This has been a worrying time for many with tough measures to tackle COVID-19 which means that many are in self-isolation, working from home, or have been left without work. It’s trying times, but it’s still important to keep some degree of normality. Even in normal life, some people think beauty routines are a waste of energy and resources. In a pandemic, you figure out which ones are worth the trouble.
We are strong believers in creating a beauty routine and ensuring self-care is a priority. It can be a challenge at the moment, so having some normality, such as a beauty regime morning and night, can help you maintain a degree of normal during this time. The last luxury many people rushed out to get done before committing to an indeterminate period of isolation was getting their roots coloured. It feels silly to be concerned about hair, among all the other, more pressing fears about food supplies and job stability and the safety of elderly parents. But as I have heard from friends and watched people on social media, I found they were doing similar things: going to the barber/hairdresser, getting acrylic nails filled in or removed, making one last appointment to get their eyebrows threaded, eyelash maintenance or buying clippers to fend for themselves.
During these times of uncertainty and isolation, it’s important that we all look after ourselves. You may be dreading the thought of not being able to get into the salon during shut down, but we can help you maintain your hair, skin and nails at home!
1.) Deep Condition your hair
“This is the perfect time to give your hair a bit of a rest from your usual six to eight week colour. Use this time to nourish your hair as much as you can. Hair masks, treatments and deep conditioning will be key. That way as soon as you can jump back in the salon your hair will be stronger than ever.” A hair mask can’t repair your dead ends, but it can give your hair a needed boost of hydration. If you’re looking to invest in one, try the fan-favourite Brasil Cacau Deep Conditioning Mask, which claims to replenish moisture and protect against future damage. Get maximum hydration with frizz reduction, while accentuating the straightening effect.
2.) Hair Treatment
As our normal fast-paced lives slow down and we are forced to spend more time at home, it’s the perfect time to dive into self-care. Take care of your hair with treatments and masks for a quick pick-me-up for instant results. MaxCare Argan Oil Morocco Color Protect Silky Oil whether you’re after intense hydration, something that repairs or helps to smooth the hair, or a wearable, daily treatment. Argan Oil helps fight against UV rays, maintain hair color as its peak. Enriched with Morocco oil, orange flower oil, water soluble protein, rosemary and other micro-molecule plant essential oil, to supplement refining protein to hair while deeply repairing dry or damaged hair, as a daily, wearable treatment or Lockdown for a leave in, smoothing treatment. Applying a hair mask once a week can improve your hair texture drastically. Healthy and moisturised hair is less likely to knot and tangle, so along with regular conditioning, try a weekly hair mask or deep conditioning. Hair masks will hydrate and smooth your dry cuticles, leaving your locks silky and soft. Some of the most effective ingredients that can transform your hair texture within a few weeks by using organic ingredients formulated with rich organic extracts and natural oils. We recommend to apply INSIGHT Protective Mask to wet hair, distributing evenly and leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes.
3.) Choose natural haircare Shampoo & Conditioner
A change in weather calls for a change to your shampoo and conditioner. In winter opt for a shampoo and conditioner designed to keep your hair hydrated. Choose gentle, hydrating products that include natural organic ingredients. When it comes to picking the right INSIGHT hair care, you will find there are different formulations not just for hair type, but also for the different hair concerns. As such, you can find a Shampoo & Conditioner according to the level of damage or type of hair concern. INSIGHT has an extensive range of Shampoo / Conditioner formulations to match your hair care needs, to help you create your own daily ritual of healthy living for self-care. They’re also vegan and sulphate-free, parabens-free, allergens-free, silicones-free & synthetic colourants-free.
4.) Try self-tanning
While a professional spray tan is always an excellent idea in theory, in practice it’s so much easier (and cheaper) to get that faux glow at home. You’re likely not having many face-to-face interactions these days and for those that happen over a video chat, your virtual appearance does not need to be top-notch. But if you’re someone who feels their best with the glow of a tan, don’t let the current news cycle discourage you from it. Or if you’re someone who wants to finally try self- tanning but you’ve always been afraid of it, now is the time to experiment.
5.) Give yourself a Manicure or Pedicure
You don’t have to be a professional nail technician to groom your fingers and toes—just some basic tools that you may already have at home, like a nail file and clippers. With everyone staying in and businesses closing for the time being, luxuries like getting your nails done go right out the window. Part of self-care routine is to have fresh nails, so to help everyone feel normal, buy yourself some at-home manicure products. Thanks to Gelish Complete Starter Kit and a variety of Morgan Taylor Lacquer, you can choose your favourite shade. We even have a UV Lamp – 2 Hand – Be Shyne Gel Color UV Nail Lamp to help you with the finishing results.
6.) Hair Care & Styling Routine
After washing gently squeeze excess water from hair, then blot dry hair with a towel rather than rubbing it and avoid twisting water out of your hair as this can also lead to breakage. When your hair is still damp reach for INSIGHT Styling oil NON OIL or liquid crystals and distribute through your strands, —this will help to keep the frizz at bay! Use a soft towel to dry hair, the softer the towel the gentler it is on your hair, keeping hair cuticles flat rather than roughing them up. If you need to blow dry your hair, when you dry your hair, put it on the cool setting & hold-distance it away to protect hair. That mysterious COOL Shot Button on your hairdryer helps seal the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. Cool shot is also great to lock in curls and to get more volume at the crown.
It’s about people trying to control what they can, because the reality is, we can’t control this virus. Home hair dyes and YouTube beauty tutorials are not the way to solve a global crisis. But maybe, while that global crisis rages on, you can solve your hair. It’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves, practice self-care at home and stay safe without losing it.