With having much more time at home, even if you are working from home, or for those brave key workers, we have had added time to pamper ourselves whilst our busy social lives are on hold. In fact, during these stressful pandemic times, pampering yourself may help alleviate some of the tension you feel. But with hope on the horizon and many people anticipating going to the salon after lockdown, here's how to prepare for your first hairstyling appointment post lockdown.
1. Pamper your hair
When you go back to the salon for the first time, you want your hair to be soft, strong, and healthy so it's a good idea to pamper your hair. Try and have some days of air drying with our Self-Care Hair Towel so that your hair isn't heat styled every day. You can read all about the benefits of air-drying your hairhere or you can wash your hair less often and dry carefully with a hairdryer. But if you do use heat styling, it's best to use Abyssinian oil as a pre-shampoo treatment or apply the oil to the hair strands before styling so that they are protected. All of this extra pampering will get your hair in wonderful condition for your first appointment.
2. Apply a hair mask
Even though it may seem like we don't have enough time to apply a hair mask. Using a hair mask can add moisture to the hair and help repair everyday damage from hair drying, pollution, and brushing. Our Protein Shake Hair Mask is colour safe, sulfate-free, phosphate-free, and paraben-free--and only takes 5-10 minutes. You can leave your hair mask on whilst you're exfoliating your skin or shaving your legs or even just soaking in the bath. It feels like a luxury spa treatment at home and it will help get your hair salon ready for when restrictions are lifted.
3. Search for the style you want
Some around the globe have been in lockdown for months which means that many people are starting to have 'lockdown hair.' Is your hair getting a little too long? Are your roots showing? Are you not taking the time to care for your hair the way you want? Well, when we finally get to go to the salon, it's best if we know what we want. So, look around for style inspiration and figure out what style you'd like to rock post-lockdown. Do you want layers? Do you want to go shorter? Do you want a pixie cut? Do you want to have bangs or a fringe? Now's the time to decide!
4. Decide if you'll colour your hair
If you have colour-treated hair, you'll want to decide which colour you will choose once you get in the coveted salon seat. Will you go lighter or darker? Do you want highlights or lowlights? Which colour will suit your best? Do you just need your roots touching up or will you go bold with something new? As with your haircut style, now's the time to figure it out. Always protect your hair colour with colour safe shampoo and conditioner like our products at Abyssian Haircare.
No matter which post-lockdown look you'll opt for during your first salon trip, it's important to keep your hair protected and healthy. Our products are free from dyes, sulphates, parabens, and so much more. As always and especially now, stay safe, stay home, stay protected, and we can't wait for you to share pictures on social media of your salon-styled hair. Show us how you're getting your hair ready for that first appointment.
Photo credits: Taisiia Shestopal, @jasmindrx