Quarantine has given us a tons of free time that a lot of us are using to catch up on reading, trying out indulgent recipes, deep-diving into our skin care routines and watching all the mukbangs on YouTube—what a time to be alive!
While we all learn to adjust to this new normal temporarily, it is important that we keep our minds productive and occupied as much as possible. So if you’re thinking of cutting, or dyeing your hair at home (take this as a gentle reminder not to), we’re here to help you with a few ideas on what else to do with yourself (and your hair!).
We’ve rounded up some of our most popular, easy-to-do at home hairstyles that will replace that messy bun you have on right now. Keep scrolling to check ‘em out...
1. Heatless Hairstyles
We cannot think of a better time for you to test out these heatless curls! While you stay home safe, and protect your body from this worldwide pandemic—look at it as a great opportunity to not only revive your hair from the regular heat damage it goes through but also practice and test out hairstyles that will be less damaging to your hair in the future. Do you see yourself giving up that curling iron and making the switch to heatless curls? Let us know.
2. Summer Hairstyles
As we all collectively quarantine together, we’re sure you’re also thinking of a brighter, happy summer time. One filled with beach days, margaritas and more. So while we wait, why not try a few of these summer hairstyles to get yourself in the mood? From beautiful bouncy beach waves to floral braids and more—there’s a little something in here for everyone.
3. French Braid
Raise your hand if your screen time increases on a daily basis thanks to those mesmerizing videos of hair being braided on your Insta feed—especially the French braid! It's a classic and widely loved type of braid, but you gotta admit—it isn’t as easy as it looks. Thankfully, we have a super simple, step-by-step tutorial for you to follow that will give you a blogger-ready braid in no time.
4. Frizzy Hair Hairstyles
If frizz is your achilles’ heel, then consider these hairstyles your (temporary) remedy. Frizz is a distressing condition that is quite hard to get rid of completely. We’re all learning how to deal with it on our own hair journey, and embracing our natural hair for what it is. On days when you just can’t deal with the frizz, these quick and easy hairstyles will be your saviour. These looks will help reduce the appearance of frizz and keep you looking super stylish. Now, isn’t that fantastic?
5. Waterfall Braid
If you think you need to be a professional hairdresser to do a waterfall braid, your thinking is amiss, my friend! The waterfall braid seems daunting to do (especially because of its name) but when broken down, it is quite simple to achieve. Once you try this out, we’re sure you’ll come back to do the waterfall braid again and again. Although we have to say, you need to have a little extra patience and presence of mind with this one.
6. Pull through Braid
The braid that will put you right on the map with all the beauty bloggers. This extra pull through braid has the ability to make you forget about a basic braid altogether. If you’re worried that your hair isn’t voluminous enough for a look like this one, consider adding in a set of hair extensions to achieve the look in all its glory.
7. Dutch Braid
Don’t you hate it when you’re working on an important project and your hair just won’t stay put? If you’re looking for a no-fuss, clean WFH hairstyle, then it doesn’t get better than the dutch braid! While our natural instinct might be to put our hair up in a messy bun, we can guarantee that this clean fuss-free dutch braid is the next best thing. Our simple step-by-step tutorial will help you achieve this look in no time.
8. Tight Curls
Cute, bouncy and oh-so-fun! This ‘do will have you wishing your hair was naturally curly. But thankfully, a 3/8" curling wand is all you need to get there! While sections are typically smaller for these types of tight ringlet curls (so it might take you more time than usual) the final result is so worth it! We’ve broken it down for you with a full tutorial on how to do that right here:
9. Hairstyles for Short and Medium Hair
If you’ve got a fresh cut and are wondering what else you can do other than straightening and curling your short hair, we’ve got you covered. From braids to stylish low ponytails and more—hairstyles for short and medium hair are more versatile than you think. So don’t limit yourself to just the hot tools, and try out these super stylish hairstyles instead.
P.S. Amp up these hairstyles with trendy hair accessories like barrettes, padded headbands, pearl encrusted clips, silk scrunchies and more.
P.P.S. If you're ever tired of your short hair, you always have clip-in or halo hair extensions to turn to. These can turn your look around in minutes!
10. Quick Elegant Low Bun
If you’re planning an at-home date night with your boo this quarantine szn, let us help you shortlist your hairstyle options with this dreamy, elegant low bun. This look is high on texture, low on time and perfect for a casual dressed down evening at home when you have to set up, cook and clean yourself—quarantine date nights, amirite? This look works for long or medium length hair and will only take you about two minutes to do. Now, that’s the dream, isn’t it?
Quick, easy and stylish—what else could you ask for? These hairstyles have the ability to spruce up any look that you wear (yes, even your grey sweatpants) so why not try these out as we all ride this quarantine wave together. Which one of these hairstyles will you be wearing to your next Zoom meeting or virtual date night? Tell us in the comments below, we’d love to know!