The colder, dryer months are fast approaching. This means that it’s time to rethink your haircare routine so that your luscious locks can remain healthy come autumn and winter. As the summer season changes and the weather gets cooler, several hair issues including dry scalp, increased moisture loss (dry hair), increased frizz, and annoying split ends can appear.
To help you enrich your hair this autumn so that your tresses remain vibrant during the dormant months, we’ve gathered a few of the Rossano Ferretti Parma team’s best hair care tips.
Fight moisture loss
If you’re not already using a shampoo for dry hair, now’s the time to switch to a new moisturising cleansing formula.
You see – the crisp, cold weather has a nasty way of sucking moisture from your strands, causing static and frizz. The solution is to hydrate your hair at every opportunity. The trick: a sulfate-free shampoo that features nourishing properties to get moisture deep into the hair shaft.
For supple autumn hair, you may also want to:
Invest in a quality hair mask
Aside from switching your shampoo (and complementing it with a premium quality conditioner), another excellent way to give your locks some added love is to apply a hair treatment or mask once or twice a week. Soothe and protect your tresses from the cold elements with a luxury mask such as the Dolce Repair and Nourish Hair Mask. Apply this authentically Italian-inspired product to damp hair, leave it on for a few minutes, and then rinse your hair thoroughly. The result is softer, shinier and deeply hydrated hair that resists autumn’s elements.
Another luxury hair mask option – one that brings resilience, softness and vitality back to hair – is the Vita Rejuvenating Hair Mask. When seasons change, some individuals may experience an increase in hair loss along with moisture loss. Our Vita Mask works to tackle hair fall concerns whilst making hair softer, supple and more youthful.
Make dry shampoo your new best friend
Washing your hair less often will help your locks to retain moisture. If you haven’t yet established a routine of shampooing your hair every second or third day only (twice a week is ideal*), then we do suggest that you slowly begin to wean your hair into this regimen.
*To avoid hair that looks dull and grimy in between washes, we encourage you to invest in a quality dry shampoo.
Try our Vivace Dry Shampoo Crème – a formula that not only absorbs oil and sweat but also stimulates circulation to aid healthy hair growth.
Know how to avoid split ends
Autumn and winter hair is prone to split ends, mostly because hair is dryer than usual but also because we tend to apply more heat to our hair when the weather is colder.
How to avoid split ends:
Trim your hair before autumn sets in
The combination of indoor central heating and the onset of cold, dry air and wind can affect the health of your tresses, making them more susceptible to damage and split ends. The solution? Visit your nearest Rossano Ferretti Parma hair spa for a trim! A trim will rid your hair of broken ends and will instantly make it look healthier.
Nourish your hair with dry hair oil
The best hair oil for dry hair has to be our Prodigio Regenerating Hair Oil. This award-winning oil is infused with naturally derived ingredients such as avocado, rosemary and almond to actively repair and renew damaged hair.
*Apply this hair oil daily to seal split ends and minimise frizz.
Limit heat styling
We know that it can be uncomfortable to let your hair air-dry during the cold autumn and winter months. However, by allowing your hair to dry naturally, you help it to retain moisture and you protect it from damaging hot styling tools.
Protect your hair if you decide to blow-dry or heat style your hair
If you do choose to dry your hair using a blow-dryer and if you can’t go a day without your hair straightener or curling wand – we don’t judge. Instead, we offer help in the form of an elegant bottle – a bottle that contains a protective formula optimally designed to help reduce heat damage as well as damage caused by harsh elements. We’re talking about our non-rinse Brillante Protect and Shine Oil. This hair oil will protect your hair AND add a glossy sheen that will make hair truly radiate during the colder seasons.
When it comes to your precious locks, every season has its challenges. In summer, you have to deal with the sun and sea and in the autumn it’s the beginning of nippy dry air that you have to contend with. The good news is that you don’t have to become a victim of the elements. With a tweak to your usual haircare routine and the right premium quality products at your disposal, you can have fabulous hair all year round!