How to transition your haircare routine from autumn to winter

As the calendar turns from the warm hues of autumn to the frosty days of winter, it's not just your wardrobe that needs a seasonal adjustment. Your haircare routine is due to adapt, too. With the changing seasons comes a shift in temperature, humidity levels, and exposure to harsher weather elements – all of which can significantly impact on the health of your hair.

How can we ensure that our locks stay nourished and vibrant during the drier, chillier months? Read on for our top 6 tips to help you transition your hair routine seamlessly from autumn to winter.

  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
  • As the weather gets colder, there is less moisture in the air which can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. To combat this, it's important to use richer and more hydrating products during the winter months. Look for shampoos and conditioners that are specifically formulated for dry or damaged hair and contain ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, or argan oil. These will provide essential moisture to your hair and help keep it looking healthy and shiny.

  • Remember to deep condition
  • In addition to using moisturizing products, incorporating a deep conditioning treatment into your routine once a week is a must during the winter months. This will give your hair an extra boost of hydration and help repair any damage caused by the harsh weather. You can use a store-bought treatment or make your own with natural hair-loving ingredients like honey, coconut oil, or banana to help replenish moisture and keep your hair soft and healthy. Tip: A high quality everyday conditioner can often double as an intensive treatment or hair mask - simply leave it on longer before rinsing. Our Nourishing Vitamin Conditioner is a superstar when it comes to this!

  • Prioritize scalp care
  • The skin on our scalp can get dry and itchy during the winter, leading to flakiness and irritation. Consider incorporating a scalp exfoliating treatment once a week to remove any buildup and keep your scalp healthy. You can also use natural oils like argan or jojoba to massage into your scalp for added hydration.

    When cleansing and conditioning your hair, opt for nourishing formulas such as our 2-Step Vitamin Haircare System infused with 7 science-backed vitamins and botanicals designed to work with the scalp microbiome. Our bespoke blend infuses a carefully curated combination of Vegan Keratin, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Calendula, Avocado Oil, Vitamin E, and Frankincense that help restore natural moisture and protect against damage, delivering nutrients directly to the site of our hair follicles to help promote healthy hair growth while strengthening the scalp's natural barrier.

  • Protect your hair from the cold
  • Just like you bundle up to protect yourself from the cold weather, your hair needs some protection too. Wearing hats, scarves, or hooded jackets can help shield your hair from the harsh winds and cold temperatures. Opt for hats made of/lined with silk or satin materials to prevent friction and breakage, and make sure they are not too tight to avoid excessive pulling on your hair.

  • Limit heat styling
  • While it may be tempting to use heat tools to keep your hair looking sleek in the winter, try to limit their use as much as possible. The combination of cold weather and heat styling can lead to dry and brittle hair, so opt for air-drying your hair or using low-heat settings on your tools. If you do use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant spray beforehand. You can even experiment with heatless hacks such as overnight braids or sock curls (yes, using a sock!) to achieve effortless waves.

  • Stay hydrated
  • Drinking enough water is important for the overall health of your body, including your hair. During the colder months, it can be easy to neglect staying hydrated since we tend to drink less water. However, keeping your body and hair hydrated is crucial for maintaining healthy locks. You can also incorporate hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables into your diet to help keep your hair moisturized from the inside out.

    Transitioning your hair routine from autumn to winter in the northern hemisphere is all about protecting your locks from the harsh cold, ensuring they stay well-hydrated both inside and out. With these tips in mind, you'll maintain healthy and beautiful hair that will flourish even during the chilliest months. Remember, less is more when it comes to heat styling, so lean into low-maintenance hairstyles and let your natural, radiant locks shine through…despite the winter weather!