Fall Weather Woes: How to Salvage Your Hair After Your Morning Commute

Keep your hair fresh all morning long.

All it takes is a quick glance at the sartorial choices of your fellow commuters in the morning to remember that fall is a time when most of us are confused about what to wear. This in-between transitional time when it’s cool in the mornings, warm again by the afternoon and chilly again by the time the sun sets is hard to dress for. A cozy sweater is welcome one moment and suffocating the next. Unfortunately, the hair styling department can seem equally as difficult to sort out as the weather changes. You might encounter humidity, rain and your fair share of wind before you even get to the office in the morning.

Enter: our best tips for how to salvage your hair after your morning commute. Truthfully, learning how to salvage your hair is as easy as being prepared with the right products and embracing the elements as best as you can.

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Keep your strands fresh.

Rain, sun, wind and the occasional hot summery day: nothing is off limits during this season. It’s best to be prepared for every scenario:

If it’s raining…

Be prepared to encounter cloudy skies and overcast weather over the next few months. Make room on your shower shelf for an anti-frizz wash and care system to prepare your hair from the start of your routine. Consider switching over to Dove Nutritive Solutions Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner for the duration of the season. That way, no matter if you encounter rain or shine on your way to the office, you (and your strands) will be prepared.

If it’s humid…

Humidity is admittedly my worst nightmare as it relates to my hair. As the weather transitions between summer and fall and the number of humid days dwindle, I’m still finding some mornings to be too damp for my liking. My trick for navigating the humidity is to always keep a hair tie on me and to tie my hair up during my commute. I find that keeping my strands up and out of the way minimizes their contact with the elements and gives them a better chance to make it through unscathed. While more preventative than reparative, this hack also means you will never be fishing for a loose hair tie only to be disappointed yet again.

If it’s windy…

Lock your style in before you leave the house to ensure as little movement as possible without creating a crunchy, hard style. A stronghold hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 is built to hold your style without giving your hair that dreaded crunchy shell. As a skeptic about the possibility of a hairspray not being crunchy, I tried this micro mist out for myself and was pleasantly surprised to feel how smooth my hair was afterwards.

Whether you’re taking preventative measures or salvaging your strands after getting off the sweaty New York subway, use these easy tips to take care of your strands so you can enjoy the cooler weather.