There’s a funny Facebook meme going around that reads: “Feels like we’re 3 to 4 weeks from learning everyone’s real hair color.” It's an all-too-true statement, as salons are considered "nonessential" businesses, and more and more states are shuttering nonessential businesses in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Will you be able to cover your grays or keep up with your highlights as effectively as your colorist? You'll definitely need some tips on how to color your hair at home.
In the middle of balancing work demands and being an impromptu home school teacher, your hair is probably in a perpetual mom bun plopped on top of your head right about now. And while maybe the only people you have to impress are your quarantined kiddos, you still kinda want to look cute, too. But breaking out a box of hair dye is a lot different than sitting in a stylist’s chair and getting your hair did professionally. “Getting our hair done and maintaining a self-care regimen is something that makes us feel good, even if we are not able to go outside and present it to the world,” Natalie Graf, a hairstylist at Poppy & Finch Salon in San Francisco, CA, tells Romper. So if you want to look your best for that Zoom work meeting — or just to teach your kid how to figure out fractions — at least your hair will be on point. Before you break out the plastic gloves, read the following tips from the pros.