Written by Jessica DeFino for Allure
April 1, 2020
"Hair maintenance falls pretty low on the list of “Things To Worry About During A Pandemic,” sitting somewhere under “mortality” and “the meaning of life,” after “health care” and “human rights.” But in the face of the novel coronavirus and the restless quarantine it requires — hours, days, weeks of isolation stretching ahead toward a trick horizon — doesn’t it feel better to focus on your hair?
“It’s kind of funny, because the lack of open salons is almost giving people the freedom or permission to play with their looks,” agrees Chelsea Kester, hairstylist, colorist, and founder of the plant-based hair care line Wildflower Gypsy. “I am so here for this!”
"Boxed dyes and bleach formulas may contain harsh chemicals that are best left in the hands of trained professionals. A safer option for at-home experimentation is “herbal hair color,” she says; like a chamomile rinse for blonde highlights or a coffee bean recipe for brunettes." (The Wildflower Gypsy founder is now providing custom, plant-based blends via Flower Hair Color + Care consultations.)"