Lockdown Hair Situations

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So how's the hair situation going for everyone in lockdown? I haven't had my hair cut since about the middle of March. I have never had too short a haircut except one time in my teens when I discovered that I don't look good at all with no hair. So I have always had a haircut that's a little longer and messy on top and short and neat back and sides. Kind of this kind of cut.

Me last week of work..
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Now its been 8 or 9 weeks since I have had a haircut and it's a whole other kind of insane. I did have to trim a bit of my own fringe around the second week of April as it was getting in my face and bothering me at work. Then it was total lockdown and then I had to leave work for shielding. Since then it's just growing out crazy. It's going a bit Sue Ellen Ewing mullet at the back, ridiculously heavy and long at the top and really one side is much longer than the other in a weird way because of how the cut was. The first few weeks I was putting some putty in it messing it up and dealing with it. It's went beyond that stage now. I just look crazy like I live in a backwoods cabin and eat racoons with my sister/wife. I have taken to wearing a baseball cap most of the time and especially if someone is going to see me.
I have friends that have just buzzed it all off but I don't think I could, since I just don't think I can pull that off. How has everyone else's hair faired in Lockdown? Any home haircuts or strange looking grow outs?
 

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I have had to resort to colouring my own hair to cover the too many grey roots that are poking thro :eck: and had to take the scissors to my fringe at the weekend.

cant say its straight or even but i chopped into it as thats what hairdresser does

Also as I get older, my hair is getting curlier - had a wee kink in it when i was younger, now its morphing into a Poodle pam perm - well mnot quite but thats what it feels like to me!
 

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I have had to resort to colouring my own hair to cover the too many grey roots that are poking thro :eck: and had to take the scissors to my fringe at the weekend.

cant say its straight or even but i chopped into it as thats what hairdresser does

Also as I get older, my hair is getting curlier - had a wee kink in it when i was younger, now its morphing into a Poodle pam perm - well mnot quite but thats what it feels like to me!
I cant even imagine what mines is going to be like by the time hairdressers can work. My mum had me colour her hair a few weeks ago and she's decided to just grow her hair into a bob now! I guess I'm just going to be very attached to this hat for the next load of weeks. I feel sorry the girl who cuts my hair when I rock in with this mess for her to whack through. It'll take a while!
 

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I think when all this madness is over, hairdressers are going to be the most sought after people on the planet.

I trimmed my dads hair for him last week and he was quite pleased!! He said it looked better than the doll called Linda that i used to practise on when i was a wee girl.

There is such a skill to a good hair cut! I take my hat off to them, my hair is now getting to a length where i might need to tie it back at work!
 

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I always keep my hair short but I decided to go a step further and shave it all off to make it one thing less to worry about during confinement. I like how I look so I think I will keep this style after the lockdown has been lifted.
 

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I will be the first person to admit I looked like a hobo (with a B ;) ) by the time I could get my hair cut last Thursday. I had been clipping off the worrisome white hairs that crop up on my temples, but otherwise I had not messed with it for fear of making the situation even worse.

I typically go to a "chain" barber shop every six weeks or so, but they closed down right at the point where I should have made my regular visit. So my last haircut had been in early February.:fp: They re-opened on Wednesday and had a line out the door, not only because so many were in the same boat, but "25% capacity" regulations said they could not have more than six people in the building at one time (three stylists, three clients). I made an appointment (they're usually walk-in) for Thursday in an effort to let them work through their backed-up lines. They put a tent up outside for us to sit and wait to be called, and they took our temperatures before letting us go in. I was only 97.1F, which confirmed what others say about my being cold.o_O I had to wait 45 minutes, but at that point I was so unhappy with my unruly hair that I would have waited hours if necessary. Oh, and I tipped her 50% because I know they need to recoup all that lost income.
 

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I haven´t had short hair in many many years, and I don't have bangs. So that isn't a problem. I am overdue for cutting off some split ends, but it's certainly no emergency situation. Since my economy isn't good this year, I've gone over to colour my own hair. I am a dark blonde normally, but I've had dark brown for about a year. I do the cheap glossing (Loreal's Casting Creme Gloss) that lasts 6-8 weeks before slowly fading out. I go between a number of brown colours. Chocolate, Chocolate Brownie, Brown, Dark Brown etc. I like to switch. I have some light roots now, as I am naturally dark blonde, so I will do another gloss round this week.

Blondes do not have more fun.

 
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It’s so funny. All the men I work with are shaving their heads and none of the women are able to do anything with theirs. My hair is getting so long and thick that I may pass for Cousin IT, roaming the streets of Belfast.
 

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My mate is a hairdresser and he's coming to cut my hair on Friday in the garden! In full PPE! I literally begged him, I just cant cope with this anymore.
 

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My mate is a hairdresser and he's coming to cut my hair on Friday in the garden! In full PPE! I literally begged him, I just cant cope with this anymore.

I seriously think this is BBC Newsline worthy!
 

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I have been cutting my own hair and I have to say it looks great! I think maintaining a short haircut on your own is very difficult but when it's a bit longer you can get away with more. I put a t-shirt over my head just at the neckline and went along the back with a the clippers and it looks pretty good. And I just keep snipping bits here on the top and sides and I my hair has never looked better!
 

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It’s so funny. All the men I work with are shaving their heads and none of the women are able to do anything with theirs. My hair is getting so long and thick that I may pass for Cousin IT, roaming the streets of Belfast.

If you shaved your head completely, it still wouldn't change anything between us, Sar.
 

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I’m so happy you said that @Mo Mouse - I know you like your birds to look classy.
 

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Sarah's next acting gig could be an Irish-set, female reboot of Kojak.

I'd watch.

Imagine! My Dad once asked me would I hold tarantulas for an acting role as I'm really arachnophobic....really unsure on this one.
 

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So my friend did come to cut my hair on Friday. However, we hadn't seen each other since March and so we had a gin and tonic first. Then we just ended up drinking two bottles of gin and sitting in the garden having a laugh in the sun all while I kept my baseball cap on and didn't get a hair cut. I'm not even mad about it.
 
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