With constant exposure to sun, heat, pollution and chemicals, your hair is always at risk of damage. You need to care for your hair on a regular basis.
However, almost all salons are closed during the lockdown or quarantine period. You might need to improvise and do your hair care regimen at home, by yourself.
In this article, we list down some hair care tips using ingredients you can find at home.
Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients below, please do not use it.
Hair Care Tips You Can Do at Home
Because all salons are closed at this time, you’ve to rely on your products that you have already bought prior to lockdown. In case you run out of hair shampoo or conditioner, there are a few you can use as alternatives. The quarantine period is the perfect time to try DIY hair care tips because you will have so much time in your hands.
Here are some DIY hair care tips that you can consider at home.
Use baking soda and vinegar scrub to treat your scalp.
When residue, oil, and dirt combine, they can make your scalp itchy and flaky. This is the perfect time to treat your scalp with a DIY baking soda hair scrub. Baking soda is a well-known cleaning agent that effectively strips away oil, dirt, and product build-up. For every 1 part of baking soda, you can mix it with 3 parts of cold water.
Gently apply the baking soda scrub to your hair and let it sit for 3 minutes. Afterwards, you can shampoo your hair to remove the product and then treat it with an apple cider vinegar solution ( 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water).
Use an egg white mask to strengthen your hair.
Egg whites contain protein that can make your hair stronger and can alleviate hair loss. To make an egg white mask, separate the egg whites, and add coconut oil. Mix thoroughly and apply to your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash and shampoo your hair after.
Apply a coconut oil mask to moisturize your hair…
Coconut oil is a known moisturizing ingredient frequently used in beauty products. You can make your own coconut oil mask to moisturize and protect your hair. Simply apply a modest amount of coconut oil on your hair and wear a shower cap. Leave it on for a few hours or overnight. Wash and shampoo your hair after.
Or an avocado mask.
Avocado, a fatty and vitamin-filled fruit, is a great natural hair moisturizer. Mix avocado with egg and olive and apply to dry hair for a nourishing hair mask. For a hair mask targeted for dry, itchy scalp, you can mix avocado with lemon juice and olive oil for an anti-fungal, moisturizing hair mask.
Pamper your scalp with an aloe vera treatment.
Aloe vera is considered a miracle plant, an all-around cure because of its amazing healing and rejuvenating properties. You can apply the aloe vera extract straight from the plant to your hair and scalp. But if you want a luxurious hair treatment, mix aloe vera with some coconut oil and apply to your hair for a up to 1 hour before washing it off.
We Hope You Stay Safe and Healthy!
These DIY hair care tips, along with a nutritious diet of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals, can give your hair a boost and give back its health and shine during the quarantine period. After the quarantine, make sure to go back to Amaci Salon for a haircut, hair treatment, or hair color done by professionals.
Stay safe and healthy, beautiful people!