Stuck in self-isolation? Use this time for self-care.

Self-isolation? Well then, maybe it’s time for a little self-care? Get started with a new mask or maybe even use this time to master that oh-so-tricky Dutch braid.

While self-isolation will help protect you against the virus, what do you do when the cabin fever hits after socially distancing yourself for a while? Well, we think the answer is pretty simple. Take advantage of this time to just do you. Give yourself that extra care you’ve been needing. Here are 5 suggestions on how you can do just that:

 

 

1. Healthy you = healthy hair

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What you eat can have a huge effect on the health of your hair. We know it’s tempting to snack on endless amounts of crisps while binge-watching Netflix (we’re all guilty of this), but try to choose healthier snacks. This will help ensure you get the nutrients you need, because when you’re not, hair can lose its shine and become brittle. Hair growth can even slow down! So remember, a healthy you equals healthy hair.

 

2. Catch up on masking

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Applying a treatment mask to your hair is something that many people struggle with. Why? There’s just no time! Well, in self-isolation you have plenty of time. Applying a hair mask 1 – 2 times a week is vital for really healthy, strong, shiny locks. Do you want ad-worthy hair? This is a key factor in getting it.

A high-intensity hair mask that we absolutely love is the Dove Intense Repair Treatment Mask. This product nourishes the hair with every use. Which is great because that means it leaves hair up to 10x more resilient against everyday breakage.

But what if your hair isn’t really brittle, it just has flyaways? We have the perfect recommendation. Try out the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask. With keratin protein and nourishing marula oil, you’ll thank us when you see just how smooth your hair can be.

 

3. Wash your hair — and your hands too

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Unhealthy snacks are not the only temptation when staying at home for long periods of time. It can be so easy to slip up on your wash day routine, because well, nobody is going to see you anyway. But we maintain that you should wash your hair regularly regardless. And while you’re at it, be sure to wash your hands even more frequently too!

If you are cleansing your locks on a less frequent basis, you should use a deep-cleansing shampoo. This will prevent build-up. The TRESemmé Deep Cleansing Shampoo is a great option for just that.

 

4. Try out those infamous hairstyles

braids to try in self-isolation double dutch braid
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You know those hairstyles that look super cute but no matter how you try, you just can’t seem to get it right? Well, practice makes perfect – and now you have plenty of time to practice as much as you need. We’re talking dutch braids, box braids, the perfect messy bun, that complicated updo you saw once on a YouTube tutorial… What a silver lining to self-isolation.

 

5. Keep calm, carry on, and don’t cut your own hair

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Whatever you do, stay away from the scissors!

 

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