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So long summer days. It’s tough to say goodbye to warm weather, sunshine, and outdoor time with family and friends. But fall hair colors? Along with chilly nights by the fire in your favorite cozy sweater? Yeah, that’s something to look forward to.
Summer hair care habits and those hair lightening efforts you’ve been upholding all season tend to take a toll on the shape of your locks. Before you go in for your autumn color appointment, there are a few things you need to know to ensure you get the best results and don’t end up with faded hair color.
Whether you’re thinking fall hair colors for blondes (like Grace Van Patten of Nine Perfect Strangers), red fall hair colors (à la Gigi Hadid), or deep brown fall hair colors (think Daisy Edgar-Jones), all fall hair color ideas are leaning cool this year. Cool reds (think violet or red violet), jet black, cool chocolate brown. Much like the lighter, cool blondes of summer 2021, think crisp and controlled for autumn too.
When hair is damaged due to bleaching, UV rays, and other summertime tactics, strands become more porous as the natural protein becomes depleted. This means it will usually grab darker hues more readily. Yay, right? The downside is that your new darker color will also likely fade more quickly if your hair isn’t in its best shape.
Most often, darker shades fade to warmish hues. All hair color contains red hues and since red is the strongest of the three primary colors, well, you end up with orange-y, brassy color you definitely weren’t going for.
To achieve the fall hair color trends you desire, first, get your hair back into fighting shape. Think natural hair moisturizer and products that leave your mane feeling strong and healthy.
4 Natural Hair Moisturizers and Other Must-Haves for Your Fall Hair Colors
Here’s the essential line-up for your fall hair care regimen. Use the following products to lend a feeling of repair to your summer-soaked hair. Then continue using them once you have your new color to prevent the appearance of faded hair color and keep your shade looking glorious.
1. Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector: This creamy, dreamy hair moisturizer is ideal for giving hair a feeling of rejuvenation and strength. Designed to visibly reverse the damaging effects of heated styling tools, chlorine, and other hard-on-hair habits, strands are left feeling soft and resilient. Suited to all hair types, use 2-3 times weekly for best results.
2. Davines Solu Shampoo With Sea Salt Scrub and O&M The Original Detox Hair Shampoo: A clarifying treatment deep cleanses impurities, product build up, and pollution from strands and scalp, leaving hair feeling ultra-clean and pure. Use the Sea Salt Scrub if you prefer a granular exfoliation for scalp, or the Detox Hair Shampoo if you want a super gentle deep cleanse. Shoot for a once-weekly clarifying treatment for your hair and scalp.
3. Evolvh Ultra Repair Reconstructing Masque: Keeping hair properly moisturized is key to optimal hair color retention and ward off the appearance of fading. This natural hair moisturizer deep conditions to add a feeling of strength and improved elasticity to strands. Use once each week.
4. Oway Phytoprotein Detangling Mist or Oway No Rinse Moist Hair Leave In Conditioner: Be sure to use a heat protectant on hair whenever you use heated styling tools to keep from damaging strands. The Phytoprotein Detangling Mist is designed for fine to medium hair, offering a sense of protection from heat damage without weighing hair down. For thicker hair types, use the No Rinse Moist Hair Leave In.
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