Fall is here and as we begin to bring out the heavier coats and holiday decorations, don’t forget about your hair! Different hair colors complement different skin tones and seasons throughout the year although personal preference is always a winner as well. Typically, the lighter and brighter blonde hair color pairs well with sun-kissed skin; hair colors like burgundies, chocolate browns, and deep reds help complement the skin in the Fall once that summer tan has faded. Embracing the warmth or adding some dimension can create a graceful grow out which can lead to a lower maintenance color regime for the season!
Transitioning your hair color for the fall can be achieved in as little as just one appointment if desired! It can be as simple as adding some lowlights or deepening your roots or booking an appointment to go all over richer and darker. Nonetheless, heading to a professional is the most important part of transitioning your hair color for fall as they’re the experts and will provide the best and safest color formulation for you and your hair. Along with heading to a professional for your hair color, they will be able to provide the best salon tools and advice to care for your hair and extend the longevity of your color. In addition, here are some simple ways to care for your new Fall hair at home:
Using the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Lots of over-the-counter shampoos and conditioners contain salts, sulfates, and detergents that can strip hair color out. While they may be inexpensive, investing in professional products is investing in your beautiful hair color. It’s also a great idea to use color-safe shampoo and conditioner as it’s specifically created to protect colored hair. Aveda has re-branded their iconic Color Conserve product line into the new Color Control line! Color Control shampoo and conditioner is precisely formulated to cleanse color-treated hair without stripping to minimize color washout.
Limit Shampooing + Water Temperature
Extending the time between washing your hair can help your color last longer. Washing too frequently can dull your color and make it fade faster. Also, when washing, make sure to watch the water temperature as hot water can dry out your hair and make the color appear duller.
Heat protectant is an important product to use on all hair whether it is colored or not. Using a heat protectant spray or serum can protect the hair by acting as barrier between the hair and the styling tool. It is especially beneficial for people who have colored their hair to use heat protectant as it helps prevent any further stress on the hair. Aveda offers the Heat Relief Thermal Protector and Conditioning Mist which is great for protecting from heat styling and also conditions the hair to add softness and shine!