Now that things are limping back to normal after the second wave of covid-19 in the country and most of us are pepped to be stepping out after a long hiatus, it is imperative to protect our hair from the scorching heat. Since the salons are also now open, it will also be a good idea to visit one and pamper your mane with that much-needed styling and grooming. All About Jaipur spoke to a few hair experts from the city to get some insights related to trending hairstyles, haircuts and hair care tips for the season.
Protect your hair
Creative Head of Geetanjali Salon, Ammy Malengzza suggests choosing proper hair conditioners that contain sunscreen to shield your hair from harmful UV rays. “As the sun dries out your mane, ensure you hydrate your hair and apply leave-in products. Go for the one that suits your hair and don’t forget to use a hair mask every time you wash your hair. Make sure the conditioner and mask are also loaded with moisture and go easy on heating rods and irons”, he advises.
To get rid of the build-up and sweat in your hair, Natasha Singh Chauhan — a professional hairstylist and founder of Tangerine Boutique Salon, suggests using a detox shampoo at least once a week or for every alternate wash. “Deep conditioning and masks are important. Oiling is a great option too but should only be done half an hour prior to washing your hair. Overnight oiling can lead to clogged pores and should be avoided”, she says while sharing a word of caution.
Tie it Up
Owing to the heat, women mostly prefer to tie their hair during summers. One can, however, try different hairstyles like sleek high ponytails, top knots, messy buns, side braids, braided buns, french braids, fish braids, among others. “A half-crown braid keeps the sweat away from the scalp”, suggests Ammy.
Giving a great tip to make these hairstyles fun and unique, Natasha suggests using different hair accessories like colorful scrunchies and hair bands.
“Headscarves and designer clips are other accessories one can experiment with”, points out Celebrity Make-Up Artist & Founder of Style N Scissors, Ritu Deswal.
Short is Cool
“There is no denying that women are now more experimental with their hair lengths and are comfortable sporting short hairdos”, says Natasha. She suggests bob, shag and shoulder-length haircuts for the season.
Adding to this hair expert, Ritu Deswal says short tapered cut, textured layers, invisible layers and long bangs are also quite in. For those looking to experiment with their hair colour, she recommends toffee tones, soft balayage, root highlights, Alice bands, copper as well as silver hues.
“Short hairstyles not only look chic and cool but are also easier to maintain than long hair. Short hairstyles are ideal for women from all age groups, especially for those who have fine to the medium thickness of hair. A short hairstyle can enhance many face shapes and also frame your face perfectly”, tells Ammy.
Here’s a quick salon checklist to protect against Covid-19
– Make a prior appointment and visit at the given time to avoid crowding at salons.
– Wear a mask at all times and use sanitizer and surface disinfectant spray frequently.
– Call and enquire about the safety precautions being taken in your salon such as disposable sheets, regular sanitization, temperature checks of staff and clients etc.
– If required, carry your own towel.
– After returning from the salon make sure to take a bath and wear a clean pair of clothes.
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