Dreaming of a new season hair update? Discover our ten major to-dos to get your strands ready for spring.
#1. Update Your Cut
A new season calls for a fresh haircut, whether you take a couple inches off the ends or completely rethink your ‘do. For a maj change, start a Pinterest board with inspiration images and, if you don't yet have a go-to stylist, splurge on a pro at a reputable salon.
#2. Switch Out Your Hair Hero Kit
The weather and your lifestyle tend to change from season to season so updating products is a must. Make a list of your essentials (a.k.a. your ‘hero kit’ as Rachel calls it in her new book, Living in Style) and consider swapping everything from shampoo and conditioner to styling products for new-season buys.
#3. Reconsider Your Color
Whether you always go a bit lighter in the summer or just fancy a fresh hue, a new season is a great time to switch up your color. Before you pick a shade consider whether your skin tone or makeup colors will likely change too and choose accordingly.
#4. Give Yourself A Moisture Makeover
At winter’s end, your hair is bound to be thirsty for moisture. Start using a hair masque or treatment suited to your unique texture on a weekly basis for a pre-spring update that'll have your hair looking renewed in no time.
#5. Enhance Your Diet
From your daily water and protein intake to your stress level, your diet and lifestyle can really affect the healthiness of your hair. Now is a great time to make a resolution for improvement, whether that means eating more omega-3 fatty acids (think: salmon and avocado) or getting eight hours of sleep a night.
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#6. Wash The Winter Away
Heavy styling products, dry shampoos and even minerals from hard water can leave hair with unecessary build-up at the end of a season. Start anew by incorporating a clarifying shampoo into your shower routine 2-4 times per month.
#7. Teach Yourself New Tricks
With all of the weddings, graduations and summer parties on the agenda, it can't hurt to have some fresh new styling ideas in your aresenal. Look to the runways for inspiration and test-run cool new takes on the classic chignon or topknot before the season begins.
#8. Ditch Gym Bag Standbys
Instead of using the one-size-fits-all products found in your gym locker room, build your own perfect post-workout kit for the spring season, filled with travel-size versions of your favorite products. Need a better workout hairstyle too? We've got you covered.
#9. Invest In Cool Accessories
In lieu of maj outerwear and heavy layers, add style to your look this spring with fashion's new obsession: the luxe hair accessory. Pin back a deep side part with a cool barrette or add a princess-worthy headband to a sleek low ponytail.
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#10. Try A Few New Tools
What better way to revive and rework your hairstyle for the spring season than with a few new tools? From shine-enhancing showerweads and brush residue cleaners to futuristic styling tools, having gorgeous hair has truly never been easier.