Life at home has been harder on your hair than you might realise. If you have found yourself stretching the time between hair washes, wearing a perpetual ponytail in a hair elastic, or twisting and twirling strands with your fingertips on virtual office calls, your hair is ready for a reset. Plus, with more opportunities to safely get out and socialise, there has never been a better time for gorgeous, healthy-looking hair to take centre stage.
Luckily, getting hair back in tip-top shape does not need to require a salon visit. Justine Marjan is the Global Stylist for TRESemmé based in the US and shares her six tips on how to help hair start a fresh chapter this summer.
1. Swap in a sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner
Something as simple as extended exposure to indoor heating systems can zap hair of much-needed moisture. Help reset hair with a moisture-boosting shampoo and conditioner.
2. Consider a beauty multivitamin
Look for a hair, skin and nail-strengthening multivitamin that can help boost hair health from the inside. While these vitamin-and nutrient-packed supplements are easy to add into your daily routine and available at the same stores that stock hair wash and care essentials, be sure to check with your doctor before incorporating.
3. Prep curls to beat the heat
Whether you have naturally curly hair or are looking to create a curled hairstyle, the right wash and care products are an important first step. Post-shower, give your blow-dryer a break and wrap hair in a soft T-shirt or microfibre towel to help curls maintain their definition.
4. Try a DIY hair mask
For hair that needs a little extra TLC, consider either leaving conditioner on for a few extra minutes while hair is wrapped in a shower cap (the steam will help lock in the product's conditioning benefits) or create an at-home hair mask with ingredients such as avocado, honey, coconut oil or apple cider vinegar to help give hair an extra dose of nourishment.
5. Accessorise "in-between" hair styles
If you have had to postpone your standing haircut, look to fashion-forward hair accessories like trendy knot headbands, enamel barrettes or even '90s-inspired mini claw clips to help hide bangs that may be growing out or style hair that's in between lengths. Even hair that has gone a couple of days in between washes will look fresh with the right adornments.
6. Sport a new style
Many of us have fallen into a hair rut with the same styles on rotation. As we safely begin to schedule time with colleagues, family and friends, be sure to try new styles to add that boost of confidence to your reunion.