For many people, quarantine has made us
sacrifice maintenance routines such as getting
our hair and nails done on a consistent basis.
Some have adopted protective
hairstyles to preserve the integrity
of their hair while stuck indoors.
When done properly, protective
hairstyles can keep your hair polished
and healthy with minimal maintenance.
When NOT done properly, you risk hair breakage,
intense shedding, dryness — the list goes on.
So, how can you take care of your hair
while at home? Here are a few of our tips.
1. Give your hair
a good scrub.
At least once a month, you should go in with
a strong shampoo, perhaps a sulfate one, to
remove bulk product build-up on the scalp.
If you’re natural and worried about using a
stripping shampoo, you can opt for a great deep
conditioner to restore moisture after cleaning.
2. Take care of
To avoid alopecia and stress on the
hairline, it’s important to nurture and
care for your edges on a daily basis.
People have sworn by the powers of
castor oil, as well as tea tree oil (a natural
antiseptic), jojoba oil and rosemary oil.
If you’re using gels and edge controls
to keep your baby hair laid down, look
for products that are alcohol-free and
have nurturing ingredients.
Instead of a satin scarf at night,
allow your scalp to breathe by
using a a loose-fitting bonnet
or a satin pillowcase.
3. Wrap it up.
if your hair is fine or tightly-coiled, you can
minimize breakage and frizz simply by wrapping up
your hair whenever you have down time