With salons and at-home hair appointments off the cards for the foreseeable, keeping our hair healthy at home is no mean feat. For now, gone are the days of popping for a quick blowdry on your lunch or scheduling in a last-minute trim. Right now, it’s all about DIY.
But without the trusty support of our hair colourist or go-to stylist, how do we keep our hair in tip-top condition without visiting the salon? We sat down with our Beauty Buyer Assistant, Honor, to talk all things hair and what you can do keep your mane healthy at home…
Ensure you’re using the right products for your hair type
Honor: “One of the best ways to take care of your hair at home is to ensure you’re using the right products for your hair type.
For fine hair, look for body-building ranges such as Philip Kinglsey‘s Body Building Shampoo and Conditioner duo and for thick curly hair, it’s all about moisture. Whatever your hair texture, cater to its specific needs.”
Treat your hair to leave-in treatments
Honor: “Now we all have more time on our hands at home, it’s the perfect time to treat your hair to a rich leave-in conditioning treatment. I swear by Philip Kinglsey’s Elasticzier, which is the ultimate in hair luxury.
At home, I’ve been putting a generous amount through my hair, focusing on the ends, and leaving it in for an hour or so while I walk the dog. By the time I get back and wash it out, it feels rejuvenated.”
Shop Philip Kinglsey’s Elasticzier here at BrandAlley:
Give hair a break from the heat
Honor: “While many of us are staying at home, there’s never been a better time to give hair a break from heat. Use this time to let your natural hair breathe and put those styling tools at the back of the cupboard. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
“Even the most neglected hair is never too damaged to resurrect, so if your hair is in need of some serious TLC, now might be the time to take a break from the heat.”
Still want to style your hair with those trusty heated tools? Ensure you protect and nourish it with our range of heat protection products.
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Sleep on a silk pillowcase
The benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase are vast! Not only will pure silk help prevent the dreaded bed-head look, but they can also help against breakages, split ends and lock in moisture, ultimately helping you go longer between haircuts.
Honor: “For days when you really can’t be bothered, wrap your hair in some silk or a use a headscarf to protect it from the elements.” Read more about the benefits of silk pillowcases here!
Honor: “Many people forget that when it comes to hair, health starts from within. A nutritionally balanced diet will ensure your hair gets all the vitamins it needs, though hair supplements can help where your diet may be lacking.”
“If you do want to try and cut your own hair, make sure you’re prepared before going for the big chop. Invest in professional hair cutting scissors and you’ll get a far better result than a blunt pair of kitchen scissors.”
In the long run, you’ll thank yourself for looking after your hair during the lockdown, as well as taking some time out of the day to practice some self-care. And we could all do with a bit of that right now…