With salons closed, your hairstyle options are semi-limited. Of course, this is a great time to build up your skillset, whether that means at-home blowouts or DIY braids. While it may be fun to dress up and experiment with a hyper styled look once and awhile — according to (all) the pros, now is a good time to lay off. We checked in with some of the top celebrity hairstylists for their advice on how to care for your hair while you can’t visit the salon. The consensus is to take a break from heat, double up on masks, reduce tension on the hair, and DIY using household items like coconut oil and avocado. Keep it simple and healthy, Mane fam!
“I’m thankful for temporary salon closures and the pause on appointments - taking a united stance to protect the community’s health is KEY. While you’re busy binge-watching the complete Gilmore Girls catalog, errrm, Working From Home, take advantage of the down-time with hair masks (I love the Gisou Honey Infused Hair Mask) and no (or at least less) heat styling. Honestly your dog won’t care if your hair is freshly beach waved. Stay Safe!”
“While salons are closed/not taking appointments, I suggest giving your hair all the TLC while we’re all (should be) isolating. No one's going to be seeing you this week, or the following, so why not put on one of those thick, fix-all hair masks now? As I’m here writing this, I have IGK Offline Hydration mask sitting in my hair. We should all probably be doing this at least 2 times a week while we have the time. Also, not to mention, since you won’t have any co-workers to impress within the next week, it’s probably not a bad idea to lay off the hot tools while you can and give your hair a break”.
“The best way to take care of your hair at a time like this is to do as little as possible. No tension, not too much washing, no styling. We should all take this time to give our hair a "breather". It will really help with overall health, in addition to doing deep conditioning treatments and even hot oil treatments for the curly girls with dry hair.”
“This is the perfect time to nourish our hair and bring those dry ends back to life! Take a break from the blow dryers & hot tools and start masking while we’re spending more time at home. I love to use household items like coconut oil & avocado oil when I run out of my regular conditioning treatments.”
"As we all know, the health and wellbeing of your hair falls upon, us—your hairdressers! The best thing someone can do for their hair during quarantine is to use masks and deep conditioning treatments! Give the hair a break! I love the Hydrate Mask from Authentic Beauty Concept—everything is in the name. It provides hydration, is vegan, paraben, and silicon-free, and is (most importantly) performance-driven!! They not only focus on what goes in but also what they leave out. Relaxing with a hydrating hair mask is the best way to spend this quarantine!"
“If you're someone who is used to getting their hair professionally colored, now is not the time to take things into your own hands. Layering chemicals from a box dye process on top of what your colorist normally does is going to create a mess, especially when this is over, and your colorist is going to have to undo the damage.
While it can be annoying to feel like your hair is a mess, don't make things worse by trying to DIY your haircut. If it doesn't go as well as you hoped, just remember you can't rush to see your stylist to fix it!”
“Now is the time for nurturing in all areas of our lives and this absolutely applies to hair care. The No.3 Hair Perfector by OLAPLEX is super strengthening and easy to use; just apply to damp towel-dried hair and leave in for 10 minutes (or 10 hours) it is NOT a protein so it can never harm hair, just strengthen. Then shampoo/condition with Olaplex N°4 Shampoo & N°5 Conditioner. For a daily treatment use a pea-sized amount of Olaplex N°6 Bond Smoother."