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6 Hairstyles That Won’t Damage Your Hair

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Have A Little Fun With Your Fall Hair

Fall provides endless opportunities for having fun, from drinking pumpkin spice lattes to exploring corn mazes and apple picking to switching up your ‘do with a fresh haircut or a darker hair color. But, like all good things, there’s a downside to fall: cooler temperatures which bring crisp, dry air. As a result, those shiny, bouncy locks turn limp and frizzy, and fill with static.

In “Fall Haircare: Preventing Breakage” we identified four main hair care tips to keep your hair strong, happy, and healthy:

  1. Hydrate and moisturize to fight frizz and nourish your locks.
  2. Get a trim to remove split or broken ends.
  3. Boost volume and prevent static by embracing salon products meant to revive flat, limp hair.
  4. Let your hair hang loose to prevent pulling at the roots, which can lead to scalp stress and breakage.

The easiest way to achieve healthy hair is to put in that extra effort to tailor your hair care routine to fit the season. (Trust us, your hair will thank you!) But protecting your hair can also be fun.

6 Hairstyles That Won’t Damage Your Hair

It’s easy for us to recommend you “let your hair hang loose” to minimize damage but who has the time (or the patience) to constantly be brushing hair from their eyes? Short hair won’t stay tucked behind your ears. Long hair gets caught and tangles. It’s a never ending battle to prevent breakage. While we’ve recommended pinning your hair back, here are some fun, flirty hairstyles for day or night that won’t hurt your hair:

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The Low Ponytail

The reason stylists recommend you forego a tight ponytail is because the tighter the ponytail, the greater the risk your hair tie will pull at your strands, putting unnecessary stress on your roots and scalp. A low, loose ponytail relieves that stress. Plus it looks good!

The Topknot

Have long hair? Pile it atop your head in a messy bun for this effortless style!

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Space Buns

Two is always better than one right? Split your hair into double buns or leave the lower half down, and only double bun the top half of your hair. Celebs like Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne, and Gwen Stefani have helped to popularize this style. (And who can forget the most famous space buns of all, Princess Leia!)

The Braided Bun

A beautiful blend of two popular hairstyles, the braided bun is perfect for work or a night out. Tie your hair into a mid-ponytail, braid the ends, then wrap it around your hair tie and pin into place. Or amp up your style by starting with a braid, then pinning the ends into a bun!

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The Half Braid

Feeling lazy? Just like the look? Go halfsies and only braid your hair from scalp to mid-shaft, then tie the rest into a ponytail.

French Braid

New to French braiding? While a standard braid consists of three equal-sized sections woven together from scalp to end, a French braid starts at the crown with three small sections of hair. As you weave them together, you gradually add more hair to each section as it crosses from the side into the center. It may require a little practice to get it right but the end result is definitely worth the effort!

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Just remember: leaving these hairstyles in overnight can still cause scalp stress and lead to breakage. When the sun goes down and the pajamas come on, take your hair down!

At LJ Hair Design we want your hair to always look its best. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!