The way we style and colour our hair is one of the most effective ways of expressing ourselves. Hair can be styled in countless ways, changing with our mood, fashion trends, and even the seasons. However, as the seasons change, so do the environmental factors that can impact the health and vitality of our hair. From harsh winter winds to scorching summer sun, our hair can suffer from seasonal damage.
In this blog post, we’ll explore how to protect your hair from the effects of changing seasons, with hair care tips for various hair types and the products you can use to colour your hair safely.
Choosing the Right Hair Dye Shade for Every Season
Just as we change our clothes throughout the year, many people change their hair colour with the seasons. In the autumn and winter months, a lot of people prefer darker shades such as rich browns and deep blacks to provide a warmer, more sophisticated look. In spring and summer, lighter shades of brown are more in keeping with the season, while black hair should be glossy and rich to reflect the light for healthier-looking hair.
Of course, the way you choose to colour your hair is up to you, but you may want to transform your hair in line with seasonal trends and traditions to give your hair a more natural-looking result.
Protecting Your Hair from Seasonal Damage: all you need to know
No matter what your hair type is, it’s important to protect your hair from seasonal damage. This involves a combination of protective products, while also taking steps to protect your hair from heat and environmental damage.
Some top tips include:
- Use ammonia-free hair dyes: Using natural ingredients like olive oil and aloe vera will give your hair some added nourishment, protecting your hair from the harsh elements of the changing seasons.
- Deep condition regularly: Deep conditioning provides hydration for your hair and your scalp, helping to remedy the damage caused by the colder seasons, or time spent in the sun. Deep conditioning will keep your hair manageable, with a healthier-looking finish.
- Avoid excess heat: If you can, find alternative ways to style your hair that don’t involve heated tools. This can protect your hair when the season’s elements are already impacting your hair’s strength and condition. Always use heat protection products to put up a barrier against heat damage.
- Use UV protection: UV protection isn’t just for your skin; it can protect your hair too. Apply during the day and cover your hair as much as possible to prevent damage.
Caring for your unique hair type
Type 1: Straight
Type 1 hair can become oily, and it’s important to use the right products to help maintain some balance. You should avoid using heavy products like serums and stick to products formulated for oily hair. Texture sprays and dry shampoos are great at helping your hair last longer between washes, preventing the damage that can be caused by over-washing.
Type 2: Wavy
Wavy hair can be unpredictable, and many people choose to use heat to help tame it. However, excessive styling can cause wavy hair to become fragile, leaving it broken and damage. Instead of reaching for your favourite tools, you could try using wave-defining products such as mousse or gel, helping you to bring out your natural waves for a beautiful look.
Type 3: Curly
Curly hair can be very difficult to style if you don’t know how. It helps to have a curly hair specialist cut your hair, so you can embrace a shape that’s easy for you to maintain. You’ll want to avoid brushing your hair to keep your curls intact, and use products that will define your curls.
While you may be tempted to put your hair up during the summer months, if you wear your hair too tight, it could cause damage, while also causing your curls to lose their shape. Keep your hair loose and use silk hair ties to prevent damage.
Type 4: Kinky & Coily
Type 4 hair is very curly, with an s-shaped coil that’s defined. It needs gentle handling and plenty of moisture to stop it from becoming dry. Using deep conditioning products can make a big difference, especially in summer, and try to keep your hair loose to avoid tight, damaging styles.
Bigen products protect your hair
Many people use hair dye to transform their hair and leave it looking fresh. But the reality is that many hair dyes can be drying, causing hair to become weak.
Bigen is different. We’ve created a range of products made from natural ingredients, which are not only ammonia-free but are also free from harsh chemicals for a gentler hair colouring product. Our dyes are gentle and suitable for people of all hair types for gentle care all year round.