Self-Care In Isolation

hair care in isolation

With the craziness of the Coronavirus, we all have been thrown out of our normal routine in some way or another. We’ve traded our busy, on-the-go lifestyles for staying home and trying to navigate how to work, take care of our families and try to not have a mental breakdown from all of the change. It’s a lot! It has hit me personally the most as the reality set in that I won’t see my clients for 6 weeks! It’s so hard to not have connections in person the way we used to.

Through all of this, it’s a great opportunity to reset and reprioritize – not just emotionally, but with our beauty routines as well. When we’re constantly on the go, it can be easy to forget to use all of your hair products correctly, and you might be guilty of skipping part of your skincare routine.

It’s a great time to let a hair mask sit on a little longer, wash your hair less, and put less heat on it. I love our Oribe Beautiful color masque. Even if you don’t color your hair, it adds amazing shine and hydration that leaves your hair soft and glowing.

Another at home masque I love is the Seven Hair Care Kente Bond masque. It helps rebuild the bonds of your hair from coloring your hair and is perfect for blondes who are forced to let their roots grow out during this time and gives your hair the protein it needs to stay healthy and strong.

It’s a great time to wash your hair less and experiment with new braids and letting your hair air dry more frequently to avoid extra heat. We all love our flat irons and curling irons, but they can be hard on your hair when used frequently, so show your hair some extra love and let it breathe a little! By washing your hair less, you are allowing the natural oils from your scalp to promote extra hair growth. Who doesn’t want to come out of this with longer, healthier hair?

Overall, I hope this a time you look back and consider it a time where you reset and slowed down to be present with the people that mean the most to you (even if it’s from afar). And don’t forget to take care of yourself along the way!

– Lauren Miller

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