So here we are. Three weeks deep on lockdown 3.0 and already feeling the burn. From pacing room-to-room, to floundering from lack of routine: all the fun of lockdowns past has come flooding back. Only this time it’s January, a month that in even precedented times was rarely a particular favourite.
And the real kicker? We got here direct from Tier 4, which means no-one has had access to ‘personal care’ since that weird lull in December post-lockdown 2.
In some ways, we are old hands at this by now. Shockingly brilliant WFH fails are getting less and less, and I haven’t witnessed a spectacularly mis-judged camera angle on Zoom for a while. But in other ways, we have been flung right back into the flailing limbo that was most of 2020. There are many reasons why this sucks, but for the purpose of this blog post, I’m focussing on hair (yes, I know there are far worse problems out there. To quote Aussie, “there’s more to life than hair but it’s a good place to start”. And yes, I just quoted a shampoo bottle. That’s the level we are operating on rn).
I spoke to a couple of my favourite hair stylists to get some tips on how to come out of this latest lockdown (eventually) with less horrifying hair that last time. They have lots more on their own instagram pages, too. Jack is creative director at Neville Salon, in Belgravia, and Gustav owns his own salon, Gustav Fouche.
Here are their hair rules to live by…….