As we entered 2020, nobody could have predicted that the UK was going to go into lock down just a few months later. The latest regulations and government advice have left hair salons, like ours, having to close their doors. This has meant our clients have been left with cancelled appointments. We have had lots of calls and emails from our clients wondering just what to do and how to care for their hair during coronavirus.
In this blog post we share some top tips for hair care during coronavirus. There are some things we will recommend that you start doing, and some things that we would definitely recommend against.
For example, if you have coloured hair and will be missing your next hair colour appointment, then do not reach for the box dye. Remember when you first had your hair coloured with us? We did a 48 hour colour test with you. This is because people can have allergies against hair colour. It is essential these test take place. Yet, with a box dye this is not always possible.
Our hair colourists are also qualified and fully trained. They have had hair colour training. This means they can select the right colour for you based on your current hair colour. An image of your hair colour on the side of the box won’t tell you the condition of your hair, the thickness of your hair or how the colour will turn out.
Box dyes can also damage the condition of your hair. We use the best quality hair colours at our salon. We also have other hair care treatments that ensure your hair is protected during the colouring. Colouring your hair can damage the condition of your hair. This is even more likely when you dye your hair at home.
If you are worried about roots, we would recommend you reach for a touch-up root spray. These can be the perfect saviour for your hair and roots. The spray will instantly cover any roots, but it will also rinse straight off when your hair is washed.
Without a regular trim you may find you get spilt ends or your hair becomes frizzy. We would highly recommend that you use this time to nourish your hair with hair masks. Ideally once or twice a week, a hair mask will give your hair the nourishment it really needs.
Less people are seeing you while you are on lock down, so try and avoid the heated tools. Give your hair a break from heated tools and allow your hair to dry naturally for a while. If you want to keep longer hair out of your face reach for a soft scrunchie instead of elastic hair bands as these can cause damage to your hair.
Please contact us by email if you would like some more top tips for hair care during coronavirus. Our dedicated hair stylists are currently based at home, but happy to answer any queries you may have.