How to Care For Your Hair During the Lockdown
By Emy Hassan, Apr 8 2020 10:21AM
If you’re one of my lovely salon regulars, you’ll know that recently I had to make the heart-breaking decision to temporarily close the doors after the government ordered certain businesses to shut down.
While I’m missing you all so much, and no doubt your hair is missing me, the most important thing is for us all to stay safe and well while the coronavirus is continuing to spread.
But I know that a lot of you will be worrying about what state your hair is going to be in by the time the lockdown is over, so that’s why I’m putting some blogs together to help you out with some of my tried and tested tips and tricks.
In this blog, I want to talk about how to care for your hair during the lockdown.
If your hair is coloured
I know that many of you who have coloured hair are going to panicking right about now, but please don’t reach for the box dye when you’re in the supermarket. If your hair already has a colour on, or you have highlights, adding a colour on top can spell trouble. You might end up with a completely different colour from what you were expecting, and you could ruin your hair in the process. Don’t do anything that’s going to cost you a lot of time and money to undo when this is all over.
If you’re concerned about roots coming through, try a root-retoucher as a temporary measure, otherwise, protect and preserve your colour by using sulphate-free products that are tailored for coloured hair.
Don’t be tempted to chop your hair yourself
I know it’s tough when your hair is at that ‘in-between’ stage or you have raggy split ends, but please try and have a little patience. There are plenty of ways you can disguise the fact that your hair needs a cut from trying different hairstyles to wearing nice hair accessories.
Use this time to get your hair in prime condition
If you don’t actually have to go anywhere and you aren’t about to jump on a Zoom chat with the boss, it’s the perfect time to use products like hair masks and leave them on for a longer period of time than you usually would so they can work their magic.
A good hair mask will hydrate and nourish the hair so it’s in great condition for your next colour or hair treatment. If you’ve been following my Facebook page you will have seen that I recently shared a recipe for a hair mask that will give your locks some goodness.
Emy’s natural hair mask
What you’ll need:
Organic coconut milk
What to do:
Blend the ingredients to make a paste.
Wash your hair with shampoo in warm water to open the cuticles.
Towel dry to remove excess moisture.
Apply the mask all over your hair.
Wrap your hair in a plastic cap and leave the mask on for at least 30 minutes.
Rinse the hair thoroughly and style as usual.
Your hair should look and feel gorgeous and healthy. Try to let your hair dry naturally wherever you can too; a break from using heat will do it the world of good…. after all we have no where to go just yet!
Hair Integration systems
I know some of you will be panicking about your much needed maintenance when your systems become to loose, a great item to have if you do not want to remove your system is bobby pins, sliding these between the mesh and your own hair will keep it in place longer.
For people who would rather remove their systems please join our private Facebook page THC Hair Fairy”s where I have posted videos on how to sew clips temporarily onto your hair system so you can clip it on and off, the group is only open to my existing clients with hair replacement systems and extensions and no one else will be able to see whats posted in there.
Hopefully these tips help. I’m missing you all and I hope to see you all again soon!