IN THE LAB 08.09.2023
10 Tips to Prepare Your Hair for Fall Weather
10 Tips to Prepare Your Hair for Fall Weather

10 Tips to Prepare Your Hair for Fall Weather


With Labor Day (barely) in the rearview mirror, kids back to school, and temperatures dropping (or so we hear, it’s still 90+ here in New York), we at Helix Hair Labs are looking forward to pulling out our sweaters and coats. But, our hair will sorely miss the moisture in the summer air so we are already prepping our hair for drier climates. Follow our tips to update your haircare routine to keep your locks looking their best this autumn.

Hydration is Key
Fall weather often brings drier air, which can lead to dehydrated hair. Combat this by increasing your water intake to keep your body and hair hydrated from the inside out. Additionally, use a hydrating conditioner to lock in moisture and prevent frizz.

Deep Conditioning Treatments
Kick that hydration up a notch. Integrate deep conditioning treatments into your routine to combat the dryness that often accompanies fall weather. Use a nourishing hair mask once a week to replenish lost moisture and promote shine. You may also consider Hair Slugging. Not familiar? Check out our blog with celebrity hairstylist, Ona Diaz, walking us through the in’s and out’s. Hint - Sleep Sleeve is your BFF for overnight slugging.

Trim Those Ends
Before the cooler weather sets in, schedule a trim to get rid of split ends and any summer damage. This will help your hair look healthier and prevent those split ends from traveling further up the hair shaft.

Gentle Cleansing
Consider switching to a sulfate-free shampoo for the fall season. Sulfates can strip your hair of natural oils, which are essential for protecting your strands from the elements. A milder shampoo will help maintain your hair's natural moisture.

Heat Styling Reduction
Limit your use of heat styling tools like flat irons and curling wands. Fall is an excellent time to embrace your hair's natural texture or opt for heatless styling methods to prevent further damage and breakage.

Protective Hairstyles
Consider wearing protective hairstyles like braids, buns, or ponytails to shield your hair from harsh weather conditions. These styles can help prevent breakage and minimize exposure to wind and rain.

Invest in a Humidifier
Indoor heating systems can zap moisture from the air, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Combat this by using a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the air, benefiting both your skin and hair.

Silk or Satin Pillowcases
Swap out your cotton pillowcase for a silk or satin one. These materials are gentler on your hair, reducing friction and preventing breakage while you sleep. And/or, try Sleep Sleeve - the ultimate way to reduce friction and prevent breakage.

Fall-Friendly Hair Accessories
Incorporate hair accessories like hats, scarves, and headbands into your fall wardrobe. Not only do these items protect your hair from the elements, but they can also add a touch of style to your look. Obviously, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also recommend Silk SlipTie - the most damage-free hair accessory on the block.

Balanced Diet and Supplements
A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can promote healthy hair growth. Focus on foods that are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and biotin. If needed, consider taking supplements to ensure you're getting the necessary nutrients for strong and vibrant hair.

As the seasons change, so should your hair care routine. By following these ten tips to prepare your hair for fall weather, you can ensure that your locks remain healthy, hydrated, and gorgeous throughout the autumn months. Embrace the beauty of the season and let your hair shine with the right care and attention.