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Lockdown has had many benefits. Time with your family maybe, things you have had on your list for a while finally done, and even working from home enabling you to have a better home and work life balance. However, there are some mishaps from lockdown, and one of them has to be your hair. Lockdown hair has been an issue for so many, but as things are starting to return to normal you may be wanting to make some changes and improvements to your hair. With that in mind, here are some of the ways to do it.
Apply a deep conditioning treatment
Winter means that you are exposing yourself to different temperatures constantly. That may mean a lot of dry heat in your home, and then colder wetter air when leaving your property. Your hair can dry out quite easily, which is why it’s worth applying a deep conditioning treatment once a week. You are still likely to use heated styling products, so this treatment can help restore any lost moisture. They are quick and easy to apply, and often only need leaving in your hair for a matter of minutes to work their magic. You can pick up many different types from the comfort of your high street and even the supermarket.
Keep washing your hair to a minimum
Washing your hair regularly actually does more damage than good. Your hair loses valuable moisture in every wash, which seems to be an opposite of what it should do. However, excessive washing in the winter can make your hair appear dryer. A recommended amount of time would be two-three times a week. If you notice your hair looking a little dull or greasy, then you could consider applying a dry shampoo to give it a little bit of life.
Invest in a humidifier
A humidifier may scare you because humidity can cause frizzy and unmanageable hair. But during the winter your hair is amongst a dryer heat. This is when a little moisture in the air can stop your hair appearing dry and flat. Looking at whole home humidifiers can help to improve the environment within your home, and also help to improve your hair condition and how it looks.
Refrain from using heat too much to style your hair
Finally, try and refrain from using too many heated styling products during the winter. If you need to use a flat iron or curling tongue, then it is important to apply a heat protection spray or serum to your hair beforehand. As your hair is prone to drying out more quickly during the winter, the damage a heated styling product can do intensifies. There Isn’t the natural moisture to protect your hair.
Finally, you may want to change your shampoo and conditioner. The colder months can often mean that your hair has dried out or might need some extra help. You could switch to something more moisturising. Another great tip is to add an oil like argan oil to your hair care routine. This is a quick and easy fix for invigorating your hair, especially when it appears lifeless and dry. Let’s hope these tips encourage you to protect your hair this winter.