How To Guide – Transition Your Hair Care Routine From Summer To Winter
As autumn rolls into winter, we see the transition of many things in our beauty routines. We swap out fresh, fruity fragrances for spicier deeper scents, we replace lightweight skincare products with richer creams and masks and even deepen our makeup looks with richer and warmer lip colours or eyeshadow palettes. So why shouldn’t we do the same with our hair care products?
With the season’s change, it’s not unusual for our hair to react to the change atmosphere and become dull or dry, and for our scalps to get a little bit irritated by the temperature drop. Unlike Summer where typically people would struggle with an oily scalp and dehydration or damage from UV exposure, sea water or chlorine. In autumn and winter, when temperatures drop, these concerns may change to static, a dry or irritable scalp, frizz and brittle hair.
Establishing a routine that specifically caters to these issues while offering some repair to the damage done in Summer, can help you achieve good hair days all throughout Autumn. Follow these tips for a smooth seasonal transition.
The humidity in the air decreases when temperatures drop. This lays aid to dry hair and on top of that when you add indoor heating into the mix (heaters are known to zap moisture from the hair!), you may be left with dull, brittle and dry hair. Now is the time to switch over to moisturising hair care products. Creightons Argan Smooth Moisture Rich Shampoo (R99.95) and Conditioner (R99.95) is infused with Moroccan argan oil and silk proteins to restore and nourish. This combo replenishes lost moisture while leaving hair silky soft and more manageable. If you want a killer deal – you can buy this range as a bundle which includes deep conditioning masque and a wetbrush at 20% discount. View it here: Creightons Argan Smooth With Wet Brush Shower Detangler Bundle Deal.
If you prefer a plant‐based option, try Superfoods Damage Control Shampoo 355ml (R149.95) and Superfoods Damage Control Conditioner 355ml (R149.95). This duo’s Damage Control formula blends Kale, Omega-3 and plant-based Keratin to nourish and repair damaged, style-stressed hair.
A weekly or bi‐weekly hair mask works wonders to re‐hydrate and restore moisture. Harness the power of argan oil with Marc Anthony’s Argan Oil Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Mask (R64.95) –pure argan oil, keratin and grapeseed oil treat dry and dull hair while protecting against spilt ends and breakage. For a major hydration boost, we recommend OGX® Hydrate & Repair + Argan Oil of Morocco Hair Mask (R209.95). This creamy mask intensely hydrates while locking in moisture, plus it detangles (bonus!) and helps strengthen hair.
You can view all of our hair treatments here: https://yooper.co.za/product-category/haircare/treatments-masks/
In colder months we tend to use heat styling tools more often, probably due to the fact that in summer we’re in and out of the pool and wash our hair more often. Because hair is naturally drier during autumn, it’s important to take extra care when applying heat. Apply a heat protectant product every time before you blow dry, flat iron or style your hair. With this in mind we would recommend using Marc Anthony Bye.Bye. Frizz Keratin Smoothing Blow Dry Cream (R179.95) before styling the hair to create a smooth, polished blowout while Reducing static with no silicone build-up. For heat defense you can use Crème Of Nature Argan Heat Defense Serum 118ml (R169.95) for a smooth, silky softness, while protecting your hair from harmful styling, heat and UV damage, giving you shiny healthy hair.
If you’re styling your hair more frequently during autumn, then chances are you’re using more styling mousses, gels, hairsprays or waxes too. If not shampooed thoroughly, this can lead to buildup on the hair, which not only leaves the hair looking dull, but it can also lead to an itchy scalp. We recommend using a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove build‐up. You can also do a double shampoo (like the salons do) every couple of days to ensure all impurities are removed. Try Marc Anthony Hair & Scalp Detox Purifying Scalp Scrub with Mineral Salt (64.95) which gently micro-exfoliates the scalp to deeply cleanse and remove Buildup.