Let’s admit it, we spend a lot of time, efforts and money on perfecting our skincare routine. But when it comes to hair, the only care it receives is shampoo and conditioning. Isn’t it wrong then to expect our tresses to look healthy, shiny and lustrous?
We know, on most days you don’t have time for an elaborate hair care routine, but you can use this lockdown period to try these low maintenance techniques to promote hair growth. Here are a few ways to ensure you walk out of lockdown with stronger and longer mane.
- Wash hair twice a week
- Massage your scalp
- Apply a hair mask once a week
- Avoid heat styling tools
- Be gentle
Wash hair twice a week
The thought of not washing your hair every day might make some of you cringe, especially those who have an active lifestyle or an oily scalp. But we’ve stressed the importance of not washing hair daily as it allows the natural oils to nourish your scalp and hair. Now that you don’t step out as much, you can finally reduce shampooing to twice a week and find out if this technique really works. Spoiler alert: it does.
Massage your scalp
Let your mom or partner give you a good old champi, it can be quite beneficial for your hair and scalp. If you live alone, massage your scalp while watching your favourite TV show or movie. Warm some coconut or olive oil in a bowl and apply on your scalp using your fingertips. It improves blood circulation, relaxes your mind and promotes better sleep; all this while nourishing your hair at the roots.
Apply a hair mask once a week
You never forget to exfoliate and apply a face mask, but how often do you do that for your hair? Your hair could use some deep nourishment once a week to look shiny, healthy and lustrous. Either apply hair oil and wrap your tresses in a damp towel or use a treatment mask for severely damaged hair. The TIGI Bed Head Urban Anti and Dotes Resurrection Treatment Mask is infused with glycerine to repair heat and chemically damaged hair.
Avoid heat styling tools
Using heat styling tools on a daily basis can severely damage your tresses. Give your hair a break from hot tools and let them repair on their own. Avoid using a hairdryer as well; let your mane air-dry to minimise damage.
Whether you’re brushing your hair, towel drying it or cleansing, always be gentle. Rubbing it against the towel or scrubbing your scalp rigorously will only cause damage and hair loss.