By Winnie The Fashionista | Apr 03, 2020
Recent events have made it clear that we need to know how to wash and style our own hair at home. Due to the COVID-19 virus (Since December 2019, we’re avoiding salons for our safety and that of others. If your country is on lockdown, you are definitely not going anywhere. Staying home 24/7 comes with its share of crazies. However, apart from running out of things to do and running after kids, there’s the positive side of it. You will come to do the things you never do when you work full-time! For instance discovering that you are a master organizer and expert cook. You might also discover that you are a champion cornrow-er…If there is such a word. How can you take care of your hair at home?
Now that you have loads of time on your hands, this is your time to show your hair who’s the boss. You have free reign to wash and deep condition once a week since you’re not bogged down with daily responsibilities or work and being out and about. Make sure to pre-shampoo using the African pride Moisture Pre-shampoo then wash follow up with the African Pride Moisture Miracle Shampoo. You can switch up the conditioners. Use a moisturizing conditioner in rotation with a protein conditioner if you see your hair breaking.
Time to take down those protective styles and let your hair be free. No wearing weaves or wigs while we’re home unless you just had them installed. There is a freedom that comes with being extension-free. Your scalp and edges get to rest before your next hairstyle. Embrace your open hair or chunky braids/flat twists as you wait for the storm to pass. Because it will pass.
Now that you have time on your hands, do moisturize every 3 days. Use the 3 step regimen: African Pride Olive Oil miracle leave-in conditioner then apply the African Pride Curling Cream with Shea Butter & Flaxseed Oil and finish off with the African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil Twist your hair or make some chunky braids the put your hair away in a silk bonnet. You are now ready to take on the TV and your daily house chores.
Maybe you’ve been on lockdown for too long and can’t go out for supplies or there ARE no supplies in stores? Time to go into DIY overdrive. Use the ingredients in your kitchen as hair care. If it’s good enough for your body, it’s good enough for your hair! For instance, use your apple cider vinegar and baking soda to wash your hair. We wrote about how you can do it here. Use your cooking coconut oil as a pre-shampoo or as oil to keep your hair nourished every 3 days. You could also try the water-only washing method. No product? No problem. You’ve got this.
We are hoping the existing situation ends sooner rather than later. Our hearts go out to our wonderful readers and especially those who have been affected or infected. Stay strong and stay informed.
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