These At-Home Hair Tips Are So Effective Your Stylist Won't Know You Cheated

Easy-to-follow dos and don'ts.

By Erin Jahns

Okay, here's the tea. We're not necessarily condoning cutting your hair at home, and, quite honestly, we don't want you to cheat on your stylist. Not only will hair experts everywhere be incredibly dependent on your business once stay-at-home orders begin to relax, but there's also a large margin for error your stylist would really rather you avoid altogether. (There's a reason they're the experts, after all.)

That said, since no one seems entirely sure when, exactly, we'll be able to run back into the arms and chairs of our colorists and stylists, and since our hair has this annoying little habit of, well, growing, an at-home haircut might at some point become necessary. (Even if it's solely for the sake of preserving your sanity.)

We don't want you to walk into the abyss of at-home hair maintenance without ample support, so I reached out to my own hair hero (celeb hairstylist and co-founder of 454 North Salon Cervando Maldonado) to get all of his and a few fellow stylists' best at-home hair tips in one spot. Fear not—their easy-to-follow dos and don'ts totally have your back until you're able to come back in. So without further ado…

Don't: Let Scalp Residue Build Up

Do: Use an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

"Most people are waiting longer between washes during quarantine, so an apple cider vinegar rinse (which rids the hair of residue or buildup) is a great remedy to keep your hair and scalp as healthy as possible," shares Maldonado.


Once you’re in the shower with wet hair, Maldonado says to massage your ACV formula into your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before thoroughly shampooing. Your scalp will be left supremely clean and your hair ultra-shiny.

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