These upkeep tips and on-trend style ideas will about guarantee an excellent hair day for your big return.
If you have been performing from home for the past year+, going back to the office post-pandemic may need a touch of a back-to-school vibe. But rather than returning to class with new shoes and freshly sharpened pencils, you're reentering a world of device gossip, sad desk lunches, and sweaty subway (or stressful car) commutes.
Granted, returning to office life should not be all scary news: Your big comeback is that the perfect time to form a serious public statement together with your look, says NYC-based hair stylist and Redken ambassador Rodney Cutler. "I have noticed that my clients are far more open [to trying out new styles]," he explains. "We have definitely seen several clients who want to reinvent themselves."
Start by Perfecting Your Regular Hair Care Routine
Switched up your hair routine during the course of the pandemic? That definitely impacted the health of your hair, for better or for worse, says Cutler. While he notes that a lot of folks embraced their natural texture and stayed faraway from damaging hot tools over the past several months, many others colored their hair with box dyes and wore frequent ponytails and tight buns (all which may contribute to breakage), says Cutler.
If you made a drastic color swap to your strands reception (say, moving from blonde to dark brunette or vice versa), you'll pay a price, Cutler warns. "It's not that the colour is necessarily getting to destroy your hair. it is the process of getting you back to where you were which will sometimes be the challenge."
For control , Cutler suggests switching to products with reparative benefits. which doesn't necessarily mean a leave-in weekly treatment. He says that your best bet is finding a shampoo and conditioner pair which will bring intense moisture to your hair in your regular cleansing routine.
As for Cutler's other suggestions for minimizing damage, try limiting how often you pull your hair back, and choosing a hair tie made with a mild material (e.g. silk) once you do. He also recommends avoiding washing your hair a day and instead waiting a couple of days between washes or maybe longer if you've got curly hair, since shampooing are often stripping and drying.
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