The Covid-19 DIY Beauty & Hair Survival Guide
What an absolute strange time we are currently living in, we still can’t believe what’s happening ourselves. Even though the food shortage and the toilet roll palaver has got many of us worked up, the biggest fear seems to be “what am I to do with my root growth?” or “what about my eyebrows?” [insert screaming face emoji]. Well let us give you some easy tips to make coming out of isolation a little more pretty…
Whatever you do, resist applying a box colour or peroxide. Whatever the box may say, they are not gentle on your hair. It will also hinder your normal colour service when salons re-open, resulting in you paying for an expensive colour correction.
What can you do instead?
We appreciate not everyone can afford the luxury of purchasing a branded root touch up powder, so why not try a homemade version. Eyebrow powder or coloured gel will adhere to the hair in the same way and most people have eyebrow powder that matches their root colour. Alternatively, you can use eye shadow, as long as it’s a similar shade to your hair colour, such as a light brown, beige etc. Just apply bit by bit until the grey blends in.
Keep hair moisturised
Applying a deep treatment mask or leaving in your conditioner for a little bit extra can help prevent split ends. If you haven’t a mask to hand, why not try applying coconut oil and leaving it in overnight.
Resist cutting fringes yourself, you know it’ll turn out like how your mum cut your hair when you were a child. Instead why not try clipping it back or plaiting it away from the face. See our tutorial on how to do this.
With some of us going make-up free, our skin may improve over the next few weeks, however for most people cleansing routines will slacken off and quite the opposite will happen. Eyebrows will become wild and we’ll even have a good chance of beating the men in Movember with our moustaches. Read these tips on quick and easy steps to keep everything under control.
I beg you, please do not pluck! Removing as little as one hair can alter the complete shape of the brow. If you pluck, your therapist may struggle to get the shape back and it can take a fair few appointments to rectify them.
We suggest applying make-up to the brow to make the most out of the growth. Applying pencil across the bottom line of the brow and then the top can help define the shape. Then apply a coloured gel or soft powder to add some depth, blend together. For added definition, pop on some highlighter or concealer under the brow blending down towards the eyelid.
Top lip and chin
This one may be a bit controversial, but I know some of you will be struggling with the idea of going ‘au-naturel’. Try not to shave…even though it’s a myth about the hair growing thicker if you shave, it does grow back with blunt ends and all at the same time, giving the impression of thick stubble. The problem with shaving, is you will need to grow it back to then have it waxed when salons re-open (meaning you must go through the blunt stubble stage). This area we will allow you to pluck using your tweezers. Leave the hair for as long as possible before plucking to ensure you are not removing hair at different growth stages.
It’s important to keep up your skincare routine, morning and night, even if you are not applying make-up. Skin can harbour all sorts of bacteria, pollutants and general dirt and grime during the day, so washing at night is super important.
What if I run out of my favourite cleanser?
You can use certain oils such as coconut oil or sesame oil to cleanse the face. They also are both great moisturisers, acting as a 2 in 1. If you have more of a blackhead prone skin type then you can Mix 1 tbsp of organic honey with the juice from half a lemon for a deeper cleansing, antibacterial cleanser.
To make a natural toner, mix 1-part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water.
Has this helped? Send us pictures of your DIY survival kits and let us know how you’re getting on!