In times of the Coronavirus pandemic, the beauty salons and barbershops are among the businesses that were closed down. This is because having your hair and body tended to is a close-contact activity. It is important to limit close physical contact with one another so that the transmission of the virus will be lessened.
Now that you won’t be able to visit your favorite hairstylist, there is a high chance that your locks are now clamoring for a little tender loving care. This is especially true if you have color-treated hair. Dyed hair is pretty high-maintenance especially if you want to make sure that it stays bright and shiny.
Don’t be upset if you have no access to a salon for roots touch up because there are still ways to maintain your colored hair at home.
Read on to find out how to give the TLC your hair deserves.
1. Avoid sun exposure
It is important to get some vitamin D by hanging out under the sun in the morning. However, make sure that your hair is protected with a hat or headwrap.
Aside from the risk of drying out and damaging your hair, extended sun exposure can make your hair dull and listless. Everyone knows that heat styling can damage hair, especially if it had been dyed.
2. Say no to heat styling
Yes, blow drying may be a normal part of your routine before the lockdown. However, now that your outside activities are limited, you can do away with it. It is better to towel dry or air dry your hair especially now that you cannot go to a salon to have your maintenance treatments done.
However, if you must blow dry your hair, protect it with a heat protection spray.
3. Choose a shampoo that will not strip your hair.
Now that we are experiencing a heatwave, skipping washes is out of the question. However, shampooing your hair often can cause color-fading. You don’t have to forego shampooing. Instead, use one that can help repair damage. Choose one that is formulated with keratin actives that helps prevent roughness and dryness. Shampoo infused with protein nutrients can help maintain colored hair and make them resilient against damages caused by too many products.
4. Use a conditioner that helps fight damage
Conditioners that deliver heavy-duty care can do wonders for your hair. If you noticed that your locks are getting dry and looking damaged. Use conditioners with serum capsules that contain coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil, sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E to help nourish your damaged hair. If you use special conditioners for chemically treated hair, your hair will come back to its bright and shiny glory in no time.
5. Reach out to your hairstylist
Ask your hairstylist for some advice if you are bothered by your faded hairdo or it is showing roots. Chances are, your hairstylist creates a custom color for you, so knowing what brand or color she uses on you will be helpful if you want to retain your usual color. If you are a bit hesitant about dying your hair yourself, your stylist may still give you advice on how to disguise your roots, make your hair look bright and vibrant, and how to care for your color-treated hair.
Just because you have to stay at home for extended periods doesn’t mean that you have to neglect your appearances. You just have to stick to the most important and basic hair care routines. Also, be resourceful on how to take care of your hair. That way, you will surely regain or maintain the luscious locks you are aiming for.