You’ve already got massively grey roots, so it can’t get any worse, can it?
Ha, we kid. We’re not trying to put your locks in any greater danger! That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of ways to totally mess with your mane, without anyone ever knowing.
Keep reading for five reversible ways to experiment with your hair during quarantine.
1. Wear It Air-Dried
If you have no clue what your locks look like au naturel, you’re not alone. Fresh from the shower, we’re busting out the blow drier, throwing our hair in a bun or doing something else to “do” our hair.
That’s why now’s the perfect time to give your hair a break. No need for hot tools or tugging at the strands. Let those locks roam free and air-dried. For all you know, you may like the effortless outcome and could quite possibly find yourself a new look for later.
2. Follow an Intense Updo Tutorial
Whether your prom was canceled this year, you want to relive your glory days or you simply just feel like getting dolled up solo (and there’s nothing wrong with that!), your formal hair affair is just one YouTube or Instagram click away!
TBH, we’ve all wanted to master those ridiculously over-the-top updos, even if we’d only wear one to a wedding or the aforementioned school dance. With plenty of time on your hands, impress your fam by strutting down the staircase in sweats and some glam twists.
3. Play With Wash-Out Hair Dye or Temporary Color Sprays
In the words of your colorist, “Do not dye your hair out of a box!” If there’s one hair rule across the board amid quarantine, this seems to be it. But there’s absolutely zero harm in playing around with temporary color. In fact, just writing that out makes it sound kind of fun.
You could host a virtual temporary hair dye party via Zoom, and have you and your pals all reveal their new looks. This is your chance to go for something wild and crazy that you’ve always wanted to try. Even if it takes two weeks to come out, that’s plenty of time, given our current conditions.
4. Attempt to Give Your Hair Salon-Level Waves
Learning how to mimic your hairdresser’s magical wave abilities takes massive time and patience—typically somethings none of us have. The present is another story. We have more time and willingness than ever to watch a YT tutorial, check out how-to videos posted by curling iron companies, or even follow our own step-by-step guide to mastering the salon-level curl.
5. Follow a Blowout Tutorial on YouTube or IG
Welp! We saved the most challenging portion of this list for last. Successful at-home blowouts—the ones that make you look fresh from Drybar—are few and far between. Mind you, this is much different from the curls mentioned above. This is you mastering the use of a brush and a blow drier, and depending on how much hair you have, it can be massively time-consuming and tough. But with plenty of hours to spare, now’s your chance to really master the art!