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How To Prep Your Haircare Routine For Fall

While summer is arguably the most euphoric time of year, due largely to warm temps, carefree beach days, pool parties and sunset barbeques with friends, its impact on your hair is not always so positive. Between the humidity, heat, salt water and chlorine, hair can take quite a beating during the solstice. That’s why many of us spend the initial weeks of fall trying to reverse the damage imparted by our beloved summer festivities. This year, streamline your seasonal damage control by employing some key tips and products that will restore your hair to its naturally healthy state before the leaves change.

Tip #1: Get A Trim

Nothing phases out damaged, frayed hair and split ends like a fresh haircut. Even a light trim can do wonders in refreshing hair texture and promoting new growth. If you’ve been eyeing a new style, length or layers, now is the time to try the look on for size.

Tip #2: Hydrate

This rule is multi-faceted in that there are various ways to restore some much-needed hydration to your hair. For starters, simply drinking more water can do a world of difference. Water promotes a regular circulatory system, which helps feed nutrients to the hair follicles and, in turn, stimulate hair growth. Water deficiency can inevitably cause your hair to become brittle and dry, leading to stunted growth. The summer heat can be extremely dehydrating on hair, so do your due diligence in drinking water throughout the day.

Another easy way to hydrate is by enlisting products that retain moisture in the hair. A solid shampoo-and-conditioner duo like Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner is a great foundation to preserve moisture before you get to styling. (It provides transformative texture and shine after one use!) You can also try adding a dry oil to your daily haircare routine that will combat frizz and dryness. Alterna’s CAVIAR Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Dry Oil Mist is an ideal option in that it features a nutrient-rich blend of caviar extract and omega oils that add instant shine and moisture, leaving hair looking silky smooth and healthy. Simply spritz the lightweight mist to damp or dry hair before styling and see the difference for yourself.

Tip #3: Invest In A CC Cream:

Sometimes you need to expand beyond your regular haircare routine to get your hair back to a truly healthier state. Implementing a CC cream, like Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream that has 10 benefits in 1, can be the ultimate plan of attack. This particular formula can serve as a styling primer to be used in conjunction with other products or on its own prior to heat styling. The cream is clinically proven to reduce breakage by 92% and provides heat protection for up to 450 degrees. It’s also incredibly restorative and pumps hair with moisture, making it more manageable and soft.

Tip #4 Massage Your Scalp

A simple scalp massage can actually be quite effective in stimulating blood circulation and promoting new, healthy hair growth. Try giving your scalp a little treat prior to shampooing. Enlist a nourishing oil (the dry oil mentioned above is a great option) and work it gently into the scalp, using the pads of your fingers. Make sure you use small, circular motions, starting at the hairline and working down to the nape of the neck. Even a few minutes of this every other day or so can make a big difference.