While autumn is fun and colorful, it never bears good news for your curls.

But worry not–the market for curly hair care and styling products is growing fast. In 2021, it was valued at $9,716 million, and it's expected to reach $15,654.8 million by 2031. So, there are plenty of options for caring for your locks.

However, products alone won't do the trick. So, here are some much-needed care tips!

1. Always keep your locks hydrated

In autumn, the temperature drops, and the moisture content in the air also drops. This can make your curls unruly and frizzy. Use products that lock in moisture to beat this trouble and keep your locks glossy.

Get your hands on quality curly hair products, including sulphate-free shampoo and silicone-free conditioner. These products will lock the moisture in your hair shaft and prevent hair dryness and breakage.

Additionally, you must invest in deep conditioning masks. Apply them once a week for the timeframe mentioned on the packaging. This product prevents damage from dry and windy falls. If any strand is already damaged, deep conditioners can also repair it.  

2. Focus more on co-washing

Since autumns are pretty dry, toning down the frequent hair-wash routines is a good idea. Otherwise, they'll strip your hair of natural oils, making it more prone to breakage.

Rather, try co-washing between shampoos. It prevents shampoo's drying effect but keeps your curls bouncy and shiny and your scalp healthy.

If you're not familiar with this process, here are the steps:

  • Completely saturate your hair with plain water – no shampoo at all.
  • Massage conditioner alone on your scalp and hair.
  • Leave it on for around 5 minutes if there's no damage (more if it's damaged).
  • Wash your hair thoroughly to get the product out. Otherwise, product buildup may weigh down your hair.

3. Massage with natural oils

Women with curly hair hardly produce enough sebum from their scalps. Dry and cool weather also causes hair to lose its natural oils. Consider pampering your locks with natural oils such as coconut, argan, jojoba, and olive oil.

These hair oils are perfect for adding a protective layer to your mane, locking in moisture, and making it shiny.  

To make the most out of every massage session, section your hair and massage the oil to the scalp with your fingertips. This improves blood flow to your hair roots and promotes hair growth.

However, very little oil is applied to the ends and mid-lengths. It ensures your hair doesn't look too sticky, and the curls won't weigh down.

4. Dry your mane gently

After you wash your hair, dry it with care. Don't rub it hard with a regular towel. Those are pretty harsh on your curls and may damage the delicate locks.

Instead, wrap it in a microfiber towel or a soft T-shirt. Squeeze the excess water without pulling on the roots, then pat it dry to minimize frizz.

It's best to let your hair air dry. Avoid heating tools, as they raise the cuticles and cause frizz. However, use a blow dryer with a diffuser attachment in a hurry. Use room temperature or a low-heat setting to prevent drying.

Always apply a heat-protectant so that even the low-heat setting doesn't affect your hair.

5. Show love while detangling

Curly hair gets detangled even when you don't touch it. Whether you've kept it down for a while or just washed your hair, it gets knotty effortlessly.

While detangling can be annoying, be patient and don't let the combs pull on your strands. Otherwise, this can create frizz, weaken hair strands, and lead to breakage.

To gently treat your hair, use your fingers or a wide-toothed comb to detangle it. It's best to do this while you wash it when it's wet and layered with conditioner. 

This helps the comb or fingers glide through easily. Always detangle the ends and work your way up progressively.

6. Learn protective hairstyles

The weather is quite unpredictable during the fall. So, to protect your curls from the harsh weather, it's better to rock protective hairstyles whenever you go outdoors.

Some elegant options are buns, twists, and braids. These are also pretty fast, so you won't spend long hours on them.

7. Invest in silk products

Cotton is a harsh material for hair. Silk and satin are gentler on curls, don't ruin curl definition, and reduce friction.

So, switch to silk or satin for your pillowcase and bonnet. This way, your hair won't get affected even if you toss and turn in your sleep.

You must also switch to silk and satin for all accessories, including scrunchies, scarves, or hair bands. They not only prevent frizz but also give away a stylish look.


With these tips, you will breathe new life into your hair and maintain voluminous locks. So, embrace them immediately and enjoy a healthy mane throughout the cold seasons.

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