As summer draws to a close and your tan lines have faded along with your temporary hair color, thoughts may well turn to an altogether more frustrating haircare problem. Seasonal hair breakage!
Have you noticed more hair shedding than usual?
It’s on your pillow when you wake up, coming out more regularly when you shower, and your yoga mat is easily identifiable thanks to the blonde strands of DNA you’ve left behind! If you are shedding more hair, don’t worry. You’re certainly not alone, and the excellent news is, there’s plenty you can do to promote strong, healthy and more luscious locks ahead of fall.
Want thicker and fuller hair?
If you’ve enjoyed a summer filled with heady days of sunshine, exposure to chlorine, saltwater and UVA rays, then it’s highly likely that right about now your hair is feeling brittle, dry and prone to breakage. Snap, snap!
Don’t panic. Repeat. DO NOT PANIC!
It’s totally possible to reverse the damage and step into the new season with your best hair ever. From your diet to the products you use and yes, the environment you’ve spent the summer vacationing or staycationing in, they all have an impact on your hair.
So just how can you reduce seasonal hair breakage?
It’s a good idea to rule out hormonal imbalances or underlying medical conditions first before trying out our seasonal hair loss remedies. These might the root cause of your hair breakage as opposed to too much salty air and sun-kissed hair! If you are fit and healthy, but you’re still shedding hair like your feline friend, here are five top tips to cheat hair breakage.
5 ways to cheat seasonal hair breakage.
You probably already knew this, but what you eat really does have an impact on your well-being. Not just in terms of your general health and energy levels, but also how you look. Proper nutrition results in strong and healthy hair, skin, and nails, and yes, you got it, a poor diet has precisely the opposite effect. So if you have relaxed your usual healthy nutrition habits this summer, now would be the ideal time to re-introduce foods that are rich in fatty acids and will help support hair growth. We’re talking avocado, almonds, salmon, coconut oil and chia seeds.
2. Thickening Shampoo
You could go for a product formulated with hair growth in mind. However, if you don’t like the idea of using any chemical nasties in your hair, then switch instead to a Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner to add some volume and life back into those stressed out tresses. Number 4 features a highly concentrated Sulfate and Sodium Chloride Free Volumizing Shampoo with a soft lather adding lightweight moisture and full texture to hair. Use in conjunction with N4 Fleurs de Temps Volumizing Condition for all-day bounce and superstar shine.
3. Time for a Haircut
Now might be the perfect time to experiment with a new style and finally go for that lob you’ve been yearning to try out. Go on! What’s stopping you? You might be thinking; “I’m losing hair, why on earth would I choose to have even more of it cut off?” However, if your hair loss is purely seasonal, then a good old chop will get your strands back in perfect condition ready to tackle the new season head-on.
4. Deep Condition
One of the best solutions for end of summer hair is a deep conditioning treatment. While it might not solve all of your seasonal hair woes, a richly hydrating boost of nourishment and moisture will go a long way to combat breakage, one of the key factors contributing to hair loss. Try using N4’s Reconstructing Masque to smooth, strengthen, and deeply replenish hair that’s suffering from the end of summer blues! This restorative formula is packed with natural conditioning ingredients, infusing hair with moisture and proteins to give it back that pret-a-porter glow. Fall into the new season with a head full of dreams and hair full of vibrant shine.
5. Reduce Heat Styling
One of the worse things you can do to hair that’s suffering from overexposure to heat and UV rays is to punish it with even more heat, overusing the curling irons and straighteners. You’ll just end up with hair that’s even more brittle. If you do want to achieve a wavy effect, consider sleeping in sponge curlers or braiding your hair before bedtime. Alternatively, you can still hang on to the tail end of summer and those tousled beach waves by using a Sugar Texturizing Spray. Summer might have been and gone, but your hair can still look perfectly undone!