Once again we are left with closed salons, meaning we can not take a trip to the salon to fix dull, dry hair, resorting to at-home treatments. Hopefully, we have all learnt from our mistakes in the first lockdown, no at-home hair dye fails and dodgy hair cuts this time. But you may still be searching for help and advice on how to keep your hair looking salon-worthy during lockdown 3. Naturally curly or afro hair can require more care in terms of maintenance, so it is important to find the right products for your hair texture. With more time at home, now is a great time to look into ways to make sure your hair always looks its best. Here are some products and techniques to help keep your hair fabulous, even if it is just for the zoom calls.
A co-wash is a hybrid of cleanser and conditioner, some curls can become dry when using regular shampoo so a co-wash can be a great alternative. It is gentle and moisturising enough for daily use and is the perfect solution for frizz-prone curls. It is especially good for medium/thick curl types and those with dry hair or scalp. It is also great if you love the 'wash day' curls because it allows you to wash more regularly. The Only Curls Cleansing Co-Wash, £8, uses the mildest, non-foaming cleansing ingredients, and amazing natural oils which together remove build-up and moisturise the hair.
Your scalp matters
During colder months we tend to turn up the heating, but this can remove a lot of moisture in the hair and dry it out, leaving you with a dry, flakey scalp. Using a leave-in conditioner as part of your winter hair care routine can help combat dryness effectively. Shea Moisture
Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair Leave-In Conditioner, £10.75, is a nourishing formula that absorbs quickly into the hair to prep for fuss-free styling and protects brittle tresses from damage.
Shea Moisture has the perfect product range and is one my favourite brand for my afro hair. Ideal for hair that is prone to breaking, snapping or splitting. Whether your hair is curly, wavy, coily or in kinky locks, and whether you are looking for long-lasting moisture or curl definition.
Boost your overall hair health
Just like we take care of our skin, 2021 is the year we start to look after our hair. Products like scalp scrubs, serums and deep cleansing products with powerful booster ingredients like hyaluronic acid. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum For Hair Density, £15.80 is a concentrated formula designed to support hair health, making it look thicker, denser, fuller and healthier. Apply a few drops or as needed once daily, ideally at bedtime. I will help clean dry scalp. Please note, this product is a leave-in treatment.
Embracing your natural texture
Lockdown saw a number of celebrities and people, in general, embrace their natural curls. Ditching heat and nourishing your natural texture is important, Olew Curl Defining Gel, £14.95 is here to help, it is a maca root extract infused, natural oil combination, with protein which acts to stimulate hair growth and boost curls, preventing moisture loss to drastically reduce damage and split ends.
It helps to detangle, nourish and add shine while improving your hair strength, with anti-breakage properties to protect your hair from the environment. Olew's Curl Defining Gel is a game-changer for Curlies everywhere!
So whilst you have more time on your hands it might be a good idea to look at new ways of taking care of yourself, such as looking after your hair. All forms of self-care are important, taking some time for yourself can really help mentally through these difficult times. Embrace your natural curls and get a salon-worthy look in lockdown.