Now with our lives getting back to (almost) normal after the aftermath of the virus, it’s time to indulge ourselves into self-care. But ain’t nobody got time to go to the salon when we need to pamper oursleves always, right? And this leaves the health of your hair in your hands now. While it might seem 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 lousy hair care habits. Here are a few healthy hair care tips that you can follow at home.
The Top 5 Tips to Keeping Your Hair Healthy
1. Tip 1. Wash your hair regularly
Since you’re not exposed to 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.
The best one is TRESemmé Pro Protect Shampoo which is infused with the goodness of Moroccan Argan Oil that gently cleanses your hair and also helps in maintaining its natural shine. What’s best is that it is even beneficial for people with coloured hair because it helps in retaining hair colour and seals in moisture, along with lending a long-lasting vibrancy and shine to the hair.
Follow it up with the TRESemmé Pro Protect Conditioner that also contains Moroccan Argan Oil and leaves your hair feeling smooth, shiny and soft to touch. Apply a pea-sized amount of the conditioner from mid-lengths to the ends. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes so it can work its way to nourish and hydrate your hair and rinse with cold water.
2. Tip 2. Pamper your tresses with oil massages
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.
The Indulekha Bringha Oil helps reduce hair fall and grow new hair. It contains 11 herbs such as Bringharaj, Amla, Vatadha, Svetakutaja, etc. along with virgin coconut oil and is free from parabens, sulphates, silicones, added preservatives, synthetic dyes, and artificial perfumes.
3. Tip 3. Deep condition your tresses weekly
Pampering your strands with a hair mask will do wonders for their 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-length to tips, leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off. Use it once a week for healthy tresses.
The Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask nourishes and helps repair damaged hair while nourishing strands to help them withstand damage before it even happens. And the result? Your hair is left visibly smoother, more manageable, and stronger. It also deeply nourishes reconstructs from within giving healthier-looking hair.
4. Tip 4. Ditch bad hair care habits
Tight hairstyles, not brushing or roughly brushing your hair, sleeping on wet hair, etc., are some hair care habits that damages 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.
5. Tip 5. Don't skip heat protectant sprays
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.
The Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray helps shield your hair against the damaging effects of heat styling and adds shine. It contains Keratin and Marula oil that gives you 5 smoothing benefits in 1 – detangles knots, fights frizz, adds softness boosts shine and tames pesky flyaways. It leaves your hair silky smooth and full of natural movement.
FAQs about Hair Care Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy:
What do I do if my hair is oily on the scalp and dry in the ends?
This is a very common condition and often occurs in people with longer hair. Our scalp produces natural oils that get distributed all across when we comb or brush our hair. This excessive oil can cause a greasy scalp. But this oil doesn't reach the very end of your hair, which is why your ends feel dry and damaged. To ensure the balance, make sure that you use a mild clarifying shampoo while washing your hair and condition only from the mid-lengths to the ends.
How many times do I need to wash my hair in a week?
It all depends on your hair type. If you have normal to dry hair, you can wash it once to twice a week. But if your hair is greasy, especially the scalp, you might need to wash it at least twice to thrice a week.
Why should I use a hair conditioner?
Shampooing your hair does cleanse your hair, but it leaves your hair dry. When you apply a conditioner, it works on your hair by smoothing it, making it look shiny and manageable. So, a shampoo is needed to work on your hair and open your hair’s cuticles, but applying the conditioner seals in all the nutrients, adds shine, and makes them smooth, soft and manageable.