Make the most of self-isolation with these hairstyles

2020 is over and the worst has passed, but there’s still some time before life gets back to normal. But don’t let that get you down: this could be a golden opportunity to learn how to do all those hairstyles you never had time for. And all those other looks that wouldn’t be fit for public if you got it wrong. Well, now nobody is going to see you unless it’s on a Zoom call. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of must-know hairstyles that you can perfect in the comfort of your own home. So whether you’re observing quarantine or in self-isolation, this is a great time to catch up on your know-how with these quarantine/self-isolation hairstyles.

 

Complex updos

self-isolation hairstyles: woman with a complex updo hairstyle
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Complex updos are just the cherry on top for sophisticated or professional looks. There will always be a time and a place for this kind of look. However, they can be super complicated (though not always!) which is why we had to include them on this list of self-isolation hairstyles.

 

Perfect blowout

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Blowouts are a pretty straightforward look, but you’d be surprised at how tricky it can get. Sometimes, thicker strands need a bit more effort to blowdry because of the sheer volume. Other times, hair can get tangled. And doing a simple, straight blowout can be easy, but when you try t

When applying heat to your hair, don’t forget to use a heat protectant. This will prevent any damage caused by heat styling. A great option is the Shea Moisture Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-in Treatment. This product has the added benefits of moisturising, smoothening, and softening your hair.

 

Bouncy knot out

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We’d be lying if we said this isn’t one of our ultimate favourite looks, period. If done right, the knot out can give you a head of full, bouncy, defined curls that’s hard to get otherwise. But, a lot of practice is required with this look, so use your self-isolation time wisely.

 

Defined twist out

self-isolation hairstyles: woman with defined curly hair
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Much like the knot out above, the twist out is a fantastic way of achieving super defined curls. However, twist-outs (two-strand, three-strand and single-strand twists) take a long time to do, so you may need to clear some time in your calendar to practice these self-isolation hairstyles.

Ensure that your twist out stays defined by moisturising your hair before creating your twists. And when undoing your twists, it’s essential to coat your fingers with hair oil to keep the curl defined and intact. Dry oils tend to be the best universal option for this, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil.

 

Fancy braids

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What would a list of must-know hairstyles be without fancy, intricate braids? There are many different kinds of braids you can learn during your time in quarantine/self-isolation, so you’ll never run out of ideas. From regular 3-strand braids to fishtail braids, French braids, milkmaid braids, waterfall braids, 4 strand braids, 5 strand braids… the list goes on.

 

Wigs

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Don’t let the pros trick you, correctly installing a wig can be tricky. Use this time in self-isolation to get this protective style right. After all, there are different types of wigs, with different types of hair: some have fringes and some don’t, some are lace and some aren’t, and some are 100% human hair while others are synthetic. This is the perfect time to figure out which one (or more) fits you best, and how to look your finest with it on.

 

Classic ballerina bun

woman with a sleek ballerina bun hairstyle
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Okay, so this one sounds simple at first. But the effort it takes to get a perfectly shaped, neat and voluminous ballerina bun should not be underestimated. For this reason, we had to include the humble (but classic) ballerina bun on our list of self-isolation hairstyles that you need to try.

The ballerina bun relies on neatness in order to look its best. Banish flyaways with a good quality hairspray, like the VO5 Strong Hold Hairspray.

 

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