Get Your Protective Styles Down
Protective styles will (obviously) protect your hair from all of those awful hair woes you’d like to avoid–frizz included! I find that the best protective styles for the season are always the ones that cover your hair completely, leave small portions of your hair out at a time, or keep your ends protected and neatly tucked away.
Crochet braids, box braids, buns, braided crowns, etc. are some of my favorites because they keep the majority of my hair covered or wrapped up and able to withstand all of the hectic weather conditions spring has to offer. My hair experiences crazy shrinkage when it’s warm out and uncontrollable frizz when it rains, so why not cover all bases by choosing a durable style that will not only look cute and stylish but preserve and protect my hair underneath?
On top of coming in handy on busy days and protecting your hair from unnecessary damage, having a long lasting, go-to protective style will also help if you are one of the many women who experiences seasonal hair shedding or hair loss during the Spring time.
Update Your Cut and Style
Spring is the season of change! We’re making a drastic change from a cold, dull winter to beautiful (mostly) sunny days. And like the season, our hairstyles change too! We wear longer, darker styles during the colder months and then gravitate towards more fun and bright colors and cuts during the warmer months. Spring is full of colorful accessories and flirty hairstyles, so it’s the perfect time to leave your comfort zone and try something new.
Bold and bright colors, as well as soft hues, are timeless within the Spring color scheme, so if you’re stumped as to what colors to try it would be wise to pick one of those. Why not try that edgy pink pixie cut you’ve been eyeing? Or dye the tips of your cute and curly TWA a spicy orange? Use spring as the time to experiment and fearlessly try new things; by all means–go crazy!
If you need help with finding a cute hairstyle to try, BHI has awesome Pinterest and Instagram accounts filled with inspiration for all hair types and preferences.
Tweak Your Regimen
Simply put, your winter hair care regimen may be too heavy for the spring time. Because it gets warmer, your hair goes through a number of changes. I know that my hair changes from being overly dry and able to keep straight for days to being extremely soft but prone to shedding.
As it gets closer to spring, start assessing your hair and note all of the changes it is going through; switch out products and parts of your routine to fit the current state of your hair. The most common hair problem during Spring is humidity-related frizz and curl reversion so make sure you are prepared.
If you are someone who struggled to put together the perfect regimen and is afraid to switch products, don’t fret! You may not need to switch products at all–sometimes you just need to use less of what you’re already using to avoid weighing down your hair.