Hairdressers and educators from the professional haircare brand TIGI are sharing their tips and tricks for keeping your hair healthy, vibrant and full of life while visits to the hairdresser are a no-go.
TIGI’s three top tips for keeping hair healthy at home:
• Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type
• Treat your hair once a week
• Find an effortless product that makes you feel good
• Piero Gentile, TIGI UK Academy Creative Director
• Aaron Overton, TIGI Regional Education Specialist
• Lucy Hicks, TIGI Regional Education Specialist
• Katie Hartley, TIGI Regional Education Specialist
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type
When hair is damaged, it is best to use a shampoo and conditioner designed specifically to help repair, strengthen and protect your hair.
Top tip for damaged coloured hair: If your hair is damaged, focus on repairing the damage first as unhealthy hair does not hold colour in the same way. First, use a repairing shampoo and conditioner, then move onto colour protection.
The first step to bringing lustre back to hair is ensuring you have the best-suited shampoo and conditioner. If you use a lot of heat, try Bed Head Urban Antidotes Resurrection Shampoo and Conditioner Set – they are infused with repairing properties to help keep the hair strong and shiny.
Brunettes and redheads
While visits to the salon for colour services are not possible, it is important to keep coloured hair nourished and help hair maintain its vibrant colour.
For those brunettes and redheads out there, Bed Head Colour Goddess is your miracle in a bottle. Infused with sweet almond oil, coconut oil and vitamin E, the shampoo and conditioner help to keep the hair hydrated, maintain and enhance the colour vibrancy and keep your coloured hair looking salon fresh.
Top tip: make sure your water isn’t too hot when washing coloured hair and not to over-style using heat to maximise colour retention!
Maintaining blonde hair colour in between salon visits can be tough, so finding a professional purple shampoo that enhances cool tones and banishes brassy and yellow tones is essential.
Top tip: be sure to use a high-quality, moisturising violet shampoo to avoid dehydrating and over toning hair, making it appear dull.
To properly maintain cooler blonde colours, use a moisturising violet-based shampoo – Catwalk Fashionista Blonde is perfect. With a violet pigment, which neutralises unwanted brassiness and maintains the blonde colour you have, it will not overtone the ends, which can make it difficult for your hairdresser to balance the colour.
Bed Head Dumb Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner is great for getting specifically blonde hair back to its brilliant best. It is a protein-containing shampoo and conditioner that will help eliminate hair breakage.
Top tip: The blonde conditioner doubles as a reconstructive treatment when left on for 5 minutes once a week
Treat your hair once a week
While haircuts are out of the question, retaining nourished and strong hair is really important. Deep conditioning and repair treatments are great to use once a week for a hair treat!
Treatment for coloured hair
It is important to improve the hair’s ability to hold onto colour from dying. Use the Bed Head Colour Goddess Hair Mask that was designed specifically for coloured hair. Containing a blend of an antioxidant, vitamin and pro-vitamin, this hair mask gives hair intense moisture and deep conditioning which helps hair maintain its electrifying colour.
For intensive damage repair
Damaged hair can be caused by chemicals, heat and the environment. To give damaged hair a boost of repair and protection, use the Bed Head Resurrection Hair Mask. The hair mask coats the strands of hair to ensure moisture is kept in and the hair is protected.
Top tip: to help prevent frizz and increase shine, rinse off your hair mask with cold water
Prefer a leave-in treatment? Bed Head Ego Boost is a multi-functioning leave-in-conditioner. The deep conditioning treatment, with keratin, leaves the hair structure protected by forming a thin film on the hair, it conditions and moisturises hair, making hair softer and easier to comb through, and it fights frizz.
Find an effortless product that makes you feel good
Having great-looking hair can really boost your mood, and is excellent for those online video meetings!
Shiny, smooth, sleek hair
Our ultimate HD READY video call hair saviour is Bed Head Headrush – spray it over the hair for instant high shine and a healthy-looking glow. Headrush is great for highlighting individual colour and tones in the hair!
Top tip: to ensure full coverage and maximise glossy locks, tip hair to the side and spray in circular motion. Video Tips Here
Prefer a cream-based product? A simple and easy beauty trick to get effortless shiny and silky hair is Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream! Use after shampoo and conditioner on your towel-dried hair as the ultimate shiny hair product.
Boost your hair, boost your mood
Hair feeling a bit flat and lack-lustre? Recreate a big, bouncy salon blow-dry at home with a bit of help from the Bed Head Volume and Thickening Range!
For body, volume, thickness and hold all in 1, we love Bed Head Queen For A Day Thickening Spray! The lightweight spray is super easy to apply before a blow-dry – simply spray a small amount through from roots to ends.
Top tip: to maximise volume, gently rough dry your hair after applying the thickening spray, then re-apply the products before blow-drying into shape!
Blow-drying at home tips
• Start with the difficult areas first, if you have a fringe, don’t leave it till last. It will dry on its own and will be a struggle to control by the time you have completed the rest of the blow-dry.
• Don’t try to blow dry using a brush straight from wet hair. Blast at least 70-80% of the moisture out first, take neat sections and try to use a medium heat.
• For smoother styles that don’t require volume, work with a paddle or a cushion brush, brush hair from side to side to create a neutral finish, this is called wrap drying.
• Finish hair with a shot of cool air to seal the result.