Friday 10 April 2020

Quarantine Beauty | Coloured Hair

Self isolation has taken a toll on all things beauty and one of the biggest problems facing most women is their hair colour. Either their roots are starting to show or their greys are coming out to play... not good if you need to appear on Zoom. For those with an all over colour, you have a few options. As for girls with highlights, I have no suggestions other than letting those roots grow out and calling it balayage...

For those looking for the professional touch, former London Hairdresser of the Year and salon owner, Karine Jackson, has started an initiative that women across the UK (and men for that matter) will revel in. That initiative is the Emergency Home Colour Service, which enables new and existing clients to fix their coloured hair at home, with the help of a professional. Under normal circumstances, Karine would never advocate colouring at home as - let's be honest - no one can work colour like a professional. However, desperate times call for desperate measures, and Karine was hearing from so many clients in urgent need, that she felt DIY colouring, coupled with professional pointers, was the way to go.

The Emergency Home Colour Service is easy to use for both existing clients and new ones. Existing clients have to purchase a box colour from Karine's website (£20.95 and, when the order goes through, Karine will check the client's notes on the system and choose the best colour for them. Non-existing clients also have to purchase a box colour, however they have to then email a photo of their hair to Karine, so she can pick the colour most suitable. And that's not all, as Karine has put together an at-home colouring tutorial to help things go as smoothly as possible. You can watch it here!

For those wanting something quick and easy, another option is a root coverup. The most fool proof is the L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Root Touch Up, which is dispensed using a micro-diffuser spray that is surprisingly easy to control. It is really simple to use and covers hair - greys included - in just a few seconds. Importantly, it washes away completely without causing any damage to the hair.

The temporary colour also comes off of the skin easily, so there is no need to worry if you accidentally colour outside of the (hair) lines. There are nine shades to choose from, including blonde for dark roots, and each shade blends into the hair naturally. The L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Root Touch Up costs £8.99 (Superdrug) and will give you up to 25 uses!

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