How to Care for your Hair in Lockdown

Easy haircare tips how to look after your hair health

Hey Owlets,

It doesn't matter what photo I post, someone will always comment on my hair. I can't lie, I do use it as a bit of a safety blanket, and if my hair looks good then I feel good. However, now we're in lockdown my hair is getting greasy twice as fast (is anyone else finding this?) and my roots have grown out so much it looks like I'm back to my old ombre hairstyle, so I thought now might be a good time to discuss how to look after your hair while we're in quarantine.

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Easy haircare tips how to look after your hair health

Don't use heat

I know we're always told not to use heat on our hair, but when you're going out and meeting people it's understandable that you want to feel confident and have great hair. A huge part of your hair looking good is that it's healthy, so use this time while you're stuck inside to give your hair a much needed break. If you're bored have a look online for heatless hairstyles and try to work on a routine that you might want to use in the long run, so you can limit the damage to your hair even after lockdown.

Easy haircare tips how to look after your hair health

Avoid the temptation to DIY

I get it, you're stuck in lockdown, fed up and sick of seeing your roots take over your hair, but you'll be doing more harm than good if you try to do your own hair. First of all, unless you're willing to go full bald, cutting your own hair is never a good idea - you'll never be happy with how it looks because you don't have the relevant skills and training, and you're more likely to be over-critical of yourself, even if you did do a good job. Put the scissors down! Secondly, if you normally get your hair dyed in a salon, just embrace your natural colour for a while. Box dyes contain a lot of salt and other chemicals that harm your hair, so as well as not looking as good it will also make it harder for your hairdresser to colour your hair when lockdown is over. 

3. Treat You Hair, during and after lockdown

When you think about looking after yourself, most of us have the basics of skincare mastered - removing makeup, cleansing your skin and making sure you moisturise - but your hair also needs looking after and it will really show when you do. Try to find sulphate-free hair products, as using a shampoo with sulphates in can strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. Using a hair mask once a week is also a great way to keep your hair nourished.  When lockdown is over, try to schedule a hair appointment as soon as you can, because you'll have a lot of split ends and if you leave these they start to travel up and cause more breakage. As you've saved money by not going to the hairdressers in lockdown, now is a good time to treat yourself - if you live up North, this is one of the top hairdressers in Manchester and they should be able to advise you. If not, search in your local area for the most highly recommended salons and ask your stylist what treatment they think you should have. Generally, going for a wash, hair treatment, cut and blow-dry would be a great option for a post-lockdown treat.

Hopefully these quick tips help you to make the best of a difficult situation. I know that not looking the way you would like to is frustrating, but having healthier hair in the long run will be worth it. I've tried to keep these tips broad, so you can do as much or as little as you want to - if you're bored go more in depth, if not just wash your hair, treat it occasionally and let it dry naturally.

What have you been doing to look after your hair in lockdown? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 
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