Preparing Your Beautiful Hair For Winter
Pumpkin spice lattes, leaves changing colors, and comfy Ugg boots are some of the best things about fall. However, when it comes to our hair, the change in weather tends to bring about frizz, dandruff, and static. Hair care in fall is critical to preparing your hair for the colder months of the year. Read below for some tips from our stylists.
Trim, trim, trim.
If you spent most of the summer outdoors, your hair will surely be affected by the sun’s intensity. Brittle, split ends not only make your hair look fried and uneven, but severely damaged hair can split all the way up the hair shaft. This will slow down hair growth. Think of trimming your hair like pruning a plant: pruning helps maintain plant health by cleaning up damaged parts. We recommend scheduling a trim every 4-6 weeks.
Keratin treatments aren’t just for summer months!
Frizz and unmanageability are two common issues our clients face. Keratin is a protein that makes up our hair, skin, and nails. With age, sun exposure, and environmental factors (such as heating tools like a flat iron), hair can become frizzy and dry. A keratin treatment strengthens keratin bonds by penetrating the hair’s cuticle. It helps repair damage and improve elasticity while smoothing the hair shaft — and lasts 3-4 months.
Get a glaze.
A popular trend in the hair world is going lighter during warmer months and darker during cooler months. Since a glaze is not permanent, it’s a great way to make a low-commitment change. At Refresh, our stylists use a cream-based glaze — which is more conditioning on the hair. In additions, our glazes are ammonia-free and add 63% more luminous shine.
Treat yourself to a Fusio-Dose.
Refresh offers a 5-minute Kerastase treatment called Fusio-Dose. This liquid concentrate targets a primary hair concern and a secondary hair concern. For instance, a highlight client might feel their hair beginning to dry out. Or, a color client might begin to notice dullness and a lack of density. Thus, this treatment is highly personalized and tailor made for each client.
Invest in good products.
Hair needs help recovering from the summer’s salt water, surf sprays, and sun’s rays. Steer away from products with alcohol listed in their ingredients. Instead, try an oil or a mask. Argan treatment by Neuma, our organic hair line, is a non-greasy oil based treatment that strengthens and hair while also protecting against heat and UVA and UVB oxidation. Masquintense by Kerastase, our luxury line, is a highly concentrated hair masque that provides long-lasting defense against dryness. Our salon offers several other amazing products to replenish the moisture hair needs this time of year.