We are now four weeks in and who is feeling a little less polished? With the internet full of at home ‘beauty hacks’ what is safe and what’s downright silly? I’m super lucky to have an amazing friend who is not only a session stylist but he has his own salon; he’s dyed my very dark brown hair white blonde (this I may add in my opinion is NOT a lockdown project for anyone), to give me some tips. I’ve also teamed up with the amazing My Haircare and Aquis for The Bespoke Black Book to help minimise any damage to your hair during lockdown.
So, Jay has kindly shared a bit of advice before anyone decides to do anything too drastic . . . here’s one for your root scenario (in his words I may add) . . . thank me later!
STOP! DONT! OK so as a professional, I don’t recommend box dyes, not the best idea, just isn’t cute. I understand and I can appreciate with current circumstances, you ladies will want do something about ROOTS and here’s what you can do until your local hair salon is back open to business. DO NOT USE BOX DYE: FACT! It’ll undo all the love and care that you spent getting to where you were before lockdown. However L’Oreal have got an amazing choice of root colours. This will cover up the greys and rootage temporarily without any damage and its simple to use.
Step 1: Choose your hair colourants(s) to match your colour.
Step 2: Protect your clothes. Place a towel around your shoulders to protect your clothing.
Step 3: Shake, shake, shake. Shake them well before each use.
Step 4: Get ready to spray. Hold the can four to six inches away from dry hair and spray. Keep in mind: Less is more! Over-spraying your hair may cause hair to feel dry. Also, if you’re looking for all-over colour, you may need to use more than one can, depending on the length and thickness of your mane.
Next step . . . and yes I spoke to Jay about this, is tone. So, I have warm tones in my hair, and I decided I wanted to go blonde again (under his supervision obvs) so used My Haircare™ graphite shampoo to take the brassiness out of it and to even the tone.
My Haircare™ develop hair care that is wellness oriented with emphasis on delivering true wellness from cleanest professional grade ingredients to the entire supply chain. They aim to develop hair care that is not only kind to the planet and vegan but also sustainable by sourcing responsible raw ingredients and using better manufacturing processes for a healthier planet.
This hair care is unique and on trend delivering results that are easy to use and time efficient for the customer. Vegan and plant-derived ingredients for all hair and skin types it is great for at home use to help pep up your hairtone during lockdown but without damaging your hair!
On the subject of washing your hair, I’ve had the very good fortune to be able to review the Aquis Hair towel.
It makes your hair less frizzy and more smooth, reviewers say. It dries up to 50 percent faster, some claim. I can’t live without it, I have multiples, other say. But is the myth of the magic hair towel real? To find out, I put it to the test with my very thick, bleached curly hair . . . Yes I thought, let’s throw the whole package at it.
It’s built on solid science, a respect for the environment, and an understanding that your life doesn’t start and end with your hair. They’ve designed their towels and turbans to keep hair shiny, healthy, naturally hydrated, flexible, and strong.
And did it work?
Yes! I was slightly dubious to be honest, but the fact that it feels quite lightweight kind of makes you wonder if it does what it says. My hair however after using the towel was smoother and dried quicker meaning less damage to the hair in the long run; it’s definitely worth investing in.