Lockdowns have been happening all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although these days are certainly stressful, there’s no better time to start taking care of your hair than now.
Here are 5 ways to take care of your hair during this lockdown!
Trim your hair
If you’ve always wanted to trim your hair to get rid of breakages but don’t want to don a shorter hairstyle to work or school, now’s the perfect time to start afresh.
Take note, you don’t have to get a really drastic cut. In fact, experts suggest staying away from scissors if you want to do something drastic since making a mistake means staying with that mistake until salons open up again.
Trim only a half-inch to a couple of inches from your hair. This should be enough to cover most beginning breakages, especially split ends. Ideally, you should be getting a trim anywhere from every few weeks to every few months anyway.
Washing your hair every day is not recommended as it can really dry your hair out. That said, it’s very understandable if you can’t skip washes when you go to school or work. Now that there most schools have shut down and officers are adopting a work-from-home setup though, you’ve got no reason to keep washing your hair daily.
Only wash your hair twice or thrice a week, and don’t forget to get deep conditioning treatments at least once a week. This will help prevent breakages, dryness, and dullness.
Stop using heat-styling tools
Similarly, not having to leave the house to go to school or work means that you can finally stop using heat-styling tools. Definitely a perfect way to take care of your hair during this lockdown!
Although we all love them for how convenient and time-saving they are, heat-styling tools can actually do more harm than good over time. If you don’t know how to use them properly, they could potentially do irreparable damages to your strands.
Give your crowning glory a break right now and put down the heat-styling tools. And remember, if you’re going to use them, make sure you pick something that is kind to your tresses, like the ZALA 4-in-1 Cosmo Curling Wand.
Use natural oils
Natural oils are an amazing gift from nature if you want to get soft, smooth, and healthy hair. You can use different kinds of oils for different issues, like hair fall, dull hair, and brittle strands.
If you don’t have natural oils at home, you can also use essential oils. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts and they can be very helpful for a variety of hair issues too. Our favorites here at ZALA are argan oil and jojoba oil due to their multitude of benefits.
Here’s a tip: after putting the oil on your hair, wrap a hot towel around your head and leave it on for a few minutes. This will make the oil get absorbed better, which leads to a more beautiful result.
Try new hair care treatments
You’ve got time, so why not indulge yourself in new hair care treatments that you’ve never tried before? Believe it or not, there are many treatments that you can do yourself using items found in the fridge or in the pantry.
You can do DIY hair masks, DIY hair conditioners, and other DIY hair treatments. Again, you’ve got time, so experiment all you want!
What are you doing to cope during this lockdown? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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