This pandemic seems never-ending. Maybe you’ve been in and out of several lockdowns over the past year or two and that makes it difficult to maintain your hair in good condition when you are unable to visit a salon regularly. So how do you maintain fresh and silky hair in during these distressed times?
It is common for people to over wash their hair thinking they need to wash it every single day. However, this isn’t always the case. How often you wash your hair depends on your hair and its style. Washing your hair everyday or more than once a day removes the natural oils in your scalp. This causes your body to think that there is not enough natural oils and lead to overproduction of these natural oils. This causes your hair to be greasier and oiler than normal.
Choosing the shampoo that suits your hair makes a big difference. Whether it’s for dry hair, oily or normal hair, it is important to always look at the ingredients and find a good shampoo that works for you. Noughty detox shampoo helps detox and nourish your hair and keep it looking good. Harmful ingredients such as ammonium lauryl sulphate and others should be avoided in shampoos as this can damage the hair. This is why it’s a good idea to check the ingredients before you buy your shampoo.
Trimming your hair occasionally to avoid split ends from forming. Split ends can form due to bad nutrition, heat damage, or immense hair procedures or treatment. Trimming your hair promotes hair growth and removes damaged hair. Frizzy hair should be trimmed more regularly than other types of hair to keep it under control.
Many don’t think about it, but stress also plays an important role in hair damage and loss. This is called telogen effluvium, when stress causes hair roots into their resting state as they get pushed back and this stops the growth of hair strands, promoting damage and hair loss instead. Changes to hormones levels such as high levels of stress hormones such as cortisol can affect and worsen this condition as well as poor nutrition.
Speaking of nutrition, it is important to have a healthy diet as well as maintain low stress levels. Omega-3 fatty acid foods (such as yoghurt, cereal) can help promote scalp health. Protein-rich foods such as fish, meat, eggs, and beans can help increase the level of keratin (a protein that makes up your skin, nail, and hair cells) which helps hair growth and strengthens your hair.
Of course, if you want to be creative, you can always try to cut and style your hair by looking up tutorials online and on YouTube. If you’re going to dye, straighten or style your hair, make sure to do it correctly and carefully to avoid damaging your hair. These are just a few tips and insights on how to look after your hair if you’re still under lockdown in this pandemic and unable to go to a salon, and it’s so much easier than you think.