Here Are Some Lazy Quarantine Habits That Are Ruining Your Hair

Written by Sanya HamdaniNov 30, 2023
Here are some lazy quarantine habits that are ruining your hair

Being stuck at home for months may have been one of the most annoying things ever, but it also gave us the freedom to be comfortable with overgrown brows and overdue haircuts. While these were acceptable a few months back, it's time you break these habits and start taking your beauty routine seriously.

If you are noticing more hair fall or frizzy hair, this could be because you are continuing those lazy habits you formed during the quarantine. Here are a few habits you need to break right away to keep your hair healthy and happy.


Touching your hair too often

Tying wet hair

You know how touching your face is a big no-no, well the rule applies to your hair too. With not much to do, it is natural to start playing with your hair while watching Netflix. However, this makes your hair dirty and greasy. Your fingers touch all sorts of things, laptop, food, your pet and more. The dirt from these objects gets transferred onto your hair and makes it look oily — so stop doing that right away!


Not washing hair frequently

Tying wet hair

While we are against washing hair every day, you need to shampoo it at least thrice a week. And let’s admit it, during quarantine no one kept track of how frequently they washed their hair. Now that you have started stepping out more often, get into the habit of washing your hair frequently to get rid of all the dirt and product build-up from your hair and scalp.


Tying hair tightly

Tying wet hair

Tying your hair into a tight ponytail or braid while working out is acceptable; however, don’t keep it that way all day long. This will put too much pressure at the roots and pull them, causing breakage and hair fall. Embrace loose hairstyles or let your hair down and allow your scalp to breathe.


Not applying oils and serums

Tying wet hair

Beauty routines went out of the window during quarantine, this led to several skin and hair issues. If you haven’t already, it's time to resume your pre-quarantine hair care habits like applying oil to the roots before shampooing and serums to protect your tresses after washing it.


Tying wet hair

Tying wet hair

A lot of women didn’t care about drying their hair completely before tying it during the quarantine. This habit can be quite damaging for your tresses and may also invite scalp infections. Keep that hair tie away until your hair has dried off completely before you braid or throw it up into a bun.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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