Quarantine has had its pros and cons for hair.
On one hand, we’ve lacked all of our once-ample services like professional haircuts and dye jobs—and on the other hand, we’ve had a chance to totally let loose, dismissing worry about trends and upkeep.
But in some respects, we got a little too comfortable with our freedom, and adopted some low-maintenance habits that weren’t the norm. But while these were acceptable in the moment, it’s time to start preparing for life outside of isolation, as salons and other businesses start opening up and people are becoming more relaxed about leaving the house.
Keep reading for three lazy hair habits you need to break before quarantine ends.
Not Washing Your Hair After a Workout
Our hair is one of the main reasons we avoid workouts in normal circumstances. While a walk or some light yoga is nice, strenuous exercise, on the other hand, makes us sweat profusely, therefore requiring a major need to shower (including washing our hair).
During quarantine, we of course bathe regularly, but those shampoos and deep conditioning treatments, we’ve been able to put off as long as we want—sweat or not. Now that we’re getting back into the swing of things, it’s imperative that we get into the habit of shampooing (or at least properly applying dry shampoo) post-workout because unlike the present, we’ll have people to see and places to be!
Wearing Your Hair in a Bun Every Day
While the occasional day of glamming for Instagram is no doubt a fun time, the average days of quarantine consist of throwing our hair up in a messy bun. Much like loungewear was the style trend of isolation, the messy bun totally ruled our mane.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the messy bun—or any bun at all—if you’re used to getting done-up each day and you’ve fallen into more laid-back patterns, now’s the time to start doing your hair again. Even doing it just once can last a few days, so give it a shot and see if it brings you back to that bold feeling of confidence.
Not Applying Necessary Oils and Serums
Any expert will tell you quarantine is not the time to halt your skincare and haircare processes. While it’s easy to skip a day here and there, if anything, now you have the spare time to work on these a bit more.
If you’ve forgone applying scalp serums and hair oils to your locks because you were lazy and didn’t think it was necessary during these times, hurry up and get back into it. It’s never too late to pick up where you left off, so get on it so you can see people for the first time with some seriously luscious locks.
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