When the seasons change, the way you care for your body should too. Chances are that summer left your hair and skin in need of repair, and now’s a perfect time to get back into a healthy body routine.
Here are some natural, chemical-free hair and skin care tips for fall.
Fall Hair Care
Fall days tend to be drier than hot and humid summer days, so now is the time to amp up your moisturizing routine.
Natural ingredients are great to prevent your hair from drying out because they don’t strip your hair of its natural oils. Other hair products have synthetic and alcohol-based ingredients that make your hair even drier than the weather does.
Change your shampoo and conditioner to more moisturizing natural varieties that have ingredients like jojoba oil. A clarifying shampoo can also help thoroughly clean your hair of all the sprays, sunscreen, and sand that it built up over the summer.
Here are just a few of the many natural, chemical-free shampoo products you can shop for:
- NaturOli Soap Nut Shampoo
- John Masters Organics Rosemary Lavender Shampoo
- Ginesis Healthy Hair Shampoo
- Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo
- Argan Oil Shampoo
DIY Natural Shampoos
You can also make your own shampoo at home so that you know exactly what ingredients are going into it. Check out the articles on Wellness Mama and DIY Natural for homemade shampoo recipes that are simple and chemical-free.
More Fall Hair Advice
If you have long hair and tied it up with elastic bands to stay cool in the summer, now’s a good time to let it loose. Also get a trim to shed away those split ends and damage that’s been happening over time.
To reduce future breakage, reduce your heat styling time and embrace your hair’s natural style. This is the season to start breaking out the hats and scarves, but be mindful that many cloth materials will draw moisture from your hair when covered. So consider applying a hair mask or deep conditioner when you start bundling up.
Fall Skin Care
Drier fall weather takes its toll on your skin too, so it’s a smart idea to start using a creamier natural moisturizer to counteract the tendency towards dryness.
For chemical-free moisture, we recommend Seagate’s Smooth Skin, which is a natural therapeutic blend of omega 3 fatty acids, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, natural vitamin E, and vanilla oil. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also experiment with making your own natural moisturizer at home. Readers Digest and Natural and Healthy Living have some recipes you can try.
For deeper cleansing as the season changes, you can try one of those rotating cleansing brushes for a spa touch at home. The micro-massaging bristles on these brushes can help loosen up dirt and unclog your pores from all the sweat and sand of summer.
More Fall Skin Advice
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can stop wearing sunscreen. Protect yourself all season long with SPF 30 or higher when you go outside.
At this time of year, you can tailor your exfoliating products to boost your skin’s moisture and help it retain that moisture. Don’t forget to keep exfoliating your feet even when they’re not in sandals anymore. Healthy feet need to shed those dead skin cells even when they’re not on display.
With these tips you can take an all-natural approach to hair and skin care this fall and feel great about the way you look, both outside and in!