I can’t believe I’m saying this, but now that Labor Day has come and gone, fall is almost here.
(I know it’s basically already here, but since it’s still hot as an inferno, I’m still calling it summer.)
I know I personally struggle with my fair share of dry skin issues when the weather changes. I don’t know what it is–I feel like as soon as my body gets used to the ridiculous humidity and the heat, it goes away again! That being said, seasonal changes are bound to cause issues like dry scalp, hair, and skin.
Because, like me, I assume you too also struggle with this issue, here are some healthy tips that can help you make the seasonal transition with ease.
Rinse hair with cooler water
I’m notorious for taking scalding hot showers, but doing so can do major damage to your hair, especially when the seasons change. Rinsing your shampoo and conditioner with cooler water will seal the cuticle and lock in more moisture, keeping your hair smoother and softer.
Switch to a nourishing shampoo & conditioner
Let’s be honest, we all struggle with dry scalp with the changing of seasons, but nobody wants to use “dandruff shampoo.” That’s about as degrading as picking teams for Gym class in 7th grade. (Oh wait, that was just me?) So what’s a girl to do when she’s dealing with extra dryness?
I think Clear Scalp & Hair is an amazing option–it provides 24 hours of scalp hydration, and replenishes dry, damaged hair. It’s not this weird creepy milky texture, it’s not blue, it isn’t in any way “medicinal” feeling or smelling–but it really helps in the hydration department.
I struggle with this problem especially in the winter months, and have found this brand to be the answer to my scalp moisturizing prayers. Do yourself a favor, and start using this before temps turn freezing, so you never have to deal with an itchy situation.
It’s not just for alleviating scalp issues, it also reverses damage and makes hair smooth and moisturized, too!
(Plus, you guys know I won’t use anything that doesn’t smell good–and this totally passes the sniff test!)
Keep up with your trims
I’m notorious for never getting my hair cut. It’s just always feels like a production, you know? But right around this time of year, I REALLY see the results of my laziness in not keeping up with my trims. My hair is…floppy. Does that even make sense? It’s grown out to all one length, and looks kind of like that shaggy dog van on Dumb & Dumber. Split-end-a-pa-looza!
If you keep up with your trims, your hair will always look healthy, and you’ll never get to that point where you’re staring into the mirror with your curling iron, crying because you’re late and your hair won’t hold a curl of any kind because it’s too heavy and ratty.
(Because, er, someone else I know had that happen recently.)
P.S. if you’re wondering where I get my hair cut, I go to Custom Hair Lounge–they’re amazing! They are also known for their coloring skills, but I don’t color my hair. Yet. But I did just turn 27, so you never know, I might need to start doing that soon.
Sleep with a humidifier
Wait, weren’t we just complaining about summer’s humidity?
Yes, this is confusing. Let me explain.
As temperatures drop, the air gets much drier and in turn, dries out your skin everywhere! Purchasing a humidifier for your bedroom will help combat dryness (including your skin, scalp, and hair!) Plus, it has a ton of other benefits–it’ll help your sinuses, heal your cold faster, and more.
Drink plenty of H20!
I am THE WORST at drinking water. But we all know its benefits, right? I don’t need to go into them here, but if you’re having problems with dry skin, upping your water intake can certainly help.
I’ve had a lot more success gulping down my daily amount by keeping a pitcher of cucumber-lemon water in the fridge (you guys, it is SO REFRESHING!) When it gets too cold to be downing iced water, I like drinking hot water with lemon (sounds gross, but it’s actually pretty tasty) or green tea. I drink lot’s of green tea in winter. It’s like deliciousness disguised as water.
What are your tips for keeping your hair, scalp, and skin healthy as the seasons change?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.