Whether you experienced an irritated, itchy scalp during lockdown as a result of uncertainty and anxiety, or your hiatus from the hair salon has led to strands dryer than the Sahara: the chances are your hair is in need of an intervention.

Consider this guide a care-package, from us to you.

Scalp

Start your damage assessment at, literally, the root of the matter. We often neglect to care for our scalp like we do the rest of our skin, which is crazy when you think about it. If your scalp feels tight, inflamed, or is visibly flaking, it’s time to take action, stat! This is particularly true after the summer, when the sun tends to wreak havoc without our knowledge. Consider investing in a scalp scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells, or a nourishing plant-based oil to replenish hydration levels.

Mask

Take a moment to indulge parched hair with the ultimate luxury: a moisturizing mask. You can even add to the relaxing experience by wrapping your hair in a hot towel. (Bubble bath = optional, but why not really go for gold with this DIY spa day!?) Word to the wise: if your hair is fine, steer clear of ingredients that are too heavy, like coconut oil, as they will add too much weight and build-up.

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Cut

During stay-at-home guidelines, tending to your hair quickly became a bygone luxury. As a result, your locks are probably in dire need of a good chop. Arguably the best way to boost hair health is to ensure you’re having regular trims. If you’ve put this on the long finger, why not call a MOBILESTYLES PRO for a safe and enjoyable house call?

Maintenance

Now that your hair has undergone the transformation it needed and is on the road back to health again, don’t undo all your good work. Make sure you’re using the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair concern, avoiding hard-to-pronounce chemical ingredients that will strip moisture and exacerbate any existing damage. Avoid breakages by using strengthening products to restore and revive. Similarly, invest in a solid hair brush that won’t pull on difficult knots, and silk scrunchies to limit the damage that traditional hair ties can cause.

Before you know it, you’ll be a modern-day Rapunzel. Alas, hopefully not forced to spend another lockdown in a faraway tower!