When fall hits, our skin and hair need a little extra TLC. The dry and cold temperatures often cause frazzled and dehydrated locks, so it's important to add nourishing and hydrating ingredients to help keep hair soft, smooth and free of unwanted breakage. To make sure your hair is on point this season, we asked experts — we're talking master colorists and stylists — to share their top fall hair care tips. Read on for 12 dos and don'ts to keep in mind the next time you reach for your hairbrush.
"Over-shampooing can be drying for the hair during cooler weather days," says Elly Torres, owner and lead stylist of Salon Ascend. If your hair is not overly oily, she recommends skipping the shampoo step and rinsing the hair with lukewarm water, conditioning and rinsing the conditioner with cool water instead.
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Don't Skip Out on Necessary Moisture
Torres says this is especially crucial for textured and curly hair types as the cooler weather brings a different type of dryness than the "fun in the sun" summer days. "This type of dryness from overly cold temperatures (and the ruffling of hats and high collars) can cause excess fly-aways, tangles and frizz," she says. "It is crucial to moisturize on a regular basis through the fall months."