Lockdown is starting to change, and at last, you can visit your hairdresser again! This is exciting news for pretty much everyone – from fixing dodgy at-home fringe cuts to soothing frazzled split ends, hairdressers are going to be in demand over the next few weeks.

So, presuming that you can get an appointment sometime this summer – what can you expect from your hairdresser to help you with your post-lockdown hair?

Fixing Home Haircut Disasters

Like most people, you’ve probably become so desperate for a haircut over the past few months that you’ve attempted to do it yourself. Although that can work out okay, chances are, you or someone you know has been sporting a wonky fringe or uneven ends for quite a while now.

This can be fixed, so don’t worry. Although you might need to wait for your hair to grow for a little while to fully solve the problem, your hairdresser will be able to work with what you have already in order to give your hair a better shape. (And don’t worry – you won’t be the only one.)

Sorting Split Ends

In case you’re not sure what they actually are, split ends are what happens when the end of a hair strand splits in two, creating a ‘v’ shape at the bottom of the strand. This can cause your hair to tangle more, and generally looks a bit messier. Cutting your hair is the best way to deal with this, with regular trims every two months being the best option. Obviously, nobody has been able to do this recently, so there are going to be a lot of split ends to trim when salons open back up again.

You don’t need to have a huge amount taken off if you don’t want to lose too much length – just ask for the bare minimum to be taken off to fix your split end problem.

As a side note, if you have very fine hair, consider getting your hair cut more often going forward – it’s going to be more susceptible to damage.

You can’t mend split ends using a hair mask or conditioning treatment, sadly. However, you can prevent further damage until you can get your hair cut:

  • Use a wide-tooth comb with conditioner in the shower to remove tangles
  • Gently pat your hair dry instead of roughly drying it with a towel
  • Use heat protectant products if you need to blow-dry or straighten your hair
  • Let it dry naturally as much as possible

Fixing At-Home Dye Nightmares

A lot of people have dyed their hair out of boredom, and a lot of people have been bored over the past few months … if you’ve had a bit of a dye experimentation drama in lockdown, you won’t be the only one.

Firstly, if your hair is very damaged from dying, they may not want to recolour your hair just yet. Instead, they might offer you a cut and deep conditioning treatment until the dye grows out. Finding a hairdresser that cares for the health of your hair is very important.

The team at Alchemy & I are experienced enough to take on even the worst home hair disasters, so book your appointment, relax and let the team make you look amazing again!