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Home Remedies for Healthy Hair During Covid Lockdown

  • 22 April 2020
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

More than 20 percent of the world’s population is at home due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Or, in other words, one in five persons is in home quarantine, maintaining social distance and trying to stay safe from this potentially fatal virus.

For most people, however, it is not a holiday. They are working from home and trying to manage children and household chores at the same time. Needless to say, given such a hectic schedule, it is often possible to miss out on hair care. It is, therefore, important that we take care of our hair and take some time out for hair treatment that can make our hair healthy.

This article takes a look at how to take care of hair during coronavirus lockdown, what are the hair treatments one can indulge in and what sort of food is good for hair. Keeping these in mind will surely make your hair healthy and enable you to #StayHomeInStyle.

How to Keep your Hair Healthy?

Managing and taking care of hair, especially at home, is important. While it is true that you are protected from the dust and pollution of the outdoors, it is important that you regularly brush, oil and wash your hair to keep it smooth and healthy.

There are a few hair care tips that you must keep in mind to keep hair healthy, whether you are indoors or outdoors:

Brush Your Hair

brush your hair

Brushing your hair regularly results in super smooth locks. Experts say that you must brush your hair at least twice a day - once during the morning before you head out of your bedroom door and once at night before you go off to sleep. Brushing your hair with a wide-toothed comb keeps your hair healthy and tangle-free.

This enables you to style your hair the way you want. During a lockdown, when you are cooped up at home, it is important that you do not skip on brushing. Take some time out every day to brush your hair to keep it smooth and silky.

Wash Your Hair

Wash your Hair

Whoever told you not to wash your hair regularly must be joking. Washing your hair strands with a mild shampoo will help you keep your hair and scalp free from dirt and grime. Even during lockdown, when you are staying at home, your hair may get dirty from the pollutants that get circulated inside your homes.

Smoke from stove fire and cooking may also damage your hair. As such, it is advisable that you wash your hair at least 3-4 days a week with a mild shampoo and follow it up with a conditioner.

Oil Your Hair

Oil your Hair

Hair oil gives you the essential nourishment your hair follicles need. Cold pressed oils, which can retain the essential nutrients, are the best. Choose from cold pressed, extra-virgin olive or coconut oils for the best results. Also you should gently massage your scalp with oil to improve blood circulation and promote hair growth.

Especially during a lockdown, when you have nowhere to go and have some free time in your hand, you must ask someone to massage oil gently on your scalp. Regular oil massage for a few weeks is shown to have significantly improved hair growth.

Tie Up Your Hair

Tie up your Hair

Open, messy hair attracts dust and pollutants even while you are staying at home during a lockdown. The air that circulates in your home may not be as clean as you thought. It is full of dust particles, pollen, dander, dust mites and other harmful pollutants.

Open hair may attract these pollutants and make your hair even drier and frizzy. As such, it is better to tie your hair up in a neat bun even at home. If your hair is too short, you still might want to tie it up in a small ponytail.

What Is a Good Hair Care Routine?

  • Experts suggest that having a good hair care routine may help people solve common hair issues, such as tangled hair, messy hair, split ends, hair breakage and hair fall. Having a good hair care routine is a lifestyle choice that many can easily adapt to.
  • All it needs is a keeping aside a few minutes of the day for your hair care. Like any healthy routine, be it working out or healthy eating, hair care needs dedication and a few, simple and easy steps:
  • Every morning, brush your hair carefully with a comb for a couple of minutes. This helps in getting rid of any tangle that might have taken place while you were asleep. Brushing also helps in improving blood circulation in the scalp that promotes hair growth.
  • Wash your hair before you step out. Using a mild shampoo, preferably organic and without artificial ingredients, is the best for washing your hair strands. They remove the dust and grime and help in making your hair smooth and silky.
  • After washing your hair, make sure that your hair is completely dry. Then tie your hair into a neat bun or a knot. This helps in keeping the hair in place, thereby helping you to avoid tangles.
  • If you are stepping out in the open or venturing out in a dusty area, make sure that your head is covered in a scarf. This will help your hair strands avoid dust and pollution.
  • Once again brush and tie your hair in a knot, before you are going to sleep. Oil massage on a regular basis can further boost hair growth and prevent hair fall and hair damage.

What Food is Good for Hair?

Food is Good for Hair

Poor diet can ruin your hair. Junk food can play havoc with both hair and skin. It must be noted that having a balanced diet with adequate carbohydrates, protein and fibre can help in hair regeneration and re-growth.

Although genetic factors and hair care routines also play a part in hair regeneration, nothing can beat the miracles of certain superfoods. Here are 7 super foods you can eat to stay healthy and maintain hair health as well.

