At-home hair care: dos and don'ts

Posted at 2:45 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 20:34:33-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — With more and more time passing in between hair appointments, some may be tempted to cut or color their own hair at home.

Hair salons across Kentucky have been closed for weeks.

"We don't really know when we're opening back up, so it's hard to decide when we're going to reschedule to get everyone back on the books because we still have no idea exactly when we will be able to open back up," Atea Salon Owner Lydia Nemeth said.

This is leaving some people who religiously get their hair colored to their own devices.

Atea salon in downtown Lexington has customers who come in every three weeks to get their roots touched up. Nemeth suggests for an at home color, use a root touch up spray.

"To cover up grays or blend your natural color in with the color on your ends. So Oribe makes a really awesome root spray and then there's powders as well. There's a less expensive one that L'Oreal makes," Nemeth explained.

If you're thinking about using a box color, think twice.

"I don't think anyone should be shamed for box dying their hair, I just want people to keep in mind that if you do want to get highlights after you box dye your hair, it could get brassy. So your hair stylist might have issues lifting through that color," Nemeth said.

The salon owner says if you're thinking about cutting your own hair, put down the scissors and leave that for the professionals.