Lockdown Hair Tips
With lockdown looking to continue for at least a few more weeks, maybe even more with regards to hairdressers working, I thought I would share some of my favourite hair tips with you.
I would first like to start by saying a huge thank you to my existing clientele for being so respectful and not pushing me to do your hair during lockdown. Speaking to other hairdressers I know how much this goes on, and I want to thank you for keeping yourself, your families, me and everyone else safe.
To all the people that have contacted me and asked me to come to their house and cut their hair during this time my answer is no and remains no until it is safe to do so. I would ask you to think about the safety of everyone involved and the fact that we need to protect our amazing NHS before you try and find another hairdresser. As much as I understand the importance of feeling good about yourself right now, it is not worth risking the safety of others over untidy hair.
Take the time to let your hair recover.
We put our hair though a lot, we often blowdry and heat style daily. Whilst there are some fantastic products out there to protect your hair from heat appliances, nothing will be as kind to your hair as giving it a break and letting it detox from all the stress we put it through.
Give your hair some love
There are some amazing treatments out there, one of my favourites is Olaplex No 3. For those of you that don’t use Olaplex it’s a fantastic product that actually fixes broken bonds inside the hair, these bonds may have been damaged by colouring, styling or just everyday wear and tear.
I would recommend doing a weekly treatment. Apply the treatment to damp, towel dried hair and leave for a minimum of 10 minutes (you can leave it in for longer, I’ve plaited my hair whilst the treatment is in and left it overnight many times) you then Shampoo the product out and condition. If possible, leave your hair to dry naturally (especially if no one is going to see it!) to give it a rest from the heat of styling.
Use a root touch up.
I know, we all have them right now, big old roots right down the part of our hair and the temptation to buy a box dye at the supermarket along with your weekly shop is very tempting, HOWEVER… us hairdressers have worked for years perfecting our craft so trust me when I say it’s not as easy as it looks. I won’t bore you with all the science but ask any of my clientele and they will know that even for an all over tint application how many different lotions and potions I get out to make a bespoke colour for them, the other thing to remember is COLOUR CORRECTION IS EXPENSIVE.
With all that in mind try a root touch up instead. A favourite of mine is L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray. This can be bought from many shops (maybe even with your weekly shop!) it will hide your roots and won’t cause any lasting damage to your hair, simply apply to your root area on dry hair and voila hidden roots for that zoom meeting!
Protect your hair from the sun.
Strangely for the UK we are having some pretty nice weather and those of us lucky enough to have an outside space are getting to enjoy it more than we normally would with our normal 9 to 5. Whilst we often remember to put sun cream on our body, we forget about our hair.
The best way to protect your hair by far is to wear a hat (and it will hide those roots too!) but if you don’t want to wear a hat there are some nice sun protector sprays you can get, one that I love is Kérastase Soleil Huile Sirène it’s sun protection that can be used on both wet and dry hair (great for reapplying when you spend the whole day outside). Another thing I love about this product is that it can also help enhance beachy waves when left to dry, meaning no need for a hairdryer or tong.
Stay Safe everyone and I look forward to seeing you on the other side