Look After Your Own Hair at Home - Tips from Hairdresser Zoe Irwin
By Ree

Look After Your Own Hair at Home – Tips from Hairdresser Zoe Irwin

3 Apr 2020

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Now that salons have had to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are loads of us wondering how you can look after your own hair at home. I chatted to top hairdresser, Zoe Irwin, about the things we can do to keep hair looking good in terms of condition and colour without wreaking damage on it!

Look After Your Own Hair at Home Video

If you want to hear all the amazing tips directly from Zoe, you definitely need to check out the video we made together. It covers:

  • Covering grey
  • Blending grown out colour
  • Dealing with split ends
  • Trimming a fringe
  • Using hair masks for shine
  • Using dry shampoo
  • Dry brushing the scalp

Covering Grey & Blending Grown Out Colour

I am a big fan of using permanent dye to cover my greys, including doing a full head of colour, and also my quick permanent root touch up, however, Zoe doesn’t think it’s necessarily a good idea if you are not used to doing it yourself.

Look After Your Hair At Home - no damage highlights
Look After Your Hair At Home – no damage highlights

Zoe recommends using the Color Wow Root Cover Up* to cover greys and also blend darker roots into your balayage colour. In the video, she demonstrates using a light Color Wow powder to actually highlight the hair and blend in the darker roots. It is incredible. Check out this technique in the video here.

Zoe also recommends Wella Color Fresh* to blend greys through without actually changing the structure of the hair. 

Fixing Split Ends at Home

Zoe believes you should resist the temptation to trim your split ends if you want to look after your own hair at home. If you must do this, she shares a technique in the video, but prefers the use of serums and masks to smooth split ends instead.

Zoe’s mask recommendations include:

Trimming Your Fringe

Zoe recommends the triangle technique for trimming your fringe if you are feeling brave. She doesn’t however, recommend cutting in a brand new fringe if you don’t have one already. Make sure you cut into the hair and never cut across.

Look After Your Hair At Home - How to trim a fringe
Look After Your Hair At Home – How to trim a fringe

Check out the video here to see Zoe show you how to trim your fringe.

How To Use Dry Shampoo

I asked Zoe about using dry shampoo more to reduce washing and how to avoid product build up. She told me that it’s all about the application. You should section hair and lightly mist dry shampoo into the roots and then leave it to set without touching it while you do your makeup. See the technique at this point in the video.

She then suggests brushing it through thoroughly with a Manta Brush*. I have one of these and it’s excellent for the scalp.

Dealing with a Dry Scalp & Dry Brushing

Again Manta is great for this. It is a very gentle brush and all of the bristles rotate and stimulate blood flow.  This is great to relieve dryness and flakiness and Zoe believes regular dry brushing can really improve any scalp condition.

Look After Your Hair At Home - Manta Brush
Look After Your Hair At Home – Manta Brush

Do make sure you check out the video because it offers so many solutions for the fact that we won’t be able to get to the hairdressers for the forseeable future. And if you have any questions, please do give me a shout because I am sure that Zoe will be happy to help.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you find me on YouTube.

Ree

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2 thoughts on “Look After Your Own Hair at Home – Tips from Hairdresser Zoe Irwin

  1. Just on time! Right now, I’m the Twin Stranger of Golda Meir. Big (long distance, covid-19) hugs from Greece. Stay safe, stay healthy and strong!

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