Spring into the Season with a New Hair-Care Routine
Now that spring is in the air, it’s time to strip off your winter coat, toss your hat to the back of the closet, and shake your hair out under the sun’s glorious rays. Spring brings rebirth and growth in nature, so it’s the perfect time to refresh your tresses and debut a new you! Cut it, color it, focus on your hair’s health—whatever ‘refresh’ means to you. If you’re struggling with how to start transitioning your hair-care routine from winter to spring, we’ve done the work for you. Keep reading to learn which products are a must-have for the new season and how to put your healthiest hair forward.
Did You Put Your Hair-Care Routine on the Backburner this Winter?
If you did, you wouldn’t be the first person. Sometimes, all you want to do in winter is throw your hair up in a bun or hide it under a hat—so you do. Then spring comes along, bringing with it warmer weather, sundresses and social outings, and you just can’t hide your hair away anymore. That’s why we’re here to tell you it’s time to ditch the hats and let your hair shine! This means breaking out a new routine complete with restorative products to bring new life to your dry, damaged locks. But first things first…
Cleanse Your Scalp of Winter Product Build-Up
Start at the root of the issue—this means your scalp. Spring is the perfect season to switch your focus toward renewing and maintaining your scalp health. Did you know that your scalp can easily become one of the dirtiest places on your body? Or that scalp buildup can actually lead to hair loss through clogged pores? Clogged pores and sweat glands on your scalp can also lead to an unpleasant odor, due to the bacteria that breaks down the sweat on your scalp.
The use of heavier products during the winter months only adds to an increase in product build-up on your scalp. That’s why you should always incorporate a scalp cleanser into your post-winter routine. If your scalp feels a little too dry afterward, try adding a couple drops of scalp serum to towel-dried hair when you get out of the shower to lighten and refresh the oils in your scalp.
Suds Up for Spring and Let Your Hair Shine
Now that you got your scalp in shape, it’s time to pay attention to one of the most crucial and often overlooked steps in your hair-care routine: shampoo. With spring fresh in the air, you’ll want to make sure you’re adding the right shampoo to your routine. If your hair is usually on the thinner or finer side, a lightweight volumizing shampoo could be the perfect complement to your product lineup. Just make sure you understand the difference between volumizing and thickening shampoos. Then top it all off with the Superpower Hair & Scalp Duo to optimize your scalp health.
Say Good Riddance to Heavy Moisturizers
Winter meant dry air, dry skin and, above all, dry hair! If you’ve been battling the winter air with heavy deep conditioners and thick creams and gels, you’ll be happy to know that war is over. Spring is in the air—and so is moisture.
This is the season to say goodbye to heavy creams, leave-in conditioners and thick hair masks, and hello to lightweight gels, refreshing dry shampoo and weightless volumizers—so move those heavy products to the back of your cabinet. No longer will you feel the need to pile conditioners and moisturizers onto your hair to keep it healthy and moisturized.
Prepare Yourself for Higher Humidity
Keep in mind, warmer temperatures spell more humidity. Moist, humid air might be great for increasing your hair follicle’s water absorption, however, humidity affects all types of hair differently. Not only that, but did you know humidity can actually affect separate parts of your hair differently than others? This often causes some strands to swell with frizz, while other areas of your hair may remain flat and lifeless.
The unfortunate truth: More humidity means more frizz. Long story short, an increase in humidity changes the way the keratin proteins in your hair bind together, forming a weak hydrogen bond that causes your hair to fold into itself, inevitably shortening your hair length and resulting in frizz. It’s days like these you’ll want to add an extra layer of protection before blow-drying or straightening your tresses in order to keep your proteins in check without weighing you down.
Refresh Your Tresses with a Trim—Or a New Shorter ‘Do
Thanks to the dry winter air, you’re more likely to find split ends amongst your luscious locks. In this case, a gentle trim could be all you need to get your tresses ready for spring. However, you may find a shorter hairstyle is easier to manage through spring’s humidity and summer’s hot, sticky air than maintaining your length. Spring is the perfect time to refresh your looks with a big chop.
If you have naturally curly hair, it’s also a terrific time to tuck your straightener in a drawer and talk to your stylist about cutting your hair with your curls in mind. This way your beautiful curls will fall evenly around you all season long. Why not take advantage of the higher humidity and use it to boost your naturally curly volume!
Still Struggling with the Frizz? Try a Silk Pillowcase
There are a plethora of benefits to using a silk pillowcase when you sleep. The silk allows your hair to slide over the material without friction, meaning you wake up with smoother hair and fewer tangles. Silk pillowcases can even help your hair retain its moisture since they’re less porous than cotton.
Added bonuses: Thanks to its low porosity, silk pillowcases can actually keep your skin hydrated and prevent wrinkles in the long run. They can also help regulate your temperature, keeping your skin dry and cool all night long.
Supplement Your Hair-Care Routine
Sometimes the best thing you can do is focus on healing your hair from the inside out. Enter: supplements. Hair, skin and nail supplements are packed with Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Biotin and Collagen to strengthen your hair, promote healthy cell growth, carry oxygen and nutrients to your scalp, and maintain skin, scalp and hair elasticity. Add supplements to your daily health routine to maximize your hair’s potential.
Better Not Younger has everything you need to kick off your spring hair-care routine the right way, with quality, natural ingredients. Visit our blog for more hair care information and our Shop page for all your hair-care needs.