With the lockdown comes the temporary closure of our beloved hair salons and the loss of those incredible stylists who keep us looking fab and beautiful every day! To help you keep your hair healthy until you can get back in your stylist's chair, we've given some tips on shampooing, brushing, and everything else that will make you everyday hair care more manageable.
#1 Keep Your Hair Clean
When it comes to washing your hair, less is more! Too much washing strips your hair of its natural oils, and it's these oils and proteins that keep your hair healthy. Try and limit your hair washing to three times a week.
#2 Keep Your Hair In Good Condition
A good conditioner is a must, but it's a godsend for those with thick, unruly tresses. Make sure you deep condition using a conditioner that adds moisture and protein back into the hair.
Conditioner only needs to be applied to the mid-lengths and ends only. Do not put conditioner on your roots, as it will weigh down your hair and cause it to get greasy faster.
#3 Don't Burn Your Hair
Whether you are spending time in the sun or using your heated tools, make sure you give your hair as much protection as possible. Always use a heat protection spray before styling at home; that way, you're shielded both inside and out.
#4 Do It Like a Pro
When blowdrying your hair, tip your head upside down and shake your hair around while you blowdry. Once it's about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and dry in sections to create a smooth finish. Use a rounded brush and a nozzle on your dryer, and point downwards as you dry to help seal the cuticle.
#5 Don't Forget the Tools of the Trade
Tools for great-looking hair include a round brush for blowdrying, a good bristle brush for general brushing and styling, and a comb for more intricate styling for use with hot tools like a straightener and to move pieces of hair around. Get the best tools that you can afford and make sure you keep them clean by washing them in a mixture of baking soda and warm water once a month.