Caring For Your Hair At Home

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From business closures, to the majority of Americans working from home, and social isolation orders, the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all. Our luxury hair salon in New York is currently closed, but we are still here to help you make the best of your time spent at home. In this blog post we will be giving you some hair tips about how to care for your hair and keep it healthy, so when we return to business, you’ll still have salon quality hair! Keep reading to learn more!

Cut Down On Shampooing Your Hair

Shampooing your hair too much can lead to scalp dryness, dry hair, and overall a decrease in your hair health. Since most of us are spending time at home and are less active, try and use this time to cut back on how much you’re shampooing your hair. Of course, if your scalp produces more oil than others, you may need to wash your hair more often. If you were someone who washed their hair every day, try going every two days, and so on. At first, you may find your hair getting greasy and you may even find it uncomfortable, but going longer periods of time without washing it can help your scalp cut down on the amount of oil or sebum that it produces. Washing your hair can also make your hair dry and frizzy. So, letting it produce its own healthy oils can help increase shine and the overall health of it.

Embrace Your Natural Hair

Almost all of us style our hair to a certain extent and while it’s fun to experiment with new hairstyles to get our hair to that desired look, try and embrace your natural hair texture and color. Giving your hair a break from all the products, styling tools, and techniques that we use to get our hair to look its best can help your hair get back to its original shape and texture, which can lead to healthier hair. Embrace the natural beauty of your waves or color your hair and remember that it’s just as beautiful!

Style it Without Heat

As we mentioned above, let this distancing period be a time where you let your natural hair thrive. Try and find ways of styling your hair that don’t use any heat, especially if you were someone who used heat on your hair routinely. No matter how great of a heat protectant that you use, your hair is still very susceptible to heat damage. Heat can cause unwanted breakage, brittle hair, and delayed growth. Try and find hairstyles that you can do, without using heat. Get creative with it!

Do Not Dye Or Cut Your Hair At Home

We know it may be tempting to try and find a new hair color or try a new cut but we do urge you, unless you’re a professional, please do not try to color or cut your hair at home. There are so many unhealthy options to choose from especially when you’re looking at box hair dyes. They can damage your hair by adding unnecessary chemicals and dyes, which can be difficult to lift once you go back to our salon. Embrace your roots and outgrown hair, we promise it will be okay and your hair will thank you for it.

Use Hydrating Products

Now that we’re mostly all working from home, utilize hair products that help your hair retain moisture. Hair masks, hair oils, and other hydrating products are great to help get your hair healthy during this isolation period. Try that hair mask that has been sitting in your drawer, use this down time to help pamper yourself, open that expensive hair oil you got for Christmas, the list is endless! Utilizing products like these can help get your hair longer and stronger.

Do Not Remove Your Extensions Yourself

If you’re someone who has any extensions, they’re likely going to grow out during this time. Generally, hair extensions get moved up anywhere in between three to six weeks of receiving them. Unfortunately, we don’t know how long this period is going to last and you probably won’t be able to make it to the salon as soon as you hoped. However, please do not try to take out your hair extensions by cutting or pulling them out. Depending on how your extensions were placed in, removing them yourself can cause incredible amounts of hair damage. It may be uncomfortable and not look as great but try and let them be. If one falls out, that’s okay, but avoid pulling or cutting them to remove them. Let our hair experts safely remove them, we promise to get you in as soon as we can.

From all of us at Angelo David Hair Salon, we hope that you’re staying healthy and safe. We understand that this time of the unknown can be scary but remember that it’s only temporary. We can’t wait to be back in the salon with you.

Remember to practice social distancing and if you are feeling sick, please call your local health provider before going into a public health office to avoid infecting others or contracting the virus yourself.

For more questions regarding appointment rescheduling, services, and more, please reach out and contact us. We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to seeing you all again.