Super low maintenance hair routine for the busy you

Cadence Loh
·Lifestyle Editor
·4-min read

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A couple of weeks ago, the Internet went ablaze when two of Singapore’s favourite stars, comedian Michelle Chong and national treasure Stephanie Sun, released videos of them cutting their hair, just one day apart. And gasp! As the stars revealed, the ownself-cut-own-hair acts are not something that started during the circuit breaker in April when hair salons were closed. Both celebs have been doing it for a while already!

Check out their Instagram accounts and see Michelle Chong and Stephanie Sun in action.

Who would have guessed? Inspired by my favourite funny person and Singapore’s top songstress, here’s a super fuss-free guide to having a head of glorious mane without investing too much time.

Here’s how you can take a step towards healthier hair, no salons required!

Get equipped with the right tools

With tight schedules, a simple haircut at home not only saves time and money, it is also completely achievable. Think long-term and invest in a set of hair cutting tools like these.

Tip: Control the flyaways by cutting your hair in the bathroom or placing a layer of newspapers to make for disposal.

Titanium professional hair scissors, 5.5-inch Japanese 440C steel, S$46.84

Titanium professional hair scissors, 5.5-inch Japanese 440C steel, S$46.84. PHOTO: Amazon
Titanium professional hair scissors, 5.5-inch Japanese 440C steel, S$46.84. PHOTO: Amazon

Hairdressing scissors set (10pcs set), S$33.83

Hairdressing scissors set (10pcs set), S$33.83. PHOTO: Amazon
Hairdressing scissors set (10pcs set), S$33.83. PHOTO: Amazon

BaByliss for men 22 piece home haircutting kit, S$44

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BaByliss for men 22 piece home haircutting kit, S$44. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
BaByliss for men 22 piece home haircutting kit, S$44. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Goodbye greys!

Greys grow out fast and can be especially annoying when they grow at obvious spots like the hairline. Even before the pandemic struck, how many of us head to the salon fortnightly to touch up our roots? The solution lies in a few handy touch-up tools we have compiled right here for you.

Tip: Always read the instructions carefully before using any products. Apply sparingly and build up coverage gradually for a natural look.

Clairol root touch-up concealing powder, black, S$7.45

Clairol root touch-up concealing powder, black, S$7.45. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Clairol root touch-up concealing powder, black, S$7.45. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Josh Wood Colour, darker brown blending brush, 20ml, S$33.50

Josh Wood Colour, darker brown blending brush, 20ml, S$33.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Josh Wood Colour, darker brown blending brush, 20ml, S$33.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Color WOW root cover-up, dark brown, 2.1g, S$50

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Color WOW root cover-up, dark brown, 2.1g, S$50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Color WOW root cover-up, dark brown, 2.1g, S$50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Joico Tint Shot, root concealer, dark brown, 72ml, S$24

Joico Tint Shot, root concealer, dark brown, 72ml, S$24. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Joico Tint Shot, root concealer, dark brown, 72ml, S$24. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Grow lustrous locks!

Did you know that hair brushing is one of the simplest ways to achieve shiny, healthy hair? Using the right hairbrush can help redistribute natural oils from the scalp to the roots of the hair, as well as stimulate your scalp’s blood circulation. Here are some brushes we recommend.

Tip: Bend forward, using gentle pressure, brush from the nape of your neck to the top several times, layer by layer, then move on to each side. After that, lift your head and brush from top to bottom.

Tangle Teezer compact styler detangling hairbrush - lilac gleam, S$21.00 (was S$24.50)

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Tangle Teezer compact styler detangling hairbrush - lilac gleam, S$21.00 (was S$24.50). PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Tangle Teezer compact styler detangling hairbrush - lilac gleam, S$21.00 (was S$24.50). PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Philip Kingsley vented paddle brush, S$44

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Philip Kingsley vented paddle brush, S$44. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Philip Kingsley vented paddle brush, S$44. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Cantu thick boar paddle brush for long hair, S$16

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Cantu thick boar paddle brush for long hair, S$16. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Cantu thick boar paddle brush for long hair, S$16. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Get the gunk out

No matter how much you love your existing hair products, you should always make sure to do a deep cleanse every now and then. Best if you start detoxing daily. Try a detox shampoo that promises to counteract the harmful effects of pollutants, purging excessive build-up and also dirt and grime. These gems are suitable for all hair types and promise to nourish your tresses while cleaning.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) triple detox shampoo 160ml, S$42

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) triple detox shampoo 160ml, S$42. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) triple detox shampoo 160ml, S$42. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

ikoo Shampoo - Talk the Detox, 250ml, S$28

ikoo Shampoo - Talk the Detox, 250ml, S$28. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
ikoo Shampoo - Talk the Detox, 250ml, S$28. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Molton Brown purifying shampoo with Indian cress, S$31.50

Molton Brown purifying shampoo with Indian cress, S$31.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Molton Brown purifying shampoo with Indian cress, S$31.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Eat your way to glorious tresses

When it comes to delaying the effects of ageing, prevention is always better than cure. A head of lustrous hair can help one appear more youthful. Try these hair supplements to counteract the hair damaging routine of blow-drying, use of harmful chemicals and the unavoidable exposure to pollutants in the environment.

Foltène hair and scalp treatment for women, 100ml, S$45.50

Foltène hair and scalp treatment for women, 100ml, S$45.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Foltène hair and scalp treatment for women, 100ml, S$45.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Viviscal maximum strength supplements (30 tablets), S$52.50

Viviscal maximum strength supplements (30 tablets), S$52.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Viviscal maximum strength supplements (30 tablets), S$52.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

Hairburst Women's 35+ vitamins (60 capsules), S$61.50

Hairburst Women's 35+ vitamins (60 capsules), S$61.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic
Hairburst Women's 35+ vitamins (60 capsules), S$61.50. PHOTO: Lookfantastic

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