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At-home hair care is usually relegated to one of two places: the ‘too hard basket’, or the ‘I’ve got
nothing better to do’ Sunday ritual. But that ends here, especially if you find yourself with a little more
time on your hands lately.
If the salon is out of the question for now, develop and refine an at-home hair care routine that is easily
maintained, fun and, most importantly, effective. You’ve ignored your hair for too long so use this down
time to put down the hair tools and lean into a hair care routine that gives back to the strands that you
demand so much from.
Heat styling enthusiasts should remember healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, especially if a bouncy
curl or long-lasting wave is your go-to.
It may be hard to hear, but we do suggest putting down the styling tools for an extended period of time
and experimenting with hair nourishing formulas instead. This is exactly why Tiffany Masterson of Drunk Elephant concocted the T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub, which
has acids to break down product build-up and dead skin cells. For a set, keep Frank Body’s Non-Stop Hair Duo Kit on hand to
remove stubborn product build-up via the Scalp Scrub, then follow up with the Caffeinated Hair Mask every
other week to keep hair soft and strong. If it's your shampoo and conditioner that just aren't cutting it,
Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Joia
Strengthening and Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner is a sulphate-free duo suitable for all hair types that cleanse, protect
and fight frizz. Return to the tools when you’ve given your hair a suitably lengthy holiday.
Some strands are always going to be more high maintenance than others, especially if you’re dealing with
coloured hair or damage. If this is the case, we don’t suggest a ‘less is more’ approach; In fact, the
opposite. Consider time allotted for beauty sleep as a way to keep on top of your hair’s health by
investing in an overnight treatment like Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight
Perfector and silk accessories like Slip’s Silk Pillowcases and Scrunchies, which help fend off further damage and breakage.
A new hair care regimen must include a reliable shampoo and conditioner team too. Otherwise, quite
frankly, what’s the point? If minimising heat damage and protecting are the desired results, stick to a
brand like Aveda to help
repair and curtail bad hair behaviour. The brand’s Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo and Conditioner do just as the name
suggests and help rebuild hair from root to tip, a promising proposition for those struggling to get on
top of badly damaged or dry hair.
Hair care might be the last thing on your to-do list and you may even be of the opinion that hair masks
are a waste of time but there is a low maintenance routine out there for you too. Those who are time poor
or simply not willing to waste too much energy on upkeep should assess their routine and pinpoint a moment
when adding one extra step won’t feel like a hassle.
If you’re a firm believer in a morning shower, slip Sachajuan’s Hair Repair treatment in before
bed, twist into a knot and sleep peacefully knowing this treatment is working its magic while you rest.
Simply wash out in the morning (no need to switch up your shampoo and conditioner routine) and go. Or, if
your daily sweat is pencilled in, apply the treatment beforehand, workout and then rinse. A minimalist
hair routine is easy to accommodate, just be sure to plan ahead.
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