As lock down continues, I know many of you are tempted to give your hair a quick tidy up whether that be a trim or a touch of fresh colour. I'm here to tell you, no, beg you... don't do it.
Any drastic changes to your hair should always be left to an expert, however, I've put together my top lock down hair tips to help you manage and care for your hair until salons are able to open again.
1. You do not need to wash your hair every day.
Give your hair a break during this period and allow oils to build up and moisturise your hair naturally.
You'll get longer out of your hair without it going greasy.
2. Use masks and treatments you don't normally have time to leave on.
My top recommended product is the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer or natural masks like olive oil and coconut oil. Leaving a regular conditioner on longer doesn't really do much, it just smooths the cuticle making hair feel soft and smooth but doesn't actually help the condition.
3. When tying hair up, don't tie too tight and avoid using elastic bands.
The face lift pony tail is no. Too much tension on the hair can cause weakening and snapping.
The spiral stretchy bobbles are the most gentle or good old fashioned scrunchies
4. Give your hair a break from heated tools such as straighteners and curlers.
Let's face it, we don't need to be looking our best right now for eating, sleeping, repeating anyway, right? Try the wet hair in plaits trick and once dry leaves you with beachy waves
5. Don't use home dye kits
Just don't. These are not the same as professional colours and can cause damage to your hair, scalp and colour. Give your hair a break and your hairdresser will sort it as soon as they can.
Trust me, you'll be glad you waited, plus, you'll pay a lot more for colour correction than you will a root touch up.