We're now two months into quarantine, which means for many of us it's been at least two months since our last haircut or dye job. Things are starting to look pretty messy around here. If you're already used to cutting and styling your own hair, this might not be much of a problem. But for the rest of us, we may just barely be resisting the temptation to whip out the scissors and risk making things worse. Here are some suggestions for what to do with your awkward quarantine hair:
1. Wear a hat.
It's the age-old solution to a bat hair day, but hats are often neglected for their essential role in fashion these days. As the weather gets warmer, wearing a wide-brimmed sun hat on your outdoor excursions serves the double purpose of hiding your hair and protecting your skin from the sun. Plus, it really adds to the witchy goth aesthetic. Or you can always go for comfort with a classic beanie or baseball cap. Get a couple of new hats to mix and match with your outfits, and now you've got a fun new accessory to play with in addition to solving your hair problem.
2. Experiment with wigs or cyber falls.
Who says the hair on your head needs to be your own? Sometimes you just want a really wild color or completely different length for a night, without all the upkeep of maintaining that look full time. With a couple of well-made wigs on hand, you can have instant perfect hair for your next virtual goth night, no matter what state your real hair is in. Or maybe you've always admired the cybergoths you see in the club with their neon synthetic locks. Quarantine is a great time to channel your creative side and finally make your own. There are plenty of tutorials online for how to make them out of a variety of materials. If you're not confident in your own crafting abilities, there are always a few folks selling them on Etsy.
3. Just dye it a fun color.
DIY dye jobs might be a bit challenging, especially if you're new to bleaching your own hair. But if you've got that part down, then now is your chance to go all out with a crazy color and not worry about getting odd looks at the office. Plus, everyone will be too distracted by the novelty of the color to comment on your hair's awkward length or shagginess. For some great color choices, check out the Lunatik brand hair dye in the VampireFreaks store, which comes in Bloodlust red, Monster Blue, or VF Purple.
Whatever you do with your hair, just have fun with it. Remember, everybody else is in the same boat!