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Your Quarantine Haircare Plan

Your in-home haircare solutions can do away with most of your worries while all others can be left under the care of a professional hair expert, advises Heena Dalvi, National Technical Head, Godrej Professional.

At a time when we are troubled by the unprecedented lockdown, staying at home can be unsettling for everyone. Keeping ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally engaged and diverted from all the external situations is important. With everyone stuck at home and the salons adhering to the lockdown, haircare is neglected with no hair colour, no touch-ups, no haircuts, and no hair spas. However, there is no need to lose your mind over it, as here’s the best quarantine haircare plan you can follow at home.

You can always take care of your hair at home. Follow the cleansing-moisturising-leave-in ritual every two days. It is important to keep your hair clean with a hydrating shampoo, moisturising it with a hair mask and nourishing and protecting it with a leave-in serum. Oil your scalp with olive or coconut oil 30 minutes before your shampoo with a gentle massage for five minutes. This will help you activate the blood vessels and the blood flow, thereby stimulating the hair roots and nourishing the scalp.

Suffering from hair loss or dandruff? Take help from home remedies such as rinsing your hair with 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 mug of water. Pour this mixture over your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before applying shampoo. If you are looking to moisturise your hair and relax, try DIY hair packs with natural ingredients such as yogurt, honey, egg whites, etc. I recommend consuming these items rather than applying them, as eating healthy is the key for unlocking healthy hair and skin. It is important to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and refreshed.

Conscious of your grey hair? If you frequently indulge in video calls, Watch Parties, or go live on social media, you may be conscious of your grey hair roots. Well, it’s time to call out your black and dark brown eyelash mascaras or eye shadows, style your hair and use these to camouflage the roots.

Stay away from DIY hair colouring. While hair care can be DIY activity, I strongly recommend not engaging in DIY hair colour, hair bleach, or hair-cuts. This is a job best left to the experienced hands of the professionals and experts in the field. If you colour your hair at home and it goes wrong, you will either end up damaging your hair beyond repair or end up paying an exorbitant amount of money to get it corrected later, at a salon. It’s not worth it!

Cutting your own hair or the hair of those around you can be a disaster. Yes, it can be a huge disaster, especially as it takes more than 3-4 months to let the hair grow back to a decent look. It is better to let your hair grow so that you can go in for your next hair transformation through a professional hair-cut and hair colour specialist. Don’t let this lockdown encourage you into doing things that you might regret later.

Lastly, keep reminding yourself that this too shall pass. Till then stay home and stay safe.