Hair care in Covid-19
Home Hair Colour Advice
While home hair dye kits might look easy to use, they really aren’t the solution to any of your problems. We have had a few requests asking for us to recommend a particular brand or shade to use at home, but the advice we always say and will be the same – don’t do it!
Colour build-up, hair damage, blotchiness and nasty orange tones are all common problems caused by box dyes which don’t look or sound nice at all!
So, what can we recommend to you instead?
Toners. There are plenty of toning shampoos you can recommend to help keep colour looking fresh. For clients with vivid colours, we can mix up some of their colour with a pot of conditioner for them to apply at home or point you in the right direction.
Advise against over-washing. This is pretty standard advice for all hair colour clients, but it is more relevant than ever. Since we doubt anyone will be heading out anywhere special, skipping a few hair washes can help preserve colour for longer.
Use the correct shampoo. Again, most of you who colour their hair use a colour-safe shampoo, but make sure you have the correct one. We can offer to source you a shampoo that will preserve their colour better than what the supermarket has to offer.
Take a break. The truth is, sometimes our hair can actually benefit from a break from the chemicals in hair colour. Maybe now is the time to have a colour consultation catch-up with someone who wants to change it up for the future? Perhaps you could grow some natural colour back in ready for a gorgeous new ombre look? Or maybe now is the perfect time to make that colour transition back to their natural shade?
hairstyles that help. If you are feeling self conscious of root growth, maybe there are some easy hairdos we can suggest to cover them up? Head bands, braids and updos can help!
Home Hair Cutting Advice
We are expecting a few clients to return to the salon with a home haircut? While a fringe trim over the bathroom sink might not be the worst thing clients can do for their hair, it might be best if the line is drawn there.
While a trim every six weeks or so is best to maintain healthy lengths, a little extra TLC can help you wait it out a bit longer.
Stop heat styling. Swapping hair dryers, curling tongs and straighteners for air drying is top advice for maintaining hair at home. Breakages make ends look scraggly much quicker, so let hair rest for a while. For curls and frizz, a moisturising shampoo and smoothing serum can help out, or a hair scarf to keep untamed locks out of the way.
Hair masks. Again, maintaining a healthy condition is essential for when a trim isn’t possible. Why not buy some retail off our site? We can recommend our favourite hair masks and hair oils to help give your hair a in amazing condition!
Keep using Olaplex. If you have had an Olaplex treatment in the salon, you can maintain it at home with the Olaplex shampoo, conditioner, bonding oil and bond smoother.
Go with the growth. If you have been wanting to grow out their hair, now could be the perfect time to do it, you have the chance to step away from heat tools and apply regular masks. If not, the extra length could open new cut options when back in the salon.
Looking After Hair Extensions at Home
The issue many of you will be facing with their hair extensions is the need for removal. Depending on what type of extensions they are, they could need replacing anywhere between 4 weeks and 4 months.
So, with salons closed for the foreseeable future, there is a lot of you desperately wanting their extensions removed.
It is never usually recommended that extensions be removed at home, as it can cause damage to the natural hair – particularly in the case of individual bonded extensions or sewn in wefts.
However, We can point you in the right direction with simple instructions on how to remove the hair extensions safely.
Otherwise, we can remind you of the best extension care process. Gentle regular brushing with a wide tooth comb, careful washing and conditioning are the best things that you can do until you can get your extensions replaced. If you are finding them a nuisance, we suggest keeping them loosely tied back in a low ponytail with a scrunchie for minimal damage.
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Love and miss you all!
The Luna Girls xox