The swift passing of summer announces the cold breeze of the Harvest season. During this period, numerous changes prevail. Some of us browse through their wardrobes for sweaters and warm layers; some check their bathrooms for chapsticks, skin lotions and prepare their beds with the proper bedding. Keeping warm may also imply purchasing wooly, long socks or getting an easy-to-use thermos (e.g. Klean Kanteen Out of all these necessities that fall makes us think about, one of them is good and complete hair care.

Goodbye, sunny days!

The chlorinated pool water, the powerful sunrays and the absence of moisture slowly dehydrates your hair, leaving it lifeless, brittle and dry. One of the solutions for revitalizing it is visiting your barber so he’ll cut off all the split ends and coarse streaks.

Are you washing your hair too often?

Dermatologists and hair experts reinforce the idea that washing your hair more than two times a week can be very damaging for your hair and scalp. Shampoo ingredients strip the hair of its natural oils, making it too fine and prone to breakage. By less shampooing your hair, the natural moisture will be allowed to create a protection barrier for the scalp and hair. Problems such as dandruff, dermatitis, oily scalp, etc. are all real matters which need professional care and the attention of experts.

Tip: If your work involves manual labor, working in a mine, being around animals, etc. then you should consider covering your hair for protecting it against dirt, dust and other grimy particles. A skullcap, bandana, beanie or a hairnet can dramatically improve the final state of your hair by the end of the day.

Another important question is “Am I properly drying my hair after lathering it?” Clearly, it is best to pat dry the hair instead of rubbing the wet strands against a harsh towel. Especially with thinning hair, it is important to avoid rubbing it, as wet hair breaks a lot easier.

Many hair styling tools and various appliances available on the market are notorious for the excessive damage brought to both the hair and scalp. Minimize the time and pay more attention to the using frequency of these hot tools.

The receding hairline is a common problem, affecting most men who enter the age of 30. By age 50, about 50% of them are affected by baldness and about 75% are known to lose more hair by 80. Thinning hair can be masked easily by using matte styling pastes, gels and hairsprays which can shine quite brightly on the scalp. Similarly, by keeping a neat haircut, with more volume on the top and less towards the sides, you will be able to cover up missing patches.

A healthy, wholegrain diet has an enormous importance on the overall aspect of your hair, therefore remember to consume nourishing foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Since fall is widely acknowledged as Harvest season, you may choose from a vast array of vegetables, fruits, seeds and grains. Remember to always avoid processed and sugary foods, excess caffeine, and last but not least, STRESS! One of the most common culprits of hair loss in men is stress and anxiety. Surround yourself with friends and family and consider practicing a sport involving both the body and the spirit! (E.g. yoga, tai chi, Pilates, etc.)