in the hands of a professional, your stylist can analyze your hair’s condition and conjure up the perfect salon treatment. If going lighter is something you are considering, a series of treatments should be done before the coloring process, avoiding any unnecessary damage to your locks.
Brighten up your hair with a new spring colors.
With the sunny days ahead, you will want to adjust your hues to the new season. Warmer, multi-tonal blondes are more aligned with the spring season, as opposed to cooler, flat shades we have seen in the past. Caramel and rose gold tones are perfect for melting and mixing together. Brunettes will see more of an amber rich brown or eggplant shade with a touch of face-framing highlights. Bronze is a hot new trend for both blondes and brunettes this season. For reds, the brighter the better; shades like copper or fiery reds, and even pink is a fun option. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for new multi-dimensional looks for a bold make-over or the best way to enhance your natural hue and give it a pop.
Get a haircut that will fit your lifestyle.
Before committing to a hairstyle, make sure it is in tune with your lifestyle. Make sure you have an honest conversation with yourself and your stylist to get an idea of what’s required to maintain your desired hairstyle. Stylists will recommend shorter more manageable lengths that are aligned with how much time you are willing to commit to daily styling. Where you live and the climate you’re exposed to play a big part in what type of haircuts are manageable. Opt for a style that will encourage your natural hair texture. This will reduce styling time as well as lessen damage caused by heating tools, such as a curling iron. Ask your stylist which cut is best suited for your hair type as well as which will bring out your best facial features.
The new season is upon us and that means amping up our hair routine in order to look our best. We can bring forth our best selves by taking a moment and re-evaluating what works best with our beauty routine. Whether it be a new hairstyle, simplifying the tools to create it, or re-assessing the entire styling process, let the new season be the opportunity to take this on! For questions and comments about this article or specific hair questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.