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April 14, 2020

How to Create a Home Hair Care Routine

With everything going on in the world right now, we know this has been a difficult time for everyone as we try to adjust. As news continues to develop daily, there are a lot of things that are outside of our control. So to help us stay positive during this time, we thought we’d talk about something we can control – our hair care routine. Follow these hair care tips you can do at home to make sure your locks keep their shine and strength for when this is all over!

Wash Your Hair Less Often

We’ve all heard that it’s better for your hair if you skip a day or two between washing it again. This is because washing it too much can strip your hair of essential oils it needs which can lead to frizzy ends that break easily. Maybe you’ve wanted to do this step before but have been hesitant to commit because your hair seems especially prone to becoming greasy even after just skipping one day.

Well, with everyone staying inside, there’s no better time to train your hair to get used to washing it less often. If you keep up a consistent schedule, you’ll start to notice that your hair won’t get greasy as often and will actually look shinier and more healthy!

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Just don’t forget to gently comb through your hair after washing. Your locks are especially weak and easy to break when wet. The best thing you can do is start from the bottom of your hair and slowly work your way up to the roots!

Avoid Heat as Much as Possible

Another tip that is perfect for staying at home is to avoid using any heat-styling tools like curling irons or straighteners. These are great for giving you a new look but using them too often can lead to heat damage like dry hair and split ends. Why not use this time to your advantage and give your hair a much-needed break from the heat? This can even be your opportunity to practice natural-curling techniques like pinning your hair up overnight or braiding it!

Don’t Forget to Condition

No hair care routine would be complete without this important step! From preventing future hair damage to adding shine, there are so many different benefits that come from regularly conditioning your hair. It may be a good idea to even take this step further and consider deep conditioning. It’s super easy to do and can be completed in four simple steps:

    • 1. Wet your hair.
    • 2. Apply the conditioner evenly throughout.
    • 3. Add heat with either warm water or a hair steamer.
    • 4. Let your hair sit with it on for at least 10 minutes.

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Make Sure to Get Enough Vitamins

It’s no secret that vitamins are good for your overall health but did you know they also have good benefits for your hair? That’s why eating clean is not only a great way to make sure you stay healthy but it can also help your hair keep that beautiful shine.

In fact, vitamin D plays a big part in helping your hair grow. With us staying inside more, you may not be getting as much sunshine and vitamin D for your hair. That’s why your balanced diet should include foods that have vitamin D like mushrooms, avocados, cheese, and others!

Wait for Any Drastic Hair Changes

We know this outbreak feels like it’s lasting forever but it will end. And when it’s over, you’ll want to have your hair healthy and strong so you can finally try out all the styles you’ve wanted. So don’t get frustrated and try to color and cut off inches of your hair. We can’t stress this enough but it’s so important that you wait until you can see a beauty professional to avoid cutting unevenly or damaging your hair from a DIY color box. This is temporary and salons will be ready to take clients again when it’s safe!

Want to Talk

Our team at Aveda Institute Idaho is always here if you want to talk more about hair care routines or what this outbreak means for your future in beauty. If you’re ready to learn more, contact us to find out about our virtual tours and online learning options. We hope that you continue to stay healthy and safe!

Did one of these tips help your home hair care routine? We’d love to see what you’re doing to maintain those gorgeous locks. Take a picture and tag us on our Instagram accounts at our Boise and Twin Falls locations!

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