The MONPURE Autumn Haircare Guide
As the seasons shift from summer to autumn, our hair faces a new set of challenges. Gone are the days of UV damage and sea water, only to be replaced by dryness, brittleness, frizz, and scalp irritation. The changing weather, central heating, cold winds, and increased use of styling tools all contribute to these issues.
Discover the MONPURE guide to autumn hair care that will foster good hair days throughout autumn and our expert tips and tricks that prepare you for a smooth seasonal transition.
Fight Moisture Loss
As temperatures drop, the air becomes less humid, leading to dry and dehydrated hair. Combining this with indoor heating can result in brittle, dull, and frizzy strands.
Opt for a shampoo and conditioner infused with hydrating ingredients free from harsh sulphates, silicones and parabens to replenish lost moisture while leaving the hair soft, silky and manageable. MONPURE’s Strengthening Essence-Conditioner features moisturising argan oil that nourishes, strengthens and smooths the hair, while restoring silkiness and shine. Hydrating Pro Vitamin B5 targets hair dryness and split ends, improves sheen and strengthens hair from the root.
Smooth The Cuticle
The central layer of the hair structure, called the cortex, is responsible for most of the hair’s strength. The outer layer, called the cuticle, is composed of overlapping cells that protect the inner layers of the shaft. Autumn’s harsh elements can often wreak havoc on the cuticle, causing the overlapping cells to become raised or damaged, making your hair more vulnerable to breakage or split ends.
A damaged cuticle also increases hair porosity, decreases shine and worsens dryness. During autumn, it's time to begin repairing the vulnerable cuticle and improve the structural integrity of the hair strands.
feature a powerful ingredient called vegan keratin that works to smooth down the overlapping cells of the vulnerable cuticle. Keratin is the protein naturally found in the hair, forming the building-blocks of its structure. It rebuilds fragile follicles caused from a compromised cuticle, boosts elasticity, shine and improves hair health with every use.
Get Ahead of Shed
Research indicates that there is a slight uptick in telogen (resting) hair phases during the summer months, particularly in July and early August. This phase, marked by the release of affected hairs from follicles approximately 90-100 days later, coincides with mid-October to November, commonly referred to as "autumn hair shedding" or "autumn shed."
During the summer, we tend to retain more hair as a protective measure against sun exposure. However, as we transition into autumn, these retained hairs move into the telogen phase, resulting in a temporary increase in shedding compared to your usual baseline.
To address this seasonal shift in hair shedding and promote year-round healthy hair growth, consider MONPURE's Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum. This innovative product is designed to minimise shedding, stimulate hair follicles, and create an optimal environment for healthy hair growth.
The autumn elements, central heating, cold winds and the increased use of styling tools such as blow drying and straightening can leave your hair damaged and brittle. Damaged hair breaks easily and can make it extremely difficult (if not impossible) to reach your hair growth goals.
The overall texture of hair damaged from hot styling tools can change from soft and naturally curly to stiff, straight and brittle with frizzy ends. The ends are usually the most damaged area and can feel like straw in texture.
To restore strength and elasticity to damaged hair, it is essential to incorporate products and ingredients that provide respite from heat damage and the dryness that accompanies it. MONPURE’s pioneering ingredient, vegan silk peptides, are revolutionary in their ability to protect and repair damaged hair.
Vegan silk peptides repair thermal damage by 72%. The application of vegan silk peptides yields scientifically-proven results, and fosters a stronger, healthier and more resilient scalp and hair environment. They improve the hair’s smoothness and shine, leaving it silky to the touch.
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MONPURE’s Ultralight Healthy Hair Oil also repairs dry hair from heat damage and replenishes moisture to brittle strands with its lightweight and fast-absorbing formula. It contains innovative vegan keratin that seals down the cuticle and protects fragile hair from heat damage by rebuilding the strand’s structural integrity.
Soothe The Scalp
A dry, flaky, itchy and irritated scalp can become increasingly prevalent during the colder months. Dry scalp is often marked by small white flakes, and may be accompanied by itch and tightness. Dandruff is also more prevalent in the colder months. This may be as a result of both the cold, dry air as well as our tendency to wash our scalps less often as temperatures drop - which ultimately allows for fertile ground for an overgrowth of the yeast Malassezia.
Although Malassezia naturally occurs on the scalp in a healthy and balanced scalp microbiome, the overproduction of sebum gives this type of yeast the ‘perfect environment’ to flourish and grow, causing a disruption in the scalp’s intricate microbiome.
Impaired scalp health in the form of dry scalp, irritation or dandruff can lead to hair looking lifeless, dull, frizzy and prone to breakage. In severe cases, scalp irritations can even lead to hair loss, as the scalp is the incubator for healthy hair growth. It is vital to soothe the scalp and fight the flakes with hydrating, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory solutions.
MONPURE’s Clarifying Scalp Scrub effectively removes unwanted flakes, buildup, and excess oils while supporting scalp health during the colder seasons. Biodegradable jojoba beads, argan oil, shea butter, and stearic acid work in harmony to heal and rebalance the scalp, regulate moisture, and relieve discomfort.
MONPURE’s Hydrate and Soothe Scalp Serum is the perfect natural antidote for dry, itchy and inflamed scalps during autumn. This serum features anti-inflammatory witch hazel water, aloe vera, and exfoliating salicylic acid. It acts as an ideal spot treatment to quell and combat irritation while delivering abundant moisture to the scalp, allowing it to self-repair.
Fight The Frizz
The ever-changing weather conditions of autumn can lead to the dreaded frizz. If you’ve spent hours washing, styling or smoothing your hair and your first step out the door means waving goodbye to your hard work, it's time to start tackling frizz in the styling process and look to a lightweight styling oil that doesn’t leave your locks heavy or weighed-down.
MONPURE’s fast-absorbing Ultralight Healthy Hair Oil is the world’s first lightweight hair oil to nourish hair, enhance shine and minimise frizz, without weighing hair down. Use the Ultralight Healthy Hair Oil as a styler to eliminate frizz and smooth flyaways. It gives your hairstyle the perfect shine and smoothness without leaving it greasy or heavy.
Formulated with a range of nourishing essential oils, it delivers moisture, hydration, protection, and visible smoothness and shine, regardless of the weather conditions outside.
As autumn approaches, it's essential to adapt your hair care routine to address the unique challenges of the season. MONPURE's scientifically-grounded products and expert recommendations ensure that your hair remains healthy, beautiful, and resilient as the leaves begin to fall.