Here’s How to Turn your Isolation into Fab Hair Days
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. COVID-19 is right here in America, a scary situation, but we will come out of it. While we wait for the storm to pass, what we can do is to stay put at home, be hopeful, and remain faithful to hand washing and personal hygiene.
We all at Viva Salon give a big shout out to our health care professionals and volunteers working round the clock to make things right. Ryan Reynolds made a joke about this season is the right time to look up to celebrities. LOL. Although we can’t look up to our stars for health care advice, we can look up to them for some hair inspiration.
For example, don’t you wonder how JLO manages to keep her hair fab this season? Or perhaps you want to take a cue from Pink, who had a DIY haircut at home. You don’t want to try that. I’ll tell you what to try this season. Try perfecting your hair care routine; after all, we are what we repeatedly do.
Good hair is just a cumulation of proper hair care routines. The isolation season is one big lemon: lots of people are already panicking about having bad hair days. We have a couple of our customers calling to ask for tips they could use at home. If isolation is a lemon, then creating a routine for fab hair days should be your lemonade.
Since you have so much free time away from work, why not use this time to indulge in self-care? Create meaningful memories with your loved ones, take time to relax, and of course, invest in proper hair care. And here’s just how to do that:
There are reports that drinking water flushes your upper respiratory tract from COVID-19, but BBC debunked that report. On the upside, water has lots of other great benefits for your body, including your hair. Did you know that water makes up 70% of your body?
Drinking the right amount of water keeps your cells supple, firm and pliant, and also treats your hair follicles. Water improves blood circulation to every part of your body, including your scalp. Improved blood circulation is necessary for the transportation of food and nutrients and excretion of toxic wastes.
These wastes get excreted into your sweat and urine. If you scrimp on water, your kidneys have a way of minimizing urine production to preserve water. Since you don’t urinate, you have more waste in your blood. Ideally, you should drink about 3 liters of water a day, depending on your physical activity, environment, and dietary needs.
The good ole rule recommends drinking at least 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. We have a few tips to help you tighten your drinking habit.
Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning as soon as you get up from bed, and the last right before going to bed.
Spread out the other remaining glasses during meals and everywhere else in between.
Since you will be spending more time indoors, you may not necessarily feel thirsty as usual if you were outdoors. A drinking routine is a great way to stay hydrated.
Remember to drink more before, during, and after workouts.
We get a lot of people asking how often they should wash their hair in this isolation season. Since they don’t go anywhere, can’t they keep their hair washes to a minimum? No, you should wash your hair as regularly as before. For example, people with oily scalp need more washing than people with dry hair.
Straight hair requires more washing than curly hair. You should also factor in the amount of physical activity. Wash your hair as soon as you finish with a workout session. There are no exceptions. Another thing to consider is the type of hair shampoo.
There are hair shampoos, and there are hair shampoos. In Viva salon, we have gathered lots of experience working with different hair textures. We’ve experimented with hair care products, compared customers’ feedback, and we can tell you that a good shampoo is tough on dirt but mild on the scalp.
A good shampoo washes out dust but doesn’t strip the scalp of its natural oil. Harsh shampoos cause all sorts of hair problems, dryness, itchiness, flakiness, dry hair, split ends, and dandruff.
Kérastase is our favorite hair care product. Kérastase has an extensive, and we mean a very extensive range of product options for customers. There are sulfate-free shampoos, thickening shampoos, and natural shampoos. Most of their shampoos contain hyaluronic acid, an ingredient produced by the body and found in connective tissues of the skin, eye, and bones. Hyaluronic acids lock water into hair follicles, keeping them hydrated, firm, and supple.
After washing your hair, you should condition it to replenish the moisture lost from washing. Conditioners also act as a barrier that protects your hair follicles from the effect of hair dryers. As hairstylists, we know the importance of investing in a good hair conditioner that nourishes your hair without making it heavy and lank.
These conditioners have a creamy but light texture that sinks into your hair cells, leaving little residue. Some conditioners are so heavy and greasy, they leave your hair in tangles, even after washing them out. The residue attracts dirt, which makes the hair lank and dull. Again, Kérastase has a wide range of luxury conditioners for different hair textures and hair needs.
Sweat It Out
Exercise is healthy for your hair, as soon as you wash the sweat out, that is. This COVID-19 season, people are scared of engaging in outdoor exercises, which is understandable. There are indoor alternatives to participate in: treadmills, jump ropes, stationary bikes, and good old HIIT sessions with weights.
If you don’t have any of these, you can always use your body weight as resistance. As you work out, your body temperature heats up. To cool off, more blood is shunted to the skin to dissipate the heat. The corresponding heat loss comes out as sweat.
As blood flow from exercise increases to your scalp, it carries along water, minerals, and other nutrients to nourish your cells. The increased blood flow opens up the cell pores in your scalp, and excess salt and waste gets excreted along with sweat. During this isolation period, exercise can drive your hair care routine because when you exercise, you feel compelled to drink more water, wash your hair, and condition it.
Take a look at affordable hair salon Las Vegas. Always remember to wash as soon as you finish exercising, and remember to keep your beautiful hair from your face and neck during workout sessions.
Fall in Love with Your Hair!
Love, like every good thing, is a product of time and effort. The more you spend time with your hair, the more you love it, especially when the results start to pay off. If you need some hair motivation this isolation season, keep an eye out for future posts!