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How to take care of your hair in autumn?

Sea salt, chlorine, sun exposure... by the end of summer, hair is often damaged and lacks lustre. This is not ideal for facing the first chills of autumn. How can one protect and repair their hair? Here are our tips for strengthening hair fibres as autumn makes its appearance.

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1 / Repairing hair damaged by the summer.

The sun, sea salt, and pool chlorine have put hair through a tough test over the summer. As a reminder, the centre of the hair (known as the cortex) provides strength to the hair fibres. It is protected by a flat layer of overlapping cells, called the cuticle. However, the summer elements mentioned earlier lift and damage this protective layer, making the hair more vulnerable to breakage and split ends. Damaged cuticles also reduce shine, increase porosity and dryness, and make the hair more likely to tangle.

To take care of your hair in autumn, start by repairing it.

  • Invest in plant-based oils.

    All vegetable oils help to restore the cohesion of the hair cuticle. However, argan vegetable oils, avocado and macadamia are the most effective due to their richness in fatty acids. You can apply them directly to dry ends or as a hair mask, as a pre-shampoo treatment, to be left on for 15 minutes or overnight.

  • Use nourishing shampoos that are sulfate-free.

    The primary benefit of a sulfate-free shampoo will be the rebalancing of your scalp. Such a treatment cleanses the hair without damaging it, which provides the opportunity to optimise sebum production. With frequent use, sulfate-free shampoo promotes hair regrowth and prevents the appearance of split ends.

    If you are seeking a natural product free from sulfates and any other potentially harsh ingredients for your hair fibres, you can utilise ournutritive shampoo. It repairs and nourishes the hair fibre deeply, smoothing and filling the hair cuticles. It is composed of 1% biolipid complex andcamellia oilwhich rebalance the lipid levels in the corneal layer. It also containsaloe verawhich hydrates and soothes the scalp. It is particularly recommended fordry and damaged hair, as well as forcurly and frizzy hair.

  • Never skip the conditioner.

    An "express" product with a much shorter application time before rinsing than a mask, the primary function of a conditioner is to detangle the hair to facilitate the upcoming styling process.It is a treatment that one cannot do without if one wishes to organise and tame their hair. In order not to damage your hair, opt for a conditioner enriched with natural and/or organic ingredients.You can refer to the naturality indexsometimes indicated on the treatment in question or to a biological certification.

  • Apply hair masks.

    This type of treatment is most commonly applied after shampooing and conditioning, directly onto the lengths, and provides a complementary set of actions. Indeed, the shampoo cleanses the hair by removing impurities while offering some benefits (hydration, nutrition...) that remain light and superficial. The conditioner is primarily there to facilitate detangling, although it can alsoenhance the benefits of the shampoo. However, these two products are not as active as a hair mask which penetrates the hair fibres more deeply.

    The hair mask can be used once to twice a week on normal hair. Dry and dehydrated hair can use it more frequently, even after each shampooing session.

    Ourrepairing hair maskis formulated with biomimetic ceramides (INCI: "Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein"),mango butter(INCI: "Mangifera Indica Seed Butter") andavocado oil(INCI: "Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil"), which help to restore the cohesion of the cuticle. The scales are filled, the cuticle is smoothed and the cortex is better protected.

  • Do not hesitate to trim your split ends!

    Regrettably, once you have split ends, the only remedy is to cut them off. And this should be done as soon as you notice them, otherwise they risk continuing to split further up the hair shaft.

2 / Combatting hair loss.

In summer, the sun's rays promote the secretion of hormones that activate hair growth. During the autumn season, this growth slows down. The hair follicles are at rest, which stimulates hair loss. To combat this, adopt treatments that provide your hair with the elements it needs to strengthen.

If you ever notice increased hair loss with the change of seasons,apply one to two pipettes of ourDensifying Scalp Treatment Peptides 2% + Ginger Extractto the entire dry scalp once a day, in the morning or evening.To see results, the treatment course should extend over 12 weeks and the application should be done by massaging the scalp until the treatment is fully absorbed. This treatment contains 2% pea peptides, elements rich in phytonutrients, particularly in isoflavones, whichstimulate, in the dermal papilla, specific molecules essential for reactivating hair growth. A clinical study involving these peptides has proven the increase in the anagen/telogen ratio (i.e., the proportion of active follicles compared to degenerating follicles). The hair's life cycle is extended and the hair is visibly denser after 3 months of treatment.

3 / Taking care of one's scalp.

The sun, heat, salt, chlorine... All these elements can also dry out the scalp to the point where dry dandruffappears in the autumn. This represents the most common type of dandruff. Thin, dry and whitish in colour, they fall like snow onto the shoulders.

Important to note: unlike oily dandruff which sticks to the scalp, dry dandruff does not adhere to the scalp. As a result, they become visible on clothing. This type of dandruff is rarely accompanied by itching.

If you are prone to this type of condition with the arrival of autumn, it is essential to take care of your scalp.

  • Use a suitable shampoo

    Anti-dandruff shampoos are composed ofantifungal agents to combat the proliferation of Malassezia-type fungi. They also contain anti-proliferative agents that limit the excessive multiplication of epidermal cells in the scalp and anti-inflammatory and soothing agents. Our anti-dandruff shampoo is suitable for both oily and dry dandruff. It is formulated with 1% of piroctone olamine , which has antifungal activity and limits sebum secretion. It also contains jujube extract which regulates desquamation and thus reduces dandruff formation. It also soothes itching and irritation. In addition to this, this treatment contains essential oils of Atlas cedar and clary sage , known for their anti-dandruff and sebum-regulating actions.

  • Proceed with the exfoliation of the scalp

    Scalp exfoliation is recommended for all scalp types. This practice not only helps to partially remove dry and oily dandruff, but also stimulates microcirculation and reoxygenates this area often suffocated under the hair. Scalp exfoliation is recommended at the same frequency as that of the face and body, that is once or twice a week, no more. Our scalp exfoliant is a pre-shampoo gel that gently removes dead cells for a healthy and balanced scalp. It is applied to the dry scalp, at the roots. It is then necessary to massage the scalp, leave the product on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse. The hair can then be washed with a regular shampoo preferably sulphate-free.

  • Apply targeted treatments

    Oursoothing scalp treatment is formulated with1% of bisabolol , an anti-inflammatory, andcotton extract to soften. It reduces scalp discomfort sensations (dryness and itching). It containssweet almond oil, known for its anti-inflammatory and rebalancing virtues, as well asvegetable glycerinwhich prevents dehydration. Apply one to two pipettes to the entiredry scalponce a day, in the morning or evening, and massage. This treatmentdoes not need to be rinsed out.

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