Ladies, long days and even longer nights during your college years, along with stress and weather conditions affect your hair and skin the most. But we are here to help you take care of your mane while you go through life. Here are some haircare essentials that you need to make sure you have a great hair day, all day, every day.
You know how your hair looks amazing when you leave the house, but when you see yourself in the mirror a few hours later, it’s in a mess? Because of external factors - humidity and pollution, to be precise - your hair tends to frizz up during the day. Just carry a travel-sized serum at all times, and apply it at least once or twice through the day, to your hair ends.
POPxo Recommends: Livon Serum (Rs 60)
Washing your hair is the first step to take care of your hair health. If you have a particular hair problem, make sure you are using a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically for that problem. It is there that you win half the battle.
POPxo Recommends:TRESemme Ionic Strength Shampoo, 580ml with TRESemme Ionic Strength Conditioner (Rs 624)
Most of us want to soak in a warm bath and wash our hair with some nice smelling shampoo at the end of a long day. But if you wash your hair more than twice/thrice a week, you strip your hair of its natural oils. That in turn makes your hair drier and more prone to hair fall. Invest in a good dry shampoo instead, and use that when you absolutely must cleanse your hair without really washing it.
POPxo Recommends: BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo (Rs 550)
When we are in a rush and our days are packed, we tend to skip the conditioner (it’s that extra 5 minutes of sleep that you need, we get it). But ladies, if you skip conditioner, your hair follicles and the hair ends specifically suffer painful things. In fact, we suggest you do a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. And each time you use conditioner, keep it on for a minimum of 2-3 minutes before you rinse your mane.
POPxo Recommends: Anatomicals Deep Conditioning Hair Pack (Rs 175)
Just like your grandmother said, oiling your hair is the best way to restore nutrition and strength to your hair. A hot oil massage also regulates blood circulation to the scalp which in turn, aids hair growth. Ideally you need to keep the oil on overnight but if you can’t commit to that, please keep it in for a couple of hours before you wash it.
POPxo Recommends: Parachute Advanced Ayurvedic Hair Oil (Rs 160)
We love experimenting with our hair and heat tools are usually our go-to for a new look. It IS the easiest option to change your look, after all. But here’s the thing - extended exposure to the environment and then the heat tools weaken your hair. While we can’t stop you from using heat styling tools, we are just saying that use a good quality heat protectant product or spray so it isn’t too harmful.
POPxo Recommends: Schwarzkopf Pro Styling Heat Protection Spray (Rs 599)
This is the most important part of your haircare regime. You have to understand that your hair needs a break from time to time so that it can repair itself. We suggest that you go for a hair detox - basically, keep away from heat styling tools and chemicals, and have a good haircare regime in place - every few weeks.
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Masque