Spring is the Perfect Time to Revitalise the Hair

The new season is the perfect time to give your hair a health boost. We’re over the harsh winter months, which are tough on the hair. The cold air can dry it, and the scalp too, so now’s a great time to ditch the winter damage and get your hair ready for the warmer months, which also come with their own hair care challenges. So, get prepared and spring into action with your hair care routine! 

We’ve asked Neil Moodie, top editorial stylist and founder of the Neil Moodie Studio, to put together some spring hair care tips – a season that provides the opportunity to revitalise the hair after the harshness of winter, and before the challenges of summer.  

Trim to win. This is really key, but something a surprising amount of people forget about. One of the best things you can do is book yourself in for a quick trim, to get rid of the split ends and damaged hair caused by the winter. 

Remember, split ends cannot be repaired, only disguised by products, and the longer you leave them the more split your hair will become, meaning more will need to be cut off in order to return your hair back to full health. 

Soothe and revitalise your hair. Adding a deep conditioning treatment will help get your hair in the best shape for summer and help it recover from the previous season. A great way to do this is via a steam treatment to hydrate the hair and scalp, replenishing moisture that may have been lost due to the dry winter air. The steam also promotes blood circulation to the scalp, which can contribute to healthier hair growth and scalp health. By opening the hair follicles and pores on the scalp, the steam helps to remove impurities and buildup from styling products used during winter. Apart from this, it’s also a really enjoyable relaxing experience!

De-frizz for de-licious locks. The increase in humidity and the added moisture that comes with spring can cause your hair to frizz. To combat this a keratin treatment will help smooth the hair by adding deep moisture. It can also help reduce split ends by temporarily bonding them back together.

Coating the hair and creating a protective layer, keratin treatments make hair easier to style and manage, saving time and effort in spring styling routines. They also offer relatively long-lasting frizz control, making them ideal for the transitional weather conditions of spring.

The treatment helps to restore the protein lost in the hair, contributing to healthier, more nourished strands.

Make the most of a Blow Dry. Aside from the added humidity, spring is a pretty good time for hair. Gone are the harsh challenges of winter, with its cold bite, wind and rain, and the really hot weather has not hit down yet. So why not jump on the opportunity to treat yourself to a blow dry? Aside from it being a treat, it will also last for a good few days, during which time you won’t be shampooing or using heat tools – so it’s a nice rest for your hair.  

Sunshine Rays. We’re not at the height of it yet, but we should (hopefully!) start experiencing a little more sunlight, and we’ll be starting to spend more time outside. It’s never too early to protect your hair from UV rays, particularly if you have colour on your hair. A great product to help is Pureology Colour Fanatic multi-tasking spray. It includes a patented Antifade Complex® infused into every formula to help protect colour vibrancy. Sunflower Seed, a UV Filter, and Vitamin E will help fight colour-depleting environmental effects while helping to ensure lasting shine.

Style it out. Give your hair a break with some easy spring styles, try some of these:

Textured Waves:

Start by using a texturizing spray or sea salt spray to add texture to your hair.

Divide your hair into sections and use a curling wand to create loose waves.

Gently tousle the waves with your fingers for a relaxed, beachy look.

Finish with a light hold hairspray to maintain the texture throughout the day.

Half-Up Messy Bun:

Gather the top half of your hair and create a loose, messy bun at the crown of your head.

Leave some face-framing strands for a soft, romantic look.

Pull out a few strands around the ears to create a relaxed, effortless vibe.

Secure the bun with bobby pins and adjust as desired for a carefree spring style.

Braided Headband:

Part your hair down the middle or to one side.

Take a small section of hair near your ear and create a loose braid.

Pull the braid across the top of your head like a headband and secure it with bobby pins.

Repeat on the other side if desired, and allow the rest of your hair to flow naturally for a bohemian touch.

Polished Low Ponytail:

Apply a smoothing serum to tame any frizz and create a sleek look.

Gather your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure it with a hair tie.

Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie to conceal it.

Finish with a shine-enhancing hair spray for a polished, sophisticated spring hairstyle.

Messy Side Braid:

Sweep your hair to one side and loosely braid it, leaving a few face-framing strands out.

Pull on the sections of the braid to create a fuller, lived-in look.

Secure the end with a hair tie and gently tug on the braid for a relaxed, undone feel.

For added texture, gently pull small strands of hair from the braid to soften the overall look.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.