For many people, quarantine has made us

sacrifice maintenance routines such as getting

our hair and nails done on a consistent basis.

Some have adopted protective

hairstyles to preserve the integrity

of their hair while stuck indoors.

When done properly, protective

hairstyles can keep your hair polished

and healthy with minimal maintenance.

When NOT done properly, you risk hair breakage,

intense shedding, dryness — the list goes on.

So, how can you take care of your hair

while at home? Here are a few of our tips.

1. Give your hair

a good scrub.

At least once a month, you should go in with

a strong shampoo, perhaps a sulfate one, to

remove bulk product build-up on the scalp.

If you’re natural and worried about using a

stripping shampoo, you can opt for a great deep

conditioner to restore moisture after cleaning.

2. Take care of

your edges.

To avoid alopecia and stress on the

hairline, it’s important to nurture and

care for your edges on a daily basis.

People have sworn by the powers of

castor oil, as well as tea tree oil (a natural

antiseptic), jojoba oil and rosemary oil.

If you’re using gels and edge controls

to keep your baby hair laid down, look

for products that are alcohol-free and

have nurturing ingredients.

Instead of a satin scarf at night,

allow your scalp to breathe by

using a a loose-fitting bonnet

or a satin pillowcase.

3. Wrap it up.

if your hair is fine or tightly-coiled, you can

minimize breakage and frizz simply by wrapping up

your hair whenever you have down time