With most states imposing a second lockdown to curb the spread of the virus, it will be a while before you can treat yourself to an in-salon service by a professional. That leaves the health of your hair in your hands now. While it might seem like a huge task, it doesn’t have to be too overwhelming.

At-home hair care is all about following a simple routine, focusing on the basics and being mindful about not damaging your mane with bad hair care habits. Here are a few hair care tips that you can follow at home.

 

01. Wash your hair regularly

5 at-home tips for healthy hair

Since you’re not exposed to out dust and pollution every single day, you’ll be tempted to skip washing your hair regularly. While washing your hair every single day can strip it of its natural oils, not washing it two to three times a week will cause a build-up of dead skin and natural oils on the scalp. This can clog the hair follicles and hamper hair growth. So wash your mane regularly with a gentle, sulphate-free formula to keep it clean and build-up free.

BB picks: Tresemme Pro Protect Sulphate Free Shampoo and Conditioner

 

02. Pamper your tresses to oil massages

5 at-home tips for healthy hair

There are a couple of ways you can massage your scalp at home. The popular way is to use hot oil, preferably one that is lightweight and won’t feel greasy. You can also give your scalp a dry massage to boost blood circulation in the area. An added tip is to bend forward and gently massage your scalp while your hair is air drying. This helps draw fresh blood to your head and nourishes the roots.

BB picks: Lever Ayush Ayurvedic Bhringaraj Hair Oil

 

03. Deep condition your tresses weekly

5 at-home tips for healthy hair

Pampering your strands to a hair mask will do wonders for its health. Pick a damage repairing hair mask that will focus on restoring your dry and damaged tresses and turn your dull mane into a luscious, thick mane. Apply the hair mask from mid-lengths to tips, leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off. Use it once a week for healthy tresses.

BB picks: Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask

 

04. Ditch bad hair care habits

5 at-home tips for healthy hair

Tight hairstyles, not brushing or roughly brushing your hair, sleeping on wet hair, etc., are some hair care habits that damage the health of your hair. These seemingly harmless habits can ruin the health of your mane and how. So make sure you’re ditching bad hair habits while self-isolating at home. Avoid tying your hair in tight hairstyles that put pressure on the scalp; brush your hair one to two times a day and air-dry your hair before going to bed.

 

05. Don’t skip heat protectant sprays

5 at-home tips for healthy hair

You might have significantly cut down on hairstyling during the lockdown, but that’s no excuse to not use your heat protectant spray every time you decide to use heat styling tools. Heat styling can cause severe damage to your mane, and using a heat protectant will help minimise damage and keep your locks healthy and shiny.

BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray