Brushing your hair isn’t just about looking presentable – it improves circulation (bringing nutrients to your hair) and helps to remove product build-up, dirt and dry skin. Knots are a fast-track to breakage, especially when the hair is brushed from root to tip. Instead, brush downwards starting near the ends – only move your brush higher when that section is fully detangled.
How to care for your hair in isolation (without spending more time on it)
We may be dedicating more time than ever to some bits of our beauty routine – hello, 10-step Korean skincare routine – but we’re definitely neglecting others. We get it – washing, blow-drying and styling your hair feels pretty pointless when the only people who’ll see it are your flatmates (and they’ve seen you in far worse states). And anyway, you’re not doing your hair any damage, right? Well, it turns out, you might be. Here’s how to take care of your hair (without sacrificing any Netflix-time).
By Beth Ludolf