While you can follow your same hair care routine throughout the year, many women find it beneficial to tweak their regimens with changes in the weather. If you live in a climate that doesn’t have drastic seasonal changes, you’re less likely to need to make these tweaks. But if summer is the complete opposite of winter where you live, it’s a good idea to switch things around for different seasons.
When it’s hot outside, you may want to stick to lightweight products. This includes any oils you use; jojoba, coconut and sweet almond are all good warm weather picks.
Styling agents like mousses and liquid leave-in conditioners won’t weigh down loose hairstyles.
Protective styling is good any time of year, but you may like it during summer because it keeps long hair off your neck, thereby keeping you cooler. Plus, using products with built-in sunscreen is recommended if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Now may be the time to pull out heavier products, like shea butter and castor oil. A thicker, creamy leave-in may give your hair the extra moisture it needs to combat dry, indoor heated air.
Create hairstyles with heavier products like pomades, puddings and crèmes if your texture can handle it. Otherwise, continue to use lighter products if that suits your tresses better.
Protective styles are still good options because you want to keep long hair from rubbing against wool sweaters and coats as much as possible.
What Won’t Change
Minor changes are probably enough from season to season. No matter what time of year it is, deep conditioning treatments and locking in moisture are still needed. Don’t worry that you have to overhaul your entire routine. In addition, if you find liquid leave-ins and wash n’ gos work for you year-round, by all means stick with them. A good hair regimen is whatever works for you.
Do you make changes to your hair routine based on the season? What do you do different?
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