10 Tips to Tame Your Hair for Spring

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Whether you live on the East coast, the West coast, or anywhere in between, you may have noticed the changing weather. Humidity, wind, fog, dryness, and heat can create changes in your hair that you might not be prepared for. Whatever shape the weather is in, you want to make sure your hair is ready to be able to handle the change.  
This is the perfect time to freshen up your routine and give your hair some special care. It’s all in how you take care of it. Whether you’re giving it a trim, clarifying it with natural ingredients, eating healthy, or focusing on taking care of your scalp, you can use any (or all) of these hair care tips from your friends at Madison Reed to tame your hair this spring:

  1. Time for a trim. Your hair survived the winter, and your ends are probably looking a little dry. Why not get it back into shape by trimming half an inch off the ends? This will give your hair a fresh new start by keeping it tangle-free. Plus, giving your hair a regular trim every few weeks will avoid split ends and promote long, strong hair for summer. 
  2. Keep a wide-tooth comb. With all the changes in the weather, you might be experiencing a good amount of wind. Keep your hair intact by keeping a wide-tooth comb in your bag. When you get a gust of air and have to go into a meeting, meet up with friends or pick up the kids, you can run a comb through it quickly to make sure it looks presentable. If your hair is straight, you can keep a fine-tooth comb on hand as well. 
  3. Clarify, clarify, clarify. Try a DIY apple cider vinegar rinse to reboot your hair and get rid of residue from other shampoos. Just mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water, and rinse your hair with it. You can also use a spray bottle and soak your hair for a more gentle version of the clarification. Then, shampoo and condition after the treatment and say hello to shiny, refreshed hair.
  4. Fight the frizz. Humidity, fog, and wind can make your hair frizz up. Naturally, this isn’t the best look for anyone. After you blowdry and style, use an anti-frizz or shine serum to keep your strands from fraying up again. Keep a travel-sized serum in your bag for frizz-free hair on the go! Another way to keep your hair frizz-free is to use a straightening serum while you blow dry and straighten your hair, so that it’s infused in your strands beforehand. 
  5. Tie it up. If you’re out of time and need a quick fix, try a neat ponytail (link to perfect ponytail piece) to keep your hair  from your face. You can protect your hair from all the environmental changes by keeping the look clean and put together. Try a few new styles to dress it up when you’re out and about!
  6. Get accessorized. Spring is a great time to experiment with hair pieces for a dressy look. Try a headband with a braid, a flower pinned to the side of your head, or an embellished clip to give it a nice touch. You can even get extra spring-ready by adding some color to your hair decorations. This is the best season to try something new.
  7. Keep it healthy. When you eat healthy, you keep your insides and your outsides beautiful. Eating a nutritious diet and staying away from oils (unless they’re fish oils) and fats can give your hair a naturally glossy sheen. Foods like salmon, almonds, spinach, egg, and berries give your hair the extra boost it needs. You can even try an all-natural hair mask or deep treat it with oil to keep it hydrated all day long.
  8. Pat, don’t rub. When we’re in a rush, we want to dry our hair as quickly as possible.  Resist the temptation of rubbing your hair with a towel when you come out of the shower, and pat it instead. This will prevent damage, breakage, and and frizz. A quick tip is to wash your hair the night before, so you have enough time for proper hair care. 
  9. Use natural ingredients. If you’re going to color your hair this spring, go for a natural hair color without ammonia, resorcinol, PPD, or parabens. Madison Reed hair color uses keratin, argan oil and ginseng root will keep your hair healthy and shiny all spring until summer (or longer, if you want). 
  10. Stimulate your scalp. Give your head a massage with olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil once a week to stimulate growth and keep your scalp healthy and moisturized. Healthy hair starts from the scalp, and one of the best ways to keep your hair in good shape is to give your hair a good base.

Get personalized recommendations by building your Hair Profile or calling the Color Crew, our team of certified colorists and professional stylists. They love listening to your hair history and tailoring suggestions to suit your hair and style. At Madison Reed, we love to help people look and feel their very best!