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Hair products are just like anything else: too much of a good thing ain’t so good anymore! To keep the lustre and bounce of your hair consistent, it’s important to branch out from your favorite hair products to give your hair a break from the same old, same old. While there’s an obvious benefit to keeping your strands guessing, we’ve taken the guesswork out of it for you and provided tips for how often you should be switching up your products.

When the Season Changes

One of the best hair tips you’ll ever receive? Change up your beauty products along with the season. Summer hair care should be drastically different than winter hair care to address the different climates and elements. Since summer tends to oil up our scalps, consider using an less hydrating shampoo. For winter, on the other hand, opt for hair products with super rich ingredients, like Briogeo's Avocado+Quinoa Co-Wash, a cream-based cleanser that delivers maximum hydration and doesn’t strip the hair of its natural oils.

When Your Diet Changes

Eating healthy fats, like those you get from red meat and avocado, is a huge boon for your health and your hair, giving your locks that fullness and shine any woman is after. But when your diet changes and you're starting to cut out these fats, you may find your hair quickly becomes limp and lifeless. To make up for the fact you're not eating these good fats, consider using a restorative mask like Macadamia Deep Repair Masque once or twice a week. Your hair will thank you.

When Your Health or Hair Routine Changes

Factors that can cause the hair to become more brittle and thinner can be as simple as aging or over-processing the hair, as well as exposing them to more harsh changes like radiation or chemotherapy. This can be addressed with hair products that are packed with reparative proteins, like Ouidad Biotin Reparative Hair Serum, which works to restore the strength of your strands.

When Your Shampoo Just Needs a Change

So now you’re aware of what external factors may influence you to adjust your hair care regime, there’s still one thing to consider: your shampoo’s life expectancy. Using the same hair formula for a period of time causes particles to build up on your strands, leaving them heavy and limp. By switching up your shampoo, the new formula clarifies your strands and allows you to start fresh with clean locks!

As it turns out, avoiding that build up—and opting out from lifeless hair—might just be a shopping trip away. And who doesn’t love a good excuse to undergo a hair product makeover anyways?

Photos: Nevada31 / Shutterstock, Unsplash, Dragon Images / Shutterstock, Nagy Mariann / Shutterstock, Piotr Marcinski / Shutterstock

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