How To Deal with Quarantine Hair

By this point you’re probably feeling the torment of being kept away from your salon, and your hair is starting to show it. Just know that’s ok, we’re all feeling it! Us stylists miss you just as much as you miss us, but we WILL be reunited! In the meantime let’s take advantage of this time and use it to get a leg up on hair care — roots, long bangs and all. Here are some tips, tricks and recommendations to get you through those bad hair days:

-House calls are a no-no.You can never be too careful when it comes to the safety of you and your family, as well as your stylist.

-Don’t buy that box dye. It’s tempting, I know! Box dyes contain different chemicals than the products your colorist uses and the results can be unpredictable. Color correction is timely and expensive and it’s not always possible to fully undo a color mistake. Plus, who wants to walk around with that mistake until you can get back into the salon? Instead, try a purple shampoo like Oribe’s Silverati Shampoo to brighten your blonde, or a tinted mask like Christophe Robins’ color masks to freshen your tone. If you have a life sustaining job and are going out to work, try a root cover-up powder or spray, like Oribe’s root touch up spray.

-Use this time to learn a new skill. Those beach waves you’ve always wanted but could never got the hang of with your iron? That braid that you saw in that tutorial? The perfect blow dry technique? Practice makes perfect! Having the right tools helps, too, like this Mason Pearson comb, and Mason Pearson brush for the most manageable hair. 

-Try a new ‘do. Always wanted to air dry but not sure it would look good enough for work? Are velcro rollers actually the secret to better hair days? Should you change your part? Now you can find out. This is the perfect time to experiment. Go ahead and try that barrette, headband or scarf. If it doesn’t work out, it’ll stay between you and the dog. 

-Put down the scissors! Even stylists don’t cut their own hair. Push the bangs to the side and stop obsessing over split ends. Your stylist will have more to work with you’re reunited and you’ll see it was worth the wait! In the meantime try Oribe Split end seal to keep things looking fresh.

-Detox and heal. Take a break from the normal routine. Maybe wash more, maybe wash less (keeping your hair dry in the shower with personal favorite, Shhhowercap. Air dry. Use that mask, scalp scrub or oil like L’huile de Leonor Greyl. Use this time to reset your scalp and give it a break from product build up, chemicals and pollutants.

Most importantly, remember that you are not alone! Embrace your natural beauty and know that we are all in this together and doing what we can to keep our communities strong and healthy. 

Senior Hair Stylist,
Liz Szot