As we try to adjust to the second lockdown of 2020, I say we make the most of it! if the first lockdown taught us anything, it’s that staying indoors doesn’t mean everything in our lives have to be put on hold. Virtual is the new way.
Keeping in mind that we won’t be able to visit our beauty and hair salon for the next month or longer, or even have our favourite hairdresser come over and take care of our hair, not to worry. We have streamlined useful tips to keep your hair healthy at home.
Read on to find four great hair tips from celebrity hairdresser George Northwood, famous for being a close ally of the Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle and styling her hair for the royal wedding. He’s also the man Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley all swear by when it comes to their hair.
- Leave Your Hair to Air-Dry
“After the first lockdown, I noticed a massive improvement in the condition of a lot of my clients’ hair,” George reveals. “Part of it was due to the lack of heat and straighteners as people stopped straightening and drying their hair as much and allowed it to air-dry instead which is so good for your hair. It meant that hair has become a lot less dry and frizzy.” That goes to say, when you wash your hair, leaving it to air-dry is a healthy option.
- Use a Clarifying Shampoo to Remove Product Build Up
According to George, if you’re using a lot of shampoos and hair masks to combat dry hair, they can lead to a lot of buildup on your hair and scalp. This makes your hair feel and look quite heavy. He recommends using a scalp cleansing, clarifying shampoo once a week to get that “light, youthful feeling back into your hair.”
- Go Natural on the Home Colour
“A mistake a lot of people made first-time round was to home-dye their hair too dark,” says George. “If your roots are out of control and need working on, then try to avoid the temptation to go wild with your colour. Focus on the areas that need it, like the hairline and parting, and leave the rest of your hair. Dyeing your hair too dark or with too much red will make it harder to shift afterwards as you have to use bleach. It’s better to use a lighter shade and then your hairdresser can easily colour correct post-lockdown
- Don’t Go Wild on the Home Cutting
If you didn’t manage to get a trim before this lockdown, and it goes on longer than a month, you may be tempted to give yourself a cut at home. George recommends if you must absolutely cut your hair yourself, avoid being too bold or brave with the cut, as it will take longer to get it back to normal on the other side. “There are a lot of good YouTube videos showing people how to trim their hair at home,” says George. “I made one with Alexa Chung for my YouTube channel of her cutting her hair which was really popular and helpful.” His advice? “Just trim the very ends – follow the haircut that was there already. Or even better still, just cut the front, the bits that you can see on Zoom. Leave the back for when you can go back to see a professional.”
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