When the very first set of mandatory lockdowns happened, it’s safe to say our haircare routines, well for most of us, took a nose dive. On behalf of those of us that indulge in a salon visit however often for a simple shampoo service to a professional use only chemical relaxer or hair colour job, everything was topsy turvy in our world. And I mean EVERYTHING. We had to learn to do it ourselves and we had to learn quickly.
We did a quick sweep of all the various tips and tricks shared by the pro’s , the influencers and just the general public discovering as they went along of just how they managed to keep it all together and here are our top 5 (in no particular order)
1. Never use regular shampoo to rinse out a relaxer or permanent hair dyes.
One of the most at-home-haircare routine to come out of the 2020 quarantines was relaxing our hair (women) or retouching our greys (everybody) . Hard enough if you’re doing it solo but extremely damaging if you do not have the right products. Now – the good thing is most relaxer or hair dye kits comes with instructions and pretty much all the products and tools you will need. HOWEVER – if you had a little tub of relaxer laying around or a tube of colour please please ensure you at the VERY least have a Zimii Neutralizing Shampoo and Normalizing Rinse to avoid cause major damage and hair loss. You have been warned.
2. Apply Styling products from root to tip.
Pretty straight forward. To achieve your best styles from root to tip – you need to apply your styling products from root to tip. Regular hair maintenance would focus on the ends of your hair or the scalp but for styling – root to tip thats key !
3. Sloppy wet hair is a good place to start styling.
Sloppy wet hair is the only sloppy we absolutely love. Why ? Because water is the best hydrator and styling assistant as it helps to evenly distribute your styling product allowing for consistent results in your styles.
4. Dandruff Cream Ointment > Dandruff Shampoos
Both are pretty good but shampoos are rinsed out and creams get to stay on and work longer and gives longer relief from flakes and itches. So which would you rather ? We’re super partial to the Top Brass Anti-Dandruff Cream (The Best !)
5. Heat Styling 101 – Too Hot to Handle ?
Don’t spare coins with your heat stylers. You want to ensure you have the ability to regular the temperature when using a blow dryer or flat iron. The general rule is normal hair can be styled at 180 degrees celsius, while thick, coarse hair would need a temperature of about 200 degrees celsius. And – always alway always prep your hair for heat styling with our Zimii Thermal Sheen Booster or Thermal Sheen 2-in-1 Treatment and Fab 5 Hair Polish.