Sitting here looking out the window (which is the only thing I can do for quite some time) I'm watching my leaves turn red and begin to fall. After several deep sighs, I realize that summer is over and fall has definitely arrived. Now don't get me wrong, fall is one of my favorite seasons, it's just that I thought I would be active again by now...you know, raking leaves, picking pumpkins and apples, baking pies...yep, I do love fall!
Another thing I love about fall is that the temperatures start to drop. For all of us who wear hair, it's a great time of the year and a not-so-great time of the year. For our attachments, the news is fabulous! I find that in the fall, my attachments are much longer lasting and the adhesives don't break down nearly as quickly. I'm sure that makes a lot of sense to you. Hot water and hot weather both break down adhesives quickly. Cool water and cool weather help to keep the adhesives stable for a longer time. Usually, during the fall/winter, I can easily get a two week attachment from my combination method of Safegrip glue at the hairline and NS tape all the way around the perimeter and as my stabilizing center strips.
The not-so-good news about the fall/winter is that the lack of moisture in the air can dry out our hair more quickly. Make sure you take extra care in keeping your hair moist. Leave in conditioners are great and there are lots of products in the HD store to help you through the dry seasons. It's really important to remember to take great care of your hair because once it gets super dry, it's very hard to get your shine back. So, slather it on, spray it on, goop it up and keep that shiny hair smiling!
Below is a link to my recommended leave-in conditioner - give it a try and let me know how you like it!
If you don't mind, I'm just going to sit here a while longer and enjoy these leaves. After all, there are probably more ways to enjoy the season that I have yet to explore from my chair!
Gosh it's a beautiful day!
Babe With a Mane