Can’t get to the hairdresser? Don’t fret as we have some easy, at-home tips you can do to keep your tresses healthy, stylish and smelling divine during lockdown.
- Firstly, now is the time to take a break from washing your locks. Daily shampooing removes the natural oils from your hair that nourish the strands. Experts agree that daily washing can be drying and damaging to your hair, especially as many shampoos contain harsh chemicals such as sulphates.
- It can often take a while for hair to adjust to your new washing regime, so use lock down as your opportunity to leave your mane greasy without any social judgement, and soon you’ll find your hair simply won’t need washing as much. Plus, your colour will likely last longer too.
- With unwashed locks currently acceptable, that doesn’t mean you need to feel unattractive. Simply reach for a dry shampoo to add a bit of oomph between weekly washes, or spritz with La Brûmée hair mist. Choose between three scents of almond and orange blossom, aloe vera and water lily or apricot and pomegranate, for an instant natural fragrance revival at home. All fragrances are 100% natural, plus they’re cruelty free and vegan.
- Unable to get to the salons means that DIY at-home hair masks are now an ever-popular choice. Honey, avocado and coconut oil are all kitchen cupboard ingredients that naturally nourish locks, while green tea helps to soothe an irritated scalp and egg white is believed to reduce grease. Find some fabulous home hair mask recipes from here.
- Headscarves and oversized hair bands are definitely (and luckily) on the spring/summer hair trend list. These saviours can hide a multitude of sins, from greasy locks to grown out roots to styles that need an SOS shape. The bigger and bolder the better, as this is an easy fashion statement to make while chilling at home in your loungewear. They instantly bring your style status up a few notches while concealing any terrible tresses.
- Exploring cutting hair at home? While it’s probably best advised to try to wait until after lock down to have your hair cut professionally, it might be a case of needs must. Plus, let’s be honest, how quickly are we actually going to be able to book an appointment with the onslaught hairdressers are going to receive once they re-open? So if you do need to give your tresses a trim until you can meet with your hair guru, there are some fabulous videos on YouTube that give you step-by-step haircare guides, and how to cut hair at home. But there’s one rule you must stick to before you start; invest in a pair of proper, razor-sharp scissors. Put the kitchen scissors down, sister! Oh, and always cuts less than you think. You can always take off more afterwards, but you can’t do much about it once it’s gone.
We love this guide showing three ways to cut your own straight hair and this easy peasy way to create layers with a high ponytail. And for those who are feeling brave (and potentially with time to allow it to grow out before being seen) you could follow this video to try a new bob.
Text: Laura Barrett