5 hair care tricks to try right now
At the moment, with all this staying in, it's as good a time as any to try switching up your hair care routine and trying some new things. With the nation in lockdown we’re obviously seeing much less of each other and life is a little slower. So it’s the perfect time to experiment with different ways to look after your hair.
Good hair day... if only they happened every day, huh? Hair definitely goes through different phases – sometime days it’s oily, sometimes dry, occasionally frizzy, static, flat. The causes are varied and most are invisible so sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that’s affecting your hair’s unruly behaviour. All a bit of a mystery.
Hormonal changes, diet, water quality, air quality, the weather, stress, hair colouring, the length of your hair… the list of possible culprits is endless!
But don't worry, I have a few hair care tips that can at least remedy the symptoms even if you don't know the cause. When your hair (or scalp) starts to play up, I'd suggest playing with these ways of switching things up a bit.
Use a hair oil
Using oil in your hair is a really natural way of conditioning both your hair and scalp. There are different natural oils that are good for different hair types. We make Pre-Shampoo Treatment Oil which is a blend of four oils – coconut, olive, argan and pomegranate seed – along with some scalp-boosting essential oils so it's a bit of an all-rounder.
Try reverse washing
This is a good one for those times your scalp’s going though a greasy stage but your ends still needs some conditioning. See our previous post about it here.
If you have wavy or curly hair this is a great one to try. Especially if it’s going frizzy or static regularly. I have wavy hair and I tried it back when it was bleached, this is what happened.
Deep condition while you sleep
Go to bed with Treatment Conditioner in your hair. Back when I had bleached hair I did this a lot. I would put this in my hair dry and comb it through. Usually on a weeknight watching telly so I could leave it to soak in for at least an hour before bed. (Doing this meant I didn’t have to wrap my head up to protect my pillow case!). Wash and condition as per usual in the morning and spend the day running your hands through your lovely soft hair.
Shampoo less frequently
You can actually "train" your hair to tolerate less washing. Less washing is actually better for your hair as you elongate the cycle of removing and replacing your scalp’s natural oils, which keeps your hair stronger and healthier. If you’re really struggling with the grease, you can make a very simple dry shampoo at home. Mix a little bit of bicarbonate of soda in if you have some for extra grease absorption. And a few drops of essential oils if you want your hair to smell fancy. Or use our Hair Perfume on the ends.
Let the experimentation commence! While you're in testing mode you may have a few days where you and your hair aren't the best of friends (hat or jazzy scarf day?) but if you don't give new things a go, you'll never know.