A trip to the hair salon may be off the cards for a while, but that doesn't mean you have to deal with bad hair days in the meantime. We have put together a few tips for how to keep your lockdown hair under control, as it grows, simply using hair accessories.
1. Headscarves are your friends
I'm sure lots of you will be missing regular trips to the salon to have your roots topped up. Whilst there's nothing wrong with rocking dark roots, if it's not for you a simple headscarf or wide fabric headband is a great way to cover them up and create a stylish hairstyle at the same time.
How to use a headscarf:
Headscarves are simple to use, just wrap them around your head and knot them either on top, or at the nape of your neck under your hair. Headbands are even easier. Just pop them on and you're ready to go.
2. Use accessories to keep fringes out of the way
Though it might be tempting, we would highly recommend you don't cut your own fringe. A little trim turns into a big trim and before you know it you've cut the whole thing off! Instead, try using clips, combs or a headband to keep your fringe out of your face as it grows out. You could even use this as an opportunity to grow your fringe out completely and go for a new lockdown hairstyle.
Snap clips, hair slides or push-pin clips are a great way to clip your fringe back, or smaller side pieces of hair if you don't have a fringe. There is a style for every hair type and they come in a range of sizes, designs and colours from simple essentials to crystal clips.
Hair combs are a great option for keeping your hair off your face. Small combs can be used on wither side of the head, the same way you would use a clip. Our 6cm Side Combs are perfect for this as they are just the right size for shorter hair. If you have thicker hair, you could also try the larger 8cm Side Combs.
How to use hair combs:
To use the combs, simply turn the comb upside down so the curve is facing away from your head, comb the hair you want to pin back away from your face and then flip the comb and push into place to secure.
The final way to pin back your fringe is to use a headband. Possibly, the easiest method, all you need to do is push your hair back with the headband and you're done. There are so many styles of headband, from the wide fabric ones we mentioned earlier, to simpler styles, or even crystal headbands for that added sparkle!
3. Simply tie it up
Putting your hair up will definitely ensure your hair is out of the way as it grows, and as the days get warmer it's a great way to stay cool too. There are so many ways to put your hair up, now is a great time to experiment with your lockdown hair. You could use claws and hair combs to create up do styles, or use a barrette to do a low ponytail.
How to create a French pleat:
To create a simple yet elegant French pleat style using a claw, all you need to do is gather your hair at the nape of the next and twist it round. Bring the twist up against the back of the head and tuck it into the pocket that will form, and secure the claw over the twist. If you're using a comb do exactly the same thing, but take the comb with the curve facing away from the head and push it through the top layer of hair before flipping it and securing it under the twist.
For thick hair, look for larger clips with plenty of space inside for the hair, such as out Curved Hair Claw or Large Hair Claw. For fine hair types, look for something narrower with teeth that are close together so they can grip the hair. A great option is the Long Narrow Fine Hair Claw or Medium Floralie Hair Claw. Similarly with combs, thicker hair types will need a larger comb with more space between the teeth, such as the Curved French Pleat Comb, whereas people with finer hair will need a comb with close teeth, like the 10cm Hair Comb to prevent the hair slipping out.
How to create a ponytail style:
If you prefer a ponytail style, try using a barrette clip to create a low ponytail. Just gather the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the next and secure the barrette around it. This will create a wider ponytail, making your hair look fuller. You can also use a barrette to secure a French twist by following the instructions above, but use the barrette over the twist instead. If you have fine hair, it is best to go for a straighter style of clip, such as our 8cm Small Barrette, and if you have thicker hair look for more arched styles like our Narrow Arched Barrette.
We hope this has given you some ideas for how to handle your lockdown hair while you wait for the hairdressers' to reopen! As always, you can contact us if you have any questions or would like personalised recommendations and advice.
We are thinking of you all at this difficult time, especially all of the incredible key workers who are keeping the country going and allowing us to stay home. We hope you are all keeping as safe and healthy as possible, and would like to thank you for your continued kindness and support.