Look Good in Lockdown

Lockdown skin and hair tips

We’ve all let ourselves go a bit since the salon closing 5 weeks ago. Keep your hair and skin looking radiant this Summer during lockdown. These tips will help you take care of your hair and skin at home. Make you feel better until you can get back in salon for a treatment, hair cut or facial.

Drink plenty of water – 8 glasses a day

Benefits of drinking water for skin

  • Flushes toxins
  • Gives plumpness and elasticity
  • Prevents premature ageing
  • Keeps oil production at optimum
  • Keeps the barrier healthy that prevents sun damage

Benefits of drinking water for hair

  • Nourishes the hair and scalp
  • Flushes toxins
  • Prevents split ends and breakage
  • Prevent brittleness

Cover your face and hair while outside in the sun

The sun damages your hair in the same way it damages your skin. The UV rays dry out hair and damages the natural protective film. This makes the cuticle (outer surface of each hair) dry, dull, fragile and brittle. 

Coloured hair in the sun is especially prone to UV damage. It can fade, bleach and make the colour look brassy.

The drier the hair is the more likely to frizz.

If you don’t like hats…

If you wont wear a hat or scarf apply a hair product that contains UV filters.

Michelle recommends Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine for darker hair and red heads or Shimmer Me Blonde for blondes. These are a treatment, add shine and seal the ends. Protect from harmful UVA and UVB rays. £25 each

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Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner with UV filters

Big natural re-growth coming through and the lovely weather we have been experiencing might mean you’re washing your hair more than normal.

Remove sweat and grime, condition dried out hair, de-frizz and provide sun protection filter to your hair in one step using the right home care. Michelle recommends Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Wash and Rinse. £45 for the 2.

Deep treat once a week

Even in lockdown you deserve a pamper. Take time out, put on some relaxing music and run a bath. A bath is the perfect place to do a deep treatment on your skin and hair. The steam is great for a mini facial and for hair it will open the cuticle to allow the hair treatment to go deeper into the hair. A cold final rinse closes the cuticle trapping in all the moisture and giving immense shine.

Michelle recommends a mini facial of Crystal Clear Skincare Soothing Cleansing Gel £19.99, Crystal Face & Body Polish £31.99 and Protect & Repair SPF40 moisturiser £11.99.

Michelle recommends a weekly conditioning hair treatment of Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Masque £30.

Dry your hair naturally

Give your hair a break from heated appliances that can be drying.

Let curls dry naturally

Michelle recommends Kevin Murphy Killer Curls £31 for a tighter curl or Killer Waves £31 for a beachy curl. These also contain a UV filter.

Create a wave while you sleep

If you wash your hair at night and while its damp wrap it up in a bun or braid it before you go to bed and when you wake up you’ll have pretty beach waves. 

Michelle recommends Kevin Murphy Young Again Oil £33. It treats the hair, smooths, de-frizzes, UV protects and heat protects.

Eat healthily

Get beautiful hair and skin by being healthy from the inside

  • Omega 3 fatty acids are great for strong, shiny and healthy hair and great skin which is found in spinach, fatty fish such as salmon and eggs.
  • Dark green veg and Avocado’s are good for hair and skin.
  • Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which improve hair.
  • Nuts contain zinc which is beneficial to hair and Vitamin E which prevents skin from sun damage and inflammation.
  • Carrots contain Vitamin A which is essential for healthy hair.

So you have everything you need to know to stay looking good and feeling great during lockdown. All featured products are available to order for delivery.

Stay well!

Michelle

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