Sure, I can go without my monthly facial, my weekly manicure and my waxing appointments for a little while. But one of the first thoughts of beauty-related panic I had when hair salons were forced to close was: What about my roots?! I have no problem giving myself a mani-pedi and an indulgent at-home facial, but I draw the line at DIY hair color—I went through an unfortunate phase of box-dyeing my locks (and nearly ruining them) in college, and let’s just say I now leave it to the professionals.
Mid-panic about my strands, I wound up on Goop’s Instagram where I found that Jean Godfrey-June had posted an IGTV video about the best at-home hair color solutions. Goop is the last place I thought I’d find this information, considering nearly all hair dye is laden with chemicals, and doesn’t fit the brand’s clean standards (which Godfrey-June admits in the video). But you better believe I watched all eight minutes, soaking up every tip, trick and bit of information I could.
Perhaps the best part of the whole IGTV is that Godfrey-June is divulging all these tips while sitting fully clothed in a giant bathtub. She hooked me within the first few seconds, saying, “A lot of people have been texting me, calling me, emailing me, asking, I’m trapped in my house, what am I going to do about my hair? Now, I have this problem, too” Don’t we all. And if there’s anyone I would take advice from, it’s this beauty director with years of expert advice to share (yes, even from her bathtub).
The major takeaways? Godfrey-June recommends sticking to just your roots, instead of putting color on the parts of your hair that don’t need it. This will prevent the lengths of your locks from looking flat and limit your exposure to chemicals. She also recommends applying a mask, like Rahua Omega-9 Hair Mask, to the ends of your hair before applying color to your roots to protect any highlights from accidental damage. Bonus: She says this product leaves her hair shiny for up to three washes, without reapplying and the benefits are intensified with heat, should you want to get your blow dryer involved.