Hello, lovelies! It's still just 14 April (end of the 21-day lockdown) and we are still self-isolating. Don't get down just keep going. While it has been challenging and tricky
, most of us have endured and made it through this tough phase with hacks. We know most of you have also not made it to the salon to get your routine root touch-ups, trims, and hair spas. But like they say , when life gives you lemons you make lemonade, and when life gives you quarantine, you summon the hair care-routine at home.
We promise you that with these hair hacks and hair care tips you will have a healthy mane when you walk out of this lockdown!
Skip The Styling
Yes, please! Please give your hair a break from all the heat from styling tools and pole-clogging styling products. Styling tools are one of the major causes of split ends and no amount of heat protectants will help that. They take away all the moisture from your hair, leave them feeling dry, and cause your cuticles to open up allowing moisture (read frizz) to seep in. While it's hard to give up on styling during regular days doing so during the lockdown will reduce the hair frizz. The spa that you are craving right now will not even seem required anymore.
The Art Of Hair Colour
Are your roots showing? If you haven't tried at-home hair colour before, now is not the time to experiement. Firstly, you do not have the professional skills and expertise required to master the art of hair colouring. Secondly, box dyes have less conditioning properties than professional hair colour. The chemicals of these dyes can damage your hair greatly. This is why we suggest befriending the headbands and beanies to hide the roots. However, if you have a video call or an emergency where you simply can't let your roots show use your eyeshadow palette to cover up the stubborn greys. Take a small makeup brush preferably the eye shadow brush which is compact but has bristles. Dip into your eyeshadow palette and lightly tap on your greys avoiding contact with the scalp. Blend it with your fingers.
Hair Care For The Split Ends
Care For The Split Ends
Only regular trims can fix the mane with split ends so we can understand your frustration. Your two monthly appointment was scheduled around this time and now you don't know what to do. A little at-home trim with some help from fellow YouTubers and global hairstylists can be one option. Follow it up with no-heat styling tips to reduce the recurrence of split ends. If you are one of those who would leave it to the professionals to do their hair cut magic that's also okay. But in the meantime, you can take care of your damaged ends by keeping avoiding styling and with leave-in conditioners. After all, split ends occur when your hair is severely dry causing them to split so you want to add in ample moisture and maintain a healthy hair care regime.
To Shampoo Or Not To Shampoo?
With the salons on a lockdown, most of us are finding it hard to lay our hands on professionally recommended products. While a quick trip to the supply store is tempting, don't give in. Instead, give your hair a break from the regular washing. A lot of professionals do not recommend washing your hair frequently since it can interfere with the natural oils your scalp secretes. That greasy hair you feel is nothing but the natural oils. These natural oils moisturize the scalp and naturally condition or soften your hair. All of which leads to a healthy mane. Another benefit of cutting back on the shampoo is that it will protect your coloured hair from washing out too. So, while you're in a lockdown make this one count and stick to washing the hair once or twice a week.
Weekly Deep Conditioning
Haircare rule number 1? Conditioning, conditioning, and conditioning. Deep conditioning adds back the moisture to the hair, nourishes the health of the hair and it also undoes the damage from heat, chemicals, and everything else too. If you have a deep conditioner or hair mask products at home, indulge in a little hair spa at home once a week. If not, you can make your own DIY deep conditioner with avocados, eggs, and honey. Even coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba oil will do wonders for your dry mane and cut back on the frizz.