Pro Stylists on What to Do With Your Hair While You’re at Home
Yes, we have bigger things to worry about …. But you know what? If you’re a little worried about what to do with your hair while practicing social detachment, it’s still okay.
Sadly, we can’t go to a hair salon for a hair extension right now, but as Mane Addicts stylist Brittany Sullivan says, “I’m grateful for the temporary closure and suspension of appointments – taking a united stand to protect the health of the community is key.”
Luckily, you probably don’t see many of your friends anymore (other than FaceTime chats anyway), so now is the perfect time to give your hair a little extra TLC. Read on for advice from Sullivan and other top stylists on how to care for your hair.
TotalBeauty recommends that all readers follow the CDC guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this time of emergency. Visit the CDC’s CDC.gov or the World Health Organization’s Who.int for the latest information on coronaviruses and to learn what you can do to stop transmission.
Sullivan’s top recommendation? Masks! “While you’re busy looking through the full ‘Gilmore Girls’ catalog – well, ‘working from home’ – use a hair mask (I love Gisou’s Honey Hair Mask, $70) and take advantage of the time off without (or at least with less) heat styling.”
As she joked, “Honestly, your dog doesn’t care if your hair was just shaved on the beach. Be safe!”
Olivia Casanova, a hair colorist at IGK Salon, had a similar view.” I recommend doing all the TLC on your hair while we’re quarantined.” (Her mask of choice is the IGK Offline 3-Minute Hydrating Hair Mask, $38).
She also suggests taking a break from hot styling, explaining, “Since you won’t have any coworkers to impress you for the next week, it’s not a bad idea to turn off the hot tools and give your hair a break when you can.”
Mane Addicts hairstylist Sabrina Porsche says, “It’s time to treat your hair like royalty.” At times like these, the best way to take care of your hair is to do as little as possible. Don’t stress, don’t wash too much, and don’t style. We should all use this time to give our hair a breather. In addition to doing deep conditioning treatments, even curly girls with dry hair can do hot oil treatments that really help with overall health.”
Amanda Lee, who works as a stylist at Mane Addicts, echoes this sentiment, saying, “Now is the perfect time to nourish your hair and rejuvenate dry ends!” She says, “Now is the perfect time to nourish your hair. And, don’t worry if you’re without your favorite mask. “I like to use household items like coconut oil and avocado oil when I’m done with my regular conditioner treatments,” she explains.
TotalBeauty recommends that all readers follow the CDC’s guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this time of emergency. Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.gov) or the World Health Organization (who.int) for the latest information on coronaviruses and to learn how to stop their spread.