  • Eggs : Eggs contain protein, which is great for your hair. If you are allergic to eggs, you might want to make a pack out of eggs and yogurt and apply all over your head. Wash it thoroughly after keeping it for an hour. Subsequently, your hair will feel soft and supple.
  • Avocado : Avocados are packed with vitamins and fibre. Incorporate avocado into your daily diet to make your hair shiny and full of life.
  • Berries : Berries, such as strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry are full of helpful compounds and antioxidants. These antioxidants help in reducing free radicals in blood, thereby protecting your hair from damage and breakage. So, gorge on those summer berries for luscious hair.
  • Spinach : Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, are full of folate, iron and other beneficial nutrients that help reduce hair fall and promote hair growth. It is a must for anybody suffering from hair fall.
  • Fatty Fish : Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish are full of Omega-3, which has been closely linked to heart health. But some studies have linked it to hair growth as well. Therefore, incorporate such fish in your diet to see noticeable hair growth.
  • Sweet Potatoes : Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene, which helps in sebum production. Sebum is the natural oily secretion that helps in hair growth and nourishment.
  • Nuts and Seeds : Nuts and seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals that promote hair growth and have a host of health benefits.

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What are the Home Remedies for Hair Care?

While you are staying at home due to lockdown, you should try out home remedies for hair that would take care of a number of hair-related issues. From hair fall to split ends, from dry hair to frizzy hair, Here are the top 6 remedies for hair care:

Split ends

Split ends might occur due to a variety of reasons. From excessive use of hair-styling products to over-washing your tresses and from irregular oiling to chemical treatment - the list is endless.

Solution:- Make a protein pack made of egg yolk, along with lukewarm water, olive oil and almond oil. Alternatively, you can also use beer. The sugar in beer acts as a conditioner that makes your hair soft and supple after a wash. Finally, chamomile helps in reducing split ends too. Rinse your hair with chamomile tea and thereafter wash thoroughly with water.

Hair fall

Hair fall happens because of a variety of reasons, from genetics to stress. But if the problem is mild to moderate, then a simple home remedy can make all the difference.

Solution:- Make a pack of fenugreek seeds and apply it to your hair. Fenugreek paste is great for hair re-growth and also stops hair fall. Make sure that you soak the fenugreek seeds overnight before you turn it into a paste.

Dry Hair

Dry hair can make your hair brittle leading to hair damage and breakage. Therefore, it is important that you take care of your hair by regularly providing the nourishment it needs.

Solution:- Make a pack of three egg whites along with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Apply it over your scalp and leave it for thirty to forty minutes. Then wash it thoroughly with a mild shampoo.

Oily hair

Like dryness, excessive oil can be bad for your hair. It may make your hair follicles weak and can attract dirt and grime.

Solution:- Make a paste of Aloe Vera and mix it with your regular shampoo. The Aloe Vera gel will help your scalp get rid of the excessive hair oil and make your hair soft and supple.

Frizzy Hair

When it comes to frizzy hair, apple cider vinegar is your best friend. This is because apple cider vinegar contains Alpha Hydroxy, along with vitamins A & C, which help in making your hair smooth and voluminous.

Solution:- Add a couple of drops of apple cider vinegar in your favourite shampoo and conditioner and massage it gently while washing your hair. Soon your frizziness will be gone and you will find your hair to be smooth and soft.

Conclusion

Hair fall and hair problems can occur due to a variety of reasons – from genetics to a poor diet. However, on an average, we find that hair problems in both men and women are caused by a number of avoidable reasons, such as stress, tension and lack of hair care. This lockdown period due to the Covid-19 pandemic can be effectively utilized to care for your hair.

From washing your hair to regularly combing, you can get rid of most problems by adapting a healthy hair routine. Do try some of the above mentioned hair care recipes that can be prepared at home for your hair.

However, sometimes, our hair needs professional care. One of the most pioneering hair care clinics is our Advanced Hair Studio (AHS). Our company has been in business for the past 45 years and has been supporting a large number of celebrities, athletes, and sportspersons in their hair care. If you are on the lookout for the best hair loss treatments in the world, then you may want to check out AHS and its proven range of hair regrowth and hair replacement treatments and therapies.

Walk into one of their studios for a check-up and their team of experts will help you with a detailed analysis of your hair fall. Choose from a wide range of surgical and non-surgical options, such as Stand-by-strand Cosmetic and Strand-by-Strand Ultimate. Both of them are conducted by their team of professionals and doctors, who give you the desired results.

Thus, taking care of your hair in the comfort of your home, even amidst a coronavirus lockdown, is easy, only if you are careful enough and do not skip on routine hair care.

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Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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