‘Tis the season of hayrides, pumpkin-flavored everything, and piles of red, orange, and yellow leaves. The first step on your fall agenda is probably swapping out your wardrobe. After all, the chillier weather makes jackets, scarves, and boots a necessity. But changing up your hair-care routine might also be a smart idea. Below, find six tips—including the best shampoo for hair in fall and autumn hair color suggestions—that’ll help you transition your hair-care routine from summer to fall.
FALL HAIR CARE TIP #1: SWITCH TO A NOURISHING SYSTEM OF HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
If your hair is feeling like it could use some extra moisture after months of summer fun, you’ll need to consider your hair-care routine. Your fall hair regimen starts in the shower. The best shampoo for hair in fall is one that’s formulated for dry hair, along with other dry hair-care products. Try using the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner, both of which are formulated with apricot oil and help provide deep moisture to your strands.
FALL HAIR CARE TIP #2: INVEST IN HEAT PROTECTANT
Summer was meant for air drying—after all, no one wants to spend all that time with a blow-dryer when you’re just going to take a dip in the pool later. But fall is a different story. While you can (and should!) air dry your hair this season for a curly or wavy look, you may be interested in blow-drying or straightening your hair now that the weather isn’t quite as hot. If that’s the case, then stock your vanity with a heat protectant that you can spritz on before reaching for your hot tools, and make sure not to skip this step in your hair-care routine. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray.
FALL HAIR CARE TIP #3: USE A DEEP CONDITIONER
Your hair is going to want a lot of moisture once the weather cools down. This is where a deep conditioner comes into play. Take your pick from the following based on your hair concerns, using it in place of your conditioner when you notice your strands need some TLC.
If you have dry hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.
For those with damaged hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.
If you’re dealing with color-treated hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.
FALL HAIR CARE TIP #4: TRY A BOLD NEW COLOR
If you’re up for trying a trendy new hair color to mark the new season, one of our favorite color families for fall would have to be red. After all, it reminds us of those pretty leaves! The L’Oréal Paris Féria collection contains a variety of red shades to flatter every skin tone, from copper to auburn to burgundy. Just keep in mind that if you’re going lighter, then you’ll need to bleach your hair first—and the darker your base shade, the more work it’ll take to reach your desired color. Of course, coloring your hair red will require a certain amount of maintenance—we’re talking about regular touch-ups. If you’re in a pinch, you can hide gray roots with the L’Oréal Paris Magic Root Cover Up in Red, which lasts for one shampoo. Holding the can four to six inches away from your head, spray color onto new growth and partly through the length of your hair to blend it in.
FALL HAIR CARE TIP #5: KEEP IT COOL
Speaking of changing your hair color, if you’re torn between a warm or cool-toned hair color for fall, we’re loving the latter right now. After all, you can match the tone of your hair with the season’s cool temperatures. To keep your color cool and brass-free, add a purple shampoo and conditioner to your hair-care routine. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner work together to neutralize yellow and orange brassy tones in blonde, silver, and highlighted hair. Use the duo up to three times a week when you notice your strands getting brassy.
FALL HAIR CARE TIP #6: BRUSH UP ON YOUR BRAIDING SKILLS
Whether you’re hitting up a fall farmer’s market or going pumpkin picking, styling your hair into a loose braid is an easy way to upgrade your entire look—without taking much effort. Follow our step-by-step tutorial for a side-swept braid below.
Step 1: Apply mousse. After shampooing and conditioning, work an egg-sized dollop of a mousse, like our L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse, through towel-dried hair, then let your hair air dry.
Step 2: Create a side part. Use a rat tail comb to flip your hair to one side. The side you’ve chosen to have more hair on is where your braid will lay.
Step 3: Braid! The type of braid you choose is up to you. A traditional three-strand braid is simple, while a fishtail braid looks a little more intricate. Regardless of what type of braiding technique you choose, you really can’t go wrong.
Step 4: Secure your plait. Once you’ve reached the ends of your hair, tie your braid off with a mini clear elastic. You’re done!
If you’re looking for more beauty inspo for fall, here are The Best Fall Makeup Looks For 2020.