Do you catch yourself reminiscing about the days when you could walk into a salon for a relaxing hair spa whenever you wanted to? Same. But since visiting a salon is not an option amid the lockdown, most of us have resorted to whipping up DIY recipes to pamper our tresses.
While DIYs are fun (and cheap), following a few essential tips mentioned below will ensure that you reap maximum benefits and don’t end up with a DIY disaster.
- Not everything you read online works for your hair
- Watch out for the ingredients
- Always do a patch test
- Don’t go overboard
Not everything you read online works for your hair
Just like each skin type has different needs, the same is true for your hair as well. Do not follow every DIY advice you find online, without confirming its credibility first. Do your own research and speak to an expert before trying out anything new.
Watch out for the ingredients
Yes, there are certain DIY ingredients that work wonders, but they may not always work well for your hair. For example, honey is super moisturising for most people, but if you have thin hair, it could make your strands appear super flat and limp. Another ingredient to avoid at all costs is lemon. Lemon is highly acidic in nature and can disturb the natural pH balance of your hair and scalp making them super dry and brittle.
Always do a patch test
Always do a patch test before trying a new product or ingredient. This way you can ensure how your skin reacts to a particular product/ingredient and minimise the chances of any untoward hair disaster.
Don’t go overboard
Too much of anything can be harmful to you. That stands true when it comes to hair care as well. Over-masking your hair or oiling it too frequently can end up saturating the scalp making the products ineffective. Stick to pampering your tresses to a DIY mask only once a week for best results.