Locks, Down: Home Hair Care
Keep on top of unintentionally neglected locks with tips and advice from our brand expertsRead more
We're all feeling the negative effects of this extended moment before your next cut and colour - but with less pollution, little need for heat and a whole lot of time, it could be considered golden. Seize the opportunity to nurture hair to its peak condition with treatments and a little TLC, inspired by informed advice from the experts…
"TAKE a STEP BACK from the IRONS and HAIRDRYERS"
Tom Connell, Hair Art Director at Davines
Take a step back from the irons and hairdryers and allow hair to dry naturally. This, combined with regular conditioning masks, will give the hair a much-needed break from the heat, abrasive brushes and pollution it deals with in normal daily life, ensuring it looks and feels great for your first visit back to the hairdresser.
To create controlled waves without heat, apply curl building serum to wet hair, split the hair into four sections (six for thicker hair): two at the back and one either side of the head. Twist each section into a tight rope and leave to dry – this will create natural waves with a smooth finish.
"DRY SHAMPOO has become my BEST FRIEND"
Patrick Wilson, Style Ambassador at Bumble and bumble.
Dry shampoo has become my best friend, whether it’s after a home workout or simply when I’m too lazy to shampoo it. I’m making my blow dry last! For last-minute video calls or a trip outside, make effortless, just-got-out-of-bed hair intentional with a dry shampoo that adds volume.
Section the hair and spray into roots. Let it settle, then massage with your fingers or brush through with a dressing brush. If you use dry shampoo regularly, it’s a good idea to use a clarifying shampoo once a week to give hair a detox to remove any build-up.
"PAY ATTENTION to what it does NATURALLY"
Bea Charmichael, Global Educator and European Artistic Director in Hair Styling at Aveda
Over the past few weeks we’ve had plenty of time to look at our hair – whether woefully noticing roots coming through, or an improvement in condition through reduced blow-drying. But have you noticed your hair's natural texture? Let it air dry after washing, taking the opportunity to pay attention to what it does naturally. Start to understand the movement; is it a bend, wave, curl or coil? Is it frizzy as it dries? Does it look flat at the roots? Working this out will help you choose the right products to encourage hair to thrive, naturally.
Use hydrating products to target dryness and frizz. If your hair dries to a coily curl, adding moisture and hydration can help encourage beautiful natural movement.