WITH Brits confined to their houses for weeks it’s safe to say the usual hair and make-up routine has gone out the window, and most of us spend the days in our pyjamas.
And with three more weeks of lockdown coming up, no one is kick-starting their grooming regime any time soon.
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But while some of us may miss our beauty essentials, others are using the opportunity to embrace the ‘no poo’ movement – which means ditching shampoo.
It’s been claimed that shampoo and conditioner can do more damage to our locks, as they strip our hair of their natural oils.
Fans of the movement, also called hair training, claim your barnet is self-cleansing – but you need to bite the bullet and hold off washing your locks for a while before you see results.
It’s usually during this transition period that people crack and wash their hair, but with Brits not having to leave the house for weeks people are seeing it through, and sharing their progress on social media.
Various hashtags around ‘quarantine hair’, or ‘no hair washing’, have popped up on Instagram, as women embraced their natural locks.
Sharing their progress online, one woman hailed it as a ‘game changer’.
Another woman said: “I used to wash my hair every two days and get greasy roots v quickly. I am now on day 10 of not washing it w shampoo and initially it got v greasy but that’s easing off.
“Transition period is about a month. . . .
“No need to really use shampoo as your hair is self cleansing, shampoos strip your hair of your natural oils ( w harsh chemicals) and you replace that by using conditioners which then weighs your hair down and it’s a vicious cycle so now I’m trying to break it and what better time than to do it during lockdown.”
A third said: “Let me just say wow…. game changing.
“I am now on day 7 of no washing and I have never gone more than 3 days and I still feel my hair looks pretty good.”
While after more than a week of no washing, this woman posted: “Update: after 9 days of not washing my hair at all I gave egg followed by apple cider vinegar a go!
“I’m hooked; my hair feels so light and fresh compared to using shampoo and conditioner. Social distancing win!”
As well as apple cider vinegar, others said they were giving their hair a salt scrub, while others said they were massaging their scalp with their fingertips in warm water to get rid of excess oil, before giving it a rinse in cold water to close their cuticles.
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And this mum was horrified after her daughter cut a huge chunk out of her hair while she was trimming tot’s fringe.
Meanwhile a bored woman filmed herself cutting her own fringe during isolation and is absolutely mortified by the results.