If you’re like us, then your favorite restaurant and or club temporarily closing is a big hit to all of those establishments. Plus, all those VIP extensions you had saved up for girl’s night (or a night with the boo-thang).
What we’ve discovered is that, even though we can’t slay for a night out, we can get our roots conditioned and moisturized and slay in the house.
Below are some hair care tips and styles that will keep your hair healthy and protected.
Hair Masks for Hair Care During Quarantine
Hair masks run the gamut when it comes to ingredients that can give your hair some TLC. The ingredients that may work best for you will depend on your hair type and the condition of your hair and scalp. Any mask with the following ingredients will benefit healthy hair and scalp: bananas, honey, olive oil, eggs, avocado oil, and coconut oil.
Deep conditioning penetrates the hair shaft and helps to restore the natural shine to the hair. Over time, your hair can accumulate build-up from the weather and from different products. Deep conditioning your hair helps to smooth the shaft of your hair and gain back its natural shine. Also, deep conditioning helps treated hair and adds moisture to dry hair.
Hot Oil Treatment
Hot oil treatments are typically used as a pre-poo option, meaning the oil is applied before shampooing your hair. Pre-pooing is also a step used to combat hygral fatigue. Any oil of your choice is heated slightly and applied directly to the scalp to fight dandruff and severely dry hair. Hot oil treatments can be applied to dry or slightly damp hair. Furthermore, once the hot oil is applied, sitting under a hooded dryer or using a plastic conditioning cap for 15 – 20 minutes will allow the oil to penetrate deeper. With this method you will still be able to obtain soft and shiny hair even though hot oil treatments focus more on the scalp.
Braids – One of the best protective styles are braids. Especially after a good hair treatment, it’s important to allow your hair time to absorb all the nutrients and moisture. Whether it’s a creative braid style or a laid-back quic- braid, any braided style is bound to get you through quarantine.
Twists – Using VIP hair extensions or products for natural hair, twists serve as a protective style. It’s also a great component to help your hair absorb products. If you want bigger and fuller twists, apply minimal amount of hair in each strand. If you want thinner twists, you pull them tighter. They are easy to wear and serve as great protective styles after hair treatment.
Wrap it up – If this time indoors doesn’t prompt you to try new hairstyles or dive into haircare , that’s ok. When all else fails, just wrap it up.
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