Of all the issues to come out of the coronavirus crisis, this is definitely one of the lighter ones! How are you maintaining your hair in lockdown?
With barbers and hair salons having been following the government advice to close for some time now, it has led to one of the lighter issues of the current situation – should you brave the self-hair cut?
We got the answer to that from one of our team members pretty much immediately when Harry logged on to our team meeting with a new look. He’s definitely in it for the long-haul:
All his own work, of course. As for me, I’ve been happily living with my hair scrunched into a messy bun day in and day out.
It’s been interesting to see what friends and colleagues have been doing – especially for those with shorter hair who are unable to keep it as well-maintained as before.
It does seem to be an issue on the minds of a fair few people, with the BBC even reporting on an ‘underground network of hairdressers‘ last week.
A few close shaves
Some colleagues here at Which? have decided to shave their hair, or their family members/ flatmates’ hair. Some, such as Tobias, have done it to raise funds for NHS charities, which is a wonderful idea:
I have braved the shave! I have chosen to shave my head for NHS charities. This challenge was set up by my best mate and the challenge has even managed to get some big England Rugby stars to take part. We are at almost £25,000 with a target of £100,000.’
While others are taking the opportunity to grow theirs out or simply wait until someone competent can take the scissors! Here’s how the Which? Conversation team is getting on:
Jon – good, tidy work. George – time to consider some maintenance.
Meanwhile, my social media has been filled with images and videos or people who have had their hair cut by family members or have even been brave enough to cut it themselves.
It seems highly likely that once travel restrictions are over and businesses can be open, there’ll be a few lengthy queues for the hairdressers and salons!
What are you doing with your hair during this time? Have you been cutting it yourself or letting it grow?