Winter to Spring: How to change up your haircare routine

The dry air and icy wind of winter can be pretty hard on hair, so we usually switch to thick, heavy and super moisturising products to replenish any lost moisture and hydration. But with Spring on our doorstep and the colder months behind us, it’s time to bring out more lightweight (but still nourishing) products that will keep hair smooth and shiny without weighing it down. So, we’ve put together a list of recommendations for you to try as part of your new spring haircare routine. Keep reading for more.

 

Switch up your haircare products

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Now that the weather is getting warmer and less harsh, your hair won’t be losing as much moisture as it would in winter. So it makes sense to switch up your shampoo and conditioner to something more lightweight.

The Shea Moisture Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner is a great cleanse-and-condition system to use in the spring months. It’s also for anyone whose hair needs a bit of moisture and hydration, without being weighed down. It’s made with a blend of natural oils and is perfect for every hair type.

 

Switch up your styling products

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Just as you your switch up your haircare products in your spring haircare routine, you should also reconsider your styling products. Some of us use the same stylers year-round, but some of us need more specialised hair styling in different weather conditions. If you relate to the latter, you should try using more lightweight creams, gels or mousses.

The Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk will condition and nourish your hair while adding body and defining curls. It contains a blend of natural oils, without any heaviness.

 

Combat the rising humidity

spring haircare routine: satin scrunchies
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With the warming weather, comes higher levels of humidity. This can cause flyaways and not-so-smooth tresses. The good thing is there are a few things you can do to can get around this. Reduce friction and keep your hair smooth at night by sleeping on a satin pillowcase or using a satin bonnet. During the day, you can use satin scrunches and hair scarves, or apply smoothing products to help protect your hair from the humidity.

Oils are great products to use to combat humidity. The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil is a great all-rounder that is infused with keratin and marula oil to smooth and nourish your hair.

If you’re not a fan of using oils and serums, try out a smoothing shampoo and conditioner instead. The Organics Silky Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated with argan oil but it’s super lightweight, so you get the smoothing benefits without any additional smoothing products.

 

Protect from the sun

spring haircare routine: woman wearing a broad-brimmed, floppy black hat
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Did you know the sun can damage your hair? Yep, skin isn’t the only place to get sunburnt. So protect your hair by wearing a hat or by using products that have a UV filter as part of your spring haircare routine. Think of it as your hair’s version of SPF.

Some styling products have UV filters, which is really cool. By using these, you get multiple benefits from one product, and who doesn’t love that? We recommend you try the TRESemmé Volume & Lift Styling Mousse, which is also volumising and humidity resistant.

 

Add shine

woman with shoulder-length brown hair with shiny, tight natural curls
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Spring is a bright and beautiful season, full of sunshine. It’s the perfect time to tweak your spring haircare routine to add a bit of extra shine to your strands! One simple trick for this is to use a boar bristle brush. This kind of brush helps to spread the natural oils from your scalp, all the way down the hair strands. This helps to keep it naturally moisturised and shiny.

Keeping your hair hydrated and moisturised will help give it a healthy shine, but for an extra boost, reach for a lightweight shine spray.

To add moisture and hold as well as shine, try out the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist. It’s blended with shea butter, coconut oil and neem oil, so you know it’s good.

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