Fall hair care can be tricky, with changing weather and damage from the summertime. Learn how to change your routine, and which colors to try for a fresh look.
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Fall hair care can be tricky, with changing weather and damage from the summertime. Learn how to change your routine and which colors to try for a fresh look.

1. Caring For Dry Hair

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that hair tends to get much drier in the fall. You can ensure that your autumn hair doesn't become dehydrated by avoiding overwashing or washing with extremely hot water, as this can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause it to become dry and frizzy. Using lukewarm or cool water can seal the cuticle and prevent moisture from escaping. You can also opt for a moisturizing hair mask treatment or enriching conditioner to give your hair some extra moisture and shine.

Signs of damage include:

  • Split ends
  • Frizz
  • A dull appearance
  • Excessive tangles
  • Flyaways

2. Trim Your Hair

Trim your hair every three to four months to eliminate damaged hair and encourage hair growth. Frequently cutting your hair may sound counterintuitive, but split ends can make it look shorter and prevent it from growing normally.

3. Try a New Hair Color

Another fall hair care tip is to choose a brand-new color. If you dyed or highlighted your hair in the summer, it would likely start to fade in autumn. Opting for darker tones, such as reds or brunettes, can counteract this and give your hair a rich appearance. For example, Precision Foam Color is a quick, easy, and effective hair-coloring solution that you can use from the comfort of your own home. Some other popular fall choices include:

  • Jet black: A black base mixed with blue-black undertones.
  • Chocolate chestnut balayage: A chocolate brown with warm, chestnut vertical highlights.
  • Burnt orange: A red base with golden highlights and deep red lowlights.
  • Copper: A warm brown base color with bright copper or beige tones.
  • Mahogany: A deep brunette mixed with auburn overtones.

4. Consider a Hair Gloss

If you don't want to dye your hair, don't worry. There are plenty of other products you can use to help you accentuate desired tones. John Frieda hair glosses can be used to add shine and make your color more vibrant specific colors if dying your hair seems like a dramatic step to take.

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5. Avoid Heat Treatments

Lastly, it's best to avoid heat treatments, as your hair is probably already dry and damaged from the summer. This includes tools such as straighteners, curling wands, and blow dryers. If you do need to use heat, it's best to use the cold setting on your blow dryer and turn down the heat on your curling or flat iron. Cutting down on heat treatments can encourage shine, eliminate frizz, encourage growth, and allow the color to last longer.


If your hair is damaged from the past summer, there's no need to fret. Here are five tips you can use in your fall routine to give your hair a healthy glow.

  1. Give your hair extra moisture.
  2. Cut off damaged summer hair.
  3. Consider dyeing or darkening your hair.
  4. If you don't want to dye your hair, consider using a hair gloss to bring out desired tones.
  5. Avoid excessive heat treatments.

Dealing with damaged hair can be frustrating, but the good news is that it's easily manageable. At John Frieda, our wide range of products can help you revitalize your hair.

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