Autumn is a-coming and we want our hair in top nick before the return of jumpers, blanket scarves and woolly hats. There’s just something about thick and gorgeously shiny hair in the colder months – don’tcha think? If you’re anything like us and the summer has been savage to your hair, leaving it dry, damaged and a little lacklustre – don’t fret! We’ve got five simple steps that you can take to get your hair ready for the new season. Buh-bye beachy waves... hello luscious locks!

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1. Cut your losses

First thing’s first… treat yourself to a trim. Now we’re not saying you need to fork out a bundle at the salon for a style overhaul – just get rid of those dead ends and give your hair its life back. You’d be surprised how much of a difference you can make by taking off a couple of inches. Your hair will look thicker from root to tip, giving the appearance of way more body and it’ll also feel and be healthier. From giving shine to adding strength, trimming your hair is a great way to refresh for autumn.

2. Treat your tresses

Chances are that after a summer of UV exposure, over-washing and a sprinkle of salt and chlorine thrown in, your hair is lookin’ a little dry. Saturate each and every strand with the Aussie Deep Treatment 3 Minute Miracle Moisture and leave it to work its magic. It’s packed full of macadamia nut oil – the best drink for thirsty hair – and will leave your locks looking lush in no time.

Aussie Aussie Deep Treatment 3 Minute Miracle Moist 250ml £2.47 Buy Now

3. Lay on the leave-in

A bit of an extension from tip two… leave-in products are perfect for making sure your mane looks hydrated and healthy between washes. Beat dry, frizzy hair with the Toni & Guy Leave-in Conditioner. Simply comb through your lengths and ends for a hit of much-needed hydration.

Toni & Guy Toni & Guy Leave In Conditioner 100ml £5.16 Buy Now

4. Work from the inside out

More often than not, the stuff we put into our bodies really affects our outer appearance – for better and for worse! So taking some vitamins that promote hair health is a foolproof way of giving your crowning glory back its… glory! Vitabiotics Perfectil Plus Hair Tablets are packed full of micronutrients that help restore the building blocks of hair from the inside out. You’ll be looking like a queen in no time.

Vitabiotics Vitabiotics Perfectil Plus Hair Tablets 60s £18.89 Buy Now

5. Wash less

Don’t get us wrong, we love the heat. But all that humidity and sweatiness (lovely!) means that we wash our hair a hell of a lot more in the summer months. Now it’s cooling down, let your locks go longer between washes and use a really nourishing shampoo and conditioner combo like the OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen range.

OGX OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo 385ml £6.99 Buy Now
OGX OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner 385ml £6.99 Buy Now