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Skip the Salon: Easy At-Home Hair Care Tips

Skip the Salon: Easy At-Home Hair Care Tips

In a midnight address, the president announced that Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, and Laguna will revert to the “modified enhanced community quarantine” (MECQ). This requires residents in these areas to stay at home until August 18 in an effort to help an already overworked, understaffed healthcare system that has forced medical professionals to pull double duties. 

This also means establishments that reopened in the last couple of weeks will have to close down once again. But just because you’ll have to reschedule that hair appointment you just got, doesn’t mean your hair should “suffer.”

We’ve compiled expert tips on how to care for those locks with salon-style treatments at home.

Become an expert colorist with Youtube tutorials.

A box of professional hair dye is only a swipe away on your Shopee or Lazada app. If you’re worried about coloring your hair at home, several online tutorials will guide you through the process — you even get expert tips from professional colorists! 

Read the instructions on the box carefully and watch the video beforehand to prevent mishaps.

Treat damaged hair with pantry staples.

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You don’t have to visit the salon to treat dry or lifeless hair. Just go to your kitchen and gather some pantry staples for your at-home treatment. 

Use apple cider vinegar to treat dry hair.

Apple cider vinegar is rich with vitamin E and argan oil, perfect for nourishing and softening dry and brittle hair. The liquid is also helpful in stripping your hair of product buildup that can’t be washed away with shampoo. 

How to Use: Mix two parts apple cider vinegar with one part lukewarm water in a bowl. Dip a cotton ball or a clean sponge in the mixture. Pat the wet cotton ball or sponge onto your scalp before moving it down to the lengths and ends of your hair. Once your hair is covered, wrap it in a towel for 20 minutes before rinsing it with water. 

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Use bananas to breathe life back into your hair.

Bananas are packed with nutrients, including potassium. Additionally, the fruit contains mineral silica. This encourages collagen production which is essential in growing stronger and thicker hair. 

How to Use: Chop a couple of ripe bananas before blending them with half a cup of coconut milk. Coat your hair completely with the mixture. Then, wrap it up in a towel and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing the mixture off with water. 

Working from home is not an excuse to look sloppy, especially when you have frequent Zoom calls with your colleagues. Take the time before your shift starts to get ready. Do your usual routine as if you were going to the office. Aside from helping you wake up for the day, this can improve your productivity at work.  

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