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tips to freshen up your fall hair routine

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As temperatures start to drop, we put away summer clothes and pull out chunky sweaters to keep us warm and bundled. It’s like a ritual almost; get rid of the past season and get ready for a new one. Maybe you do something similar with skincare too, reaching for thicker, more moisturizing products as the cold rushes upon us.  

Well, let’s take this ritual a step further with your hair routine. Yes, your hair routine. You may be thinking that the seasons changing won’t affect those gorgeous locks, but we’re here to tell you that it DOES. 

Keep reading for tips on how to freshen up your hair routine for the fall and colder months. 

add back needed moisture

With cold weather comes hats, scarves, and the like. To combat static frizz, use silken up dry conditioner on your ends. This will smooth flyaways and frizz without feeling heavy or greasy. It’s important to also infuse moisture in other areas of your routine. Use soulfood nourishing mask once a week to keep hair deeply conditioned and hydrated. Softness and shine here we come! If you’re finding that you still need more moisture, reach for a leave-in cream. Vault color-lock leave-in conditioner is a spray mist that effortlessly detangles and softens, while UV filters and antioxidants protect vibrancy and keep color from fading to enhance the look of your hair’s overall health. Use this to prep a style or use to refresh a style on day 2 or 3. 

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let your scalp breathe

We know what you did this summer....well, obviously WE don’t, but your hair sure does. To start the season with a clean slate, reach for reset clarifying gel shampoo and reset cooling gel conditioner. This duo is gentle enough to use every wash, but can also be used as treatment once a week. The shampoo works to attract dirt like a magnet to draw out impurities and remove product buildup without stripping. Reset clarifying gel shampoo is a unique aerosol gel-to-foam that rids hair of oil, dirt, odor, and sweat while replenishing moisture and reviving volume. The cooling gel conditioner is like a breath of fresh air for your scalp with a unique gel formula that delivers hydration without the weight. Enriched with refreshing menthol, this formula soothes the scalp and restores moisture balance. 

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invest in a heat protectant

This kind of goes for all year round, but if you heat style at all, it is SO important to integrate a heat protectant into your hair routine. If you have thicker hair, blockade heat defense serum will be your new buddy. This lightweight serum protects hair from thermal styling and blow drying, as well as tames frizz and flyaways. If you need something lighter, the shield anti-humidity spray is another great option. Clinical testing confirms: this heat-activated spray protects against frizz-inducing humidity for over 24 hours. It also smooths the cuticle and helps to improve moisture retention. And, like the name suggests, if for some reason you get caught in wet weather, you are covered. 

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bring volume back

Colder months can leave your hair dull, flat, and lifeless. If you’re craving a bit more oomph, head right over to our volume collection. One player that really sticks out: plus size perfect body mousse. Amp up hair for a fuller look and feel with this airy volumizing and bodifying mousse that provides long-lasting movable, flexible hold. If you tend to blow dry quite frequently and prefer that voluminous blowout look, reach for brooklyn bombshell blowout spray. This ultra-lightweight mist delivers a heavy-hitting punch of volume, body, and shine. 

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By Becca King, community manager

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