DIY Haircare: Taking Care of Your Hair While Staying at Home

Missing your hairstylist or your favourite hair salon treatments? It’s going to be a while before you see them again, but there’s plenty you can do at home to keep your hair in top-notch condition till then. Here are a few ways in which you can make the right products work for you and give you perhaps even better hair! 

Use the Right Products for Your Hair Type

How often has your stylist begged you to buy a salon or professional level hair product to use at home? Much as we like to save on the added cost of products post a treatment, this is one category where you shouldn’t skimp on. But remember that, regardless of how simple or elaborate your hair is, the key to better hair care is knowing what kind of hair texture you have and what you want to achieve.

Do you want frizz control or volume? Do you want shine or is your scalp very dry?

To start off, always ensure you are following the 3 stages of cleaning and styling your hair. First clean it with a shampoo that suits your hair type, followed by a conditioner to enhance the same abilities of the shampoo. Best-seller, BioSilk Silk Therapy Shampoo is a silky smoothing shampoo that contains vital ingredients, botanical extracts and herbs to gently cleanse hair. 

Follow up your cleansing routine with a leave-in conditioner that helps to seal in all the moisture. BioSilk Silk Therapy Original is known for its feather-light leave-in silk treatment and is suitable for all hair types.

After a leave-in conditioner and blow drying your hair, consider adding a texturizing paste or serum to style. 

Curly haired? DevaCurl is all about loving your natural hair – curls and all! From No-Poo Cleansers, DevaCurl Defining Gels, and Wave Makers to Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam, conditioners, finishing sprays and even Curl Sculpting Pomade, you’ll be are sure to find the right products that can define and enhance your hair.

Try DIY Salon treatments at Home

If you love the way your hair feels after a hair treatment at the spa, firstly know that it is possible at home too! DIY hair treatments are a skill and may need some preparation to get there, but once you’ve started, you won’t be looking back. Start by getting your favourite hair mask or look at reviews on your preferred beauty community for what suits your type of hair. We love Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense Exceptionally Concentrated Nourishing Treatment (For Dry and Extremely Sensitised Thick Hair) that provides intense nourishment to thick coarse hair and treats hair without weighing it down.

Use a hot towel to wrap around your treated hair and the nourishment will sink further. Hairdressers almost always ask you to keep a comb in your bathroom vanity. This is to comb through your conditioner or treatment laden hair, so it is distributed uniformly.

Want to up the ante? Try using the treatment overnight and wash your hair when up!

Don’t Shy Away from Oil

We all know that oils are great for both our skin and our hair, but are often afraid to use them due to a number of factors. Whether its sensitive skin, limp hair or an already oily mane that’s keeping you away from using oil on your hair – know that there is always a version of hair oil that will suit you! 

The hot selling Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Spray is a nourishing spray that is non-greasy and weightless! It almost instantly absorbs into hair and nourishes as well as hydrates it. Perfect for those looking to combat frizziness!

If you’ve got fine hair, the Apivita Rescue Hair Oil with Argan & Olive works for all hair types as it dissolves immediately leaving no traces of oiliness. An effective and naturally repairing hair oil, this rescue product contains fine herbs that will restore your hair back to all its glory. It makes for a great heat protector before using your hair dryer, curler or flat irons!