Quarantine Beauty Tips
Now that you’ve ripped up your 2020 planner and are left in quarantine until we’ve flattened the curve of COVID 19 what are you to do? You’ll probably be spending endless time on TikTok, starting and actually finishing your spring-cleaning list and binge-watching Netflix. We foresee a lot of messy buns and no makeup days ahead! When you start wishing you could get dolled up and go somewhere, remember you can be using this down time to freshen up for when your favorite happy hour spot opens back up. Quarantine means more time for self-care, baby!
We’ve created a list of beauty tips and must do’s while you are social distancing:
HYDRATE YOUR FACE
Now, we know you don’t need makeup to look good! So, let your skin breathe over the next few weeks by limiting the number of days you wear makeup. Be sure to stock up on hydrating sheet masks to work into your routine on these days. Sheet masks are easy to use while laying out on the couch watching TV or reading your favorite book. You can find them for literally any skin type, some have anti-aging serums or even bronzing technology. Do a quick Google search for “hydrating sheet mask” to find what’s best for your skin type and budget.
YOUR HAIR NEEDS HYDRATION TOO!
Get yourself a deep conditioning masque! Not the quick fix, five-minute leave in, but a deep conditioner that needs to soak in the hair for at least 20 minutes. Some of you may be used to putting on this conditioner and then throwing on a plastic cap while you complete other things before you need to rinse. Not this time! This time get in a hot bath and take a breather while you wait. Your hair and your body will thank you after.
We recommend the Deep Conditioning Masque by Pure Brazilian. We might also recommend purchasing a lavender essential oil for the bath to take your relaxation to the next level!
DITCH THE HEAT!
We're challenging you to cut the heat out of your daily routine. We all know how damaging heat can be to your hair! You’ve likely considered ditching the blow dryers and curling irons to get the healthy hair you desire, but it's tough to make it past a few days! So, why not take advantage of this whole social distancing thing?!
Want some curls without the heat? Try to french braid your own hair (or have your quarantine buddy do it) and sleep on it!! Take the braids out in the morning and style like you normally would after curling your hair!
We challenge you to take before and after photos of your hair and post them on social media using the hashtag #ShearTheHeat
FINALLY TRY THAT HAIR STIMULATING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER YOU'VE BEEN EYEING AT OUR SALON!
SEE BELOW HOW YOU CAN GET IT SHIPPED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR
If you have fine hair you probably love the idea of hair stimulating shampoo and conditioner. If you’ve used one before then you might be cringing as you remember how it made your hair feel. Because this product is so concentrated it can be challenging to find the right amount to use that is suitable with your hair type. Why not use this time of social distancing to figure out what works for you? By the end of this quarantine you’ll have the product all figured out and those luscious locks will be growing.
We recommend using the Volumique Solutions Cleanse Shampoo along with their Repair Conditioner. Add in the Volumique Solutions Restore Organic Scalp and Follicle Treatment to boost your results. All of these items can be purchased at shearparadisebeautysupply.com and shipped right to your door.
PUT YOUR ELASTIC HAIR TIES TO THE SIDE!
Limited hair styling probably means ponytails for days! Believe it or not hair ties can cause damage to your hair too! Make sure you’re using a traceless hair ring or a scrunchie to keep your hair up rather than the elastic hair ties that are known to cause breakage. These can be found at your nearby drug store or purchased online. Click here to order our favorite coil ties from Amazon for under $10!
We also recommend changing the position your ponytail sits in from day to day so that you’re not putting too much tension on the same hairs each day.
GET A FOOT PEEL. YES, WE SAID FOOT PEEL!
One of the best kept secrets to baby soft feet is using a foot peel mask. Within a couple of days this mask will literally have your feet shedding all of its old skin, leaving you with a brand-new layer. So many people skip this beauty step because who wants to walk around with flaky feet all week? Since you can’t be in public anyways, now’s the prime time. Your nail tech will thank you during your next pedicure.
We recommend the Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel but there are plenty of options to choose from on Amazon!
If you’re really feeling brave, YouTube how to take off those acrylics and remove all nail polish. Just like your skin, your nails like to breathe too!
CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
Raise your hand if you clean your makeup brushes less than once a month! Don’t be ashamed, research shows that majority of us are guilty. If you want to avoid bacteria build up, you really should be cleaning them more often. You can order a soap specifically for cleaning your makeup brushes or get crafty with the items already in your bathroom, such as a clarifying shampoo or an unscented soap. Once you’ve cleaned them with soap and water lay them out to dry. They’ll feel like brand new brushes next time you apply your makeup! Doing this regularly will not only help keep your skin clear but will save you a ton of money on new brushes.
THIS TIP IS FOR OUR BOTTLED BLONDES!
With salons being closed your roots are likely to start peeking through soon. Please, please, please do not try to bleach your hair at home!! This can be extremely damaging if it’s not done perfectly! You won’t want to lose all the hard work (money & time) it took you to get to that perfect tone by covering it up with an all over box color either. Regardless of how it turns out for the time being you’re likely to regret it once you get back in your stylist’s chair. Box color will need to be stripped out before it can be touched by professional color again. It is almost always guaranteed to be a lengthy and pricey process to get your hair back to what it once was!
Instead, #showyourroots and purchase a purple shampoo!
A purple shampoo works as a toning agent and will neutralize any brassy, yellow tones! Having your blonde hair restored to its brighter days will help soften the contrast between your roots and your highlights!
One of the many great purple shampoos that we can recommend is the Color Last Purple Shampoo by Biolage!
Get your skin summer ready with coconut oil! This is a step up from your daily moisturizer. We’d recommend doing it year-round but realize it can leave your skin greasy for a short time. If you’re in a hurry to head out of the house, it’s not something you want to put clothes on top of but it’s perfect for your date with the couch, just be sure to lay a towel down first! You don’t need a special “oil for your skin” you can find this in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
DON'T LOSE YOUR SMILE!
We know you’ll be grinning from ear to ear when you’re finally reunited with your loved ones, so get your pearly whites ready! Crest white strips should do the trick! Those strips should hold you over until you can come back to Shear Paradise to get your next teeth whitening session!
Now is the time to focus on the beauty that is self care. We hope that you are taking care of yourself and doing your best to stay inside to help flatten the curve so we can be back together at the salon! While we are all facing different triumphs in our lives, we are in this battle together. As you focus on selfcare, whatever that may be to you, remember to also use this time to bond with your family, reach out to your loved ones and help your neighbors. We’ve never been guaranteed tomorrow, so remember each day is a blessing!
We love you guys and wish for peace for all of you right now!