WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY HAIR DURING SELF-ISOLATION?
DO NOT CUT YOUR HAIR AT HOME!
During these challenging times, it’s important to look after your health and well-being. Your first and foremost priority is to stay safe and follow Government imposed social distancing guidelines to the best of your ability. No community is immune.
We also understand many of our guests are wondering how on earth they are going to manage their hair during an extended period of isolation. Below we have some top tips to help you.
Whatever you do, please do NOT cut your own hair (your hair is likely to grow about half an inch a month) and do NOT colour your hair at home. The results are likely to be fairly disastrous. Use this time as an opportunity to try out new hairstyles and get your hair looking as healthy as possible. Check out some videos on how to style your hair or how to do a professional blow dry. Invest in some professional hair masques and apply these every couple of months. If you have coloured hair, use products that are designed for colour treated hair.
Now onto that difficult question – how to look after coloured hair during self-isolation…
WHY CAN’T I COLOUR MY HAIR AT HOME?
We use professional, high-quality hair colour on your hair. It is mixed to complement your skin tone and, with highlights, we are likely to use multiple colours to give you a gorgeous multi-dimensional look. Our hair colour products have high quality pigment and contain conditioning agents to ensure your hair colour lasts and your hair is protected.
Many box hair dyes are prone to fading and changing colour. We’ve all heard stories of blonde hair turning brassy or green, brunettes becoming orange-tinged, darker hair colours ending up an unattractive purple shade and hair ending up dry and straw-like. These shades are notoriously difficult to remove from your hair and you may end up visiting us for a professional hair colour correction once we are back up and running – this will take time and money to rectify.
TRY A DIFFERENT HAIR PARTING
When you wear your hair the same way every day, it can become flat and your roots look darker than they actually are. Try changing your parting to the other side, or have fun with a zig zag parting. This is particularly effective on highlighted hair – especially if your last visit was for a T-section or half head of highlights – as your natural colour will already have grown through a fair amount on the ‘hidden’ parts of your hair.
BUY A SEMI-PERMANENT GLOSSING TREATMENT
Please do not colour your hair yourself. You will never match up the colour and are very likely to end up with a mis-match of shades which may fade, change colour, or even cause an allergic reaction. If you cannot cope with your roots showing, why not buy a semi-permanent treatment gloss for your hair? Test it out on a small section of hidden hair first and see how it looks.
TRY A ROOT CONCEALER
There are also quite a few root concealers on the market. We love L’Oréal Professionnel’s easy to use Hair Touch Up spray. It blends with your hair colour to temporarily cover greys in between salons visits. The results usually last until your next hair wash and tend to give a subtle result.
FOLLOW THE TREND FOR WEARING HEAD SCARVES
Hopefully we will all only be in isolation temporarily so use this as a time to get creative with your hairstyle. We saw lots of pretty scarves on the catwalks so pull that scarf out from the back of your drawers and try out some styles to keep those roots hidden.
LOYAL HAIR WILL HAVE YOUR HAIR LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AGAIN
Once we are back up and running, we will be ecstatic to welcome you back into our downtown Kelowna salon like long lost friends. We will have your hair looking beautiful once more and look forward to pampering you in true Loyal Hair style soon! Keep following us on our social media platforms and, when the time comes, you can always call us or book online.