Who cares about doing the hair during a pandemic? You are not a celebrity who needs to look at their best no matter what. But wait! What about taking an online class, joining an office meeting through a Zoom call, or doing a video chat with anyone?
Even if you are taking a break from everything, don’t worsen this isolation period by staying in a disheveled state. Amid all the uncertainties, taking care of yourself, such as doing a small hair makeover, can act as a tonic to keep your head.
Tips to Maintain Your Hair During a Lockdown
These tips about fixing your hair at home do not involve any intricate tricks or exclusive products. You can maintain them by using some basic tools and regular hair care products available around you.
1# Bang the Bangs
Not literally, of course. What can be a better time to experiment with bangs when you are social distancing? If it goes wrong, you can just pretend that it has never happened.
It’ll be easier if you already have bangs because making a jump from no bangs to bangs is too much for an amateur hairdresser. If you still wanna try, spray water on the hair and brush it before cutting. Then cut a little and style the way you want to. You can repeat this process until getting the desired length. Otherwise, you can accidentally cut them too short.
Are you into long-layered bangs? Look here to get loads of cute and effortless styles.
2# Do Trimming
This will keep your hair healthy and prevent the growth of split ends. To get the best result, don’t use the scissors you use for everything, from cutting the Amazon boxes to papers and scotch tapes. Get a pair of hairdressing scissors, and it’s fine even if they are cheap.
While going on with these makeshift trimming sessions, don’t forget about the health of your hair. Feed it with nourishment and moisturizer by using a leave-in conditioner. Apply it to towel-dry hair and then blow-dry to groom as you want. This little hair care ritual will prevent split ends and keep the hair in a good condition until the next salon visit.
3# Dye It
Coloring the hair is a bit tricky, but again, this is a good time for experiments. Have you ever wanted to dye your hair with fuchsia or have a few bright yellow streaks but never had the confidence to do that? Do it now but use good-quality products, not the boxed coloring kits available at Target or CVS.
4# Wash Less
Frequent washes create frizz and quicken breakage of hair. Skip a day or two if you can and use dry shampoo to prevent odor and remove grease and sweat from the hair. Also, don’t forget to add a pre-shampoo before taking a shower to prevent hair damage.
5# Be Adventurous
Why not? You are in a quarantine, which sounds like the best time to get out of your comfort zone. Even if it goes wrong, there’s enough time to fix it before facing the outside world.
So, if you want to cut your bangs or do experiments with your widow’s peak, this is the time. You can even go one step forward and shave the head. It may take several years to get the hair to grow back to the previous length, but having no hair is so liberating. Think of the time and costs you can save on grooming and hair care products!
Impulsive cutting or dying hair to cope up with a personal crisis has always been a thing, especially in TV and movies. Don’t believe me? Look at Sydney Novak in I Am Not Okay with This or Mulan in Mulan. When this isolation is stressing all of us in different ways, following these simple tips can provide the much-needed distraction with the bonus of taking care of your hair.