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#stayhome hair, don’t care: products for at-home hair care

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 With plenty of time and nowhere to be, now is the time to care for your hair like never before—here are our must-have products.

Let’s be honest. If you’re working from home and have hair past your shoulders, you’ve probably spent the last two weeks wearing quite a few ponytails. Like…every day.

But while styling your hair might be the last of your concerns, with plenty of time and nowhere to be, now is the perfect time to care for your hair like never before. Here are our must-have products for nailing your at-home hair goals.

If you…want to look chic for your Zoom meeting with as little effort as possible

To go from bedhead to board meeting in a few minutes, you’ll need some good quality tools.

When needing to look good on-screen in a hurry, I’ve been known to straighten just the bits of hair around my face (business at the front, party at the back) but your real friend in this scenario is going to be the ponytail.

I didn’t believe the hype around the Tangle Teezer hairbrush until I bought one—I’m now a total convert. Use it to smooth your locks into a sleek pony, then smooth back any flyaways with hairspray (using a clean mascara spoolie is excellent for this too).

Pop some an oversized scrunchie on for a bit of glam or—if your workplace is more corporate—our 15-minute ‘working from home’ face will hit the spot.

Tangle Teezer hairbrush | $21.95 | Mecca

IGK Good Behaviour Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray | $49 | Mecca

SLIP Large Silk Scrunchies | $50 for three | Mecca

If you…want to look cute for at-home date night

Throwing a fancy dinner party for two in your dining room is all the rage now, and if you and your special someone are planning to do just that, why not treat yourself to some really luxe dry shampoo?

Not only will it get you date-ready in under a minute by soaking up excess oil and freshening your hair, it’ll smell amazing too. Win-win!

Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder Très Invisible Dry Shampoo | $46 | Mecca

If you…want to repair damage while you have the chance

Got heat-damaged hair but never use leave-in treatments because you don’t have time to deal with it in the morning? Now you do!

Now’s the time to give your locks the TLC your normal schedule doesn’t allow—while you’re (probably) not heat-styling as much. 

Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment | $56 | Aveda

For the lads: Jack Black Epic Moisture Nourishing Oil | $60 | Men’s Biz

If you…want to encourage growth

I suspect we’re all going to grow in 2020 in many ways—but if the growth you’re aiming for is luscious lengths, now’s a great time to get stuck in.

Try switching your shampoo and conditioner to nourishing, moisturising formulas and investing in a hair towel that discourages breakage.

Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Turban | $48 | Mecca

Aveda Nutri-plenish Shampoo and Conditioner | $50 each

For the lads: American Crew Fortifying Treatment | $59.95 | Men’s Biz

If you…want to feel pampered

Hair care is a great self-care in these times of uncertainty. A nourishing hair mask is a great excuse to stop and just ‘be’, especially when paired with a face mask and a bath.

Or, if you’re looking to invest in something long-term, why not gift yourself a luxe experience every night with a silk pillowcase?

Not only will your bedroom look super lush, but your hair and skin will thank you for it. 

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque | $31.95 | Mecca

SLIP silk pillowcase | $95 | Mecca

If you…need to look after your colour, sans hairdresser

A disclaimer before we start: I do not think now is a great time to replace your hairdresser with a box of colour.

However, if you’re a bottle blonde (holla!) or bottle anything who’s wondering how the heck they’re supposed to upkeep their colour over the next few months without DIY-ing it, here’s the thing—you can’t.

All you can do is care, protect, boost and hope for the best. Here, colour-protecting shampoo and conditioners and high-powered treatments are your friends.

Bumble and Bumble Bb. Colour Gloss | $54 | Mecca

Aveda Colour Conserve Daily Colour Protect treatment | $50 | Aveda

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