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That chill in the air is a sign – the Ber months are definitely in full swing. Thanks to the shift in temperature and humidity, your hair is probably going through all sorts of changes, too. Updating your haircare routine is essential to keeping it healthy until the weather returns to its usual sweltering state.

Why Update Your Haircare Routine?

In tropical countries that experience monsoons, the weather changes during the Ber months (September, October, November, and December). This period is colder than usual. The air is also a bit dryer, and rains are expected, usually until around the end of November. All these shifts can . You can’t avoid any of it, but you can adapt by switching things up in the hair care department.

Don't let your hair soak in rainwater.

If you get caught in a Ber-month downpour, wash your hair immediately when you get home. Rainwater is unfiltered and may carry harmful bacteria, pollutants, and chemicals that can affect your scalp. The moist environment also encourages the growth of yeast and bacteria, which can lead to dandruff.

Switch up your hair products.

Your haircare routine isn’t cast in stone. Be open to rotating your products to suit your hair’s changing needs. If it feels like it’s on the dry side, use a deep conditioner after you shampoo. If it’s grimy and limp, go for a refreshing cleanser like TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo. This product has ginger and , which remove daily impurities and buildup while replenishing lost nutrients. It also helps get rid of excess sebum on your scalp.

Skip the cold weather grub.

directly affects your hair quality. Hence, a balanced diet can help give you healthy, strong, and glossy tresses all year. This cooler, gloomier season can have you craving deep-fried and greasy grub. Steer clear of these if you don’t want to make your hair and scalp issues worse. Include lots of protein and other food rich in vitamins in your regular diet and watch your hair shine. Meanwhile, to , try berries, nuts, spinach, and sweet potatoes.

Smooth out frizz.

, even expected, during these Ber months. Cold air holds less moisture than warm air, which makes your scalp and hair dry and frizzy. When you wash your hair, use instead of hot to avoid further dryness. You could also steer clear of hairsprays and mists that contain alcohol, which draws moisture from your locks.

Changing haircare tools can help, too. Switch to a , which absorbs more water and is gentler on your locks. Do not squeeze or rub your hair when drying it. You could also try sleeping on smoother fabrics such as , which reduce friction and frizz.

If your hair starts acting like it has a life of its own, use moisturizing hair products and lock in hydration with hair oil or .

Strengthen your hair.

Apart from unruliness, your hair is also prone to and thinning during this time. A dry scalp can result in itching, flakes, and weak and brittle hair. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends to wash your hair and a leave-in conditioner or detangler to reduce the risk of breakage. Skip the hot oil treatments and anything that requires heating the hair. Finally, handle your locks gently. Use a on wet hair and avoid wearing that can damage it. If you notice unusual hair fall, visit your dermatologist.

It’s essential to give your tresses extra care to prevent them from snapping or falling out. During the Ber months, use a conditioner that repairs and conditions hair, such as Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Treatment Crème. It smooths out frizz with relaxers, repairs damage with keratin serum, and restores extremely dry hair with keratin essence.

Take care of your hair during the Ber months — and have great locks in the holiday parties to come!