Let’s just address the elephant in the room: Times are weird as hell right now. Anxiety is high. Chaos, uncertainty, and fear are all around us. People are losing their jobs. COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. With salons and spas closed, many of us are forced to forfeit the comforts and conveniences we’re used to. We’re cutting our own hair, removing our own gel manicures, and even changing the way we dress — gloves and masks are pretty much a requirement for going outside. So it’s safe to say that in this time of quarantine and social distancing, hair-care may (understandably) not be in front of mind. However, focusing on the world outside can quickly become too much to take. Indulging in simple pleasures, like babying your hair, can be a form of self-care, whether you’re creating a conditioning mask from kitchen ingredients, or you’re trying out a new hair-care product.
If you’re fortunate enough to have the disposable funds, a few brands are soldiering on to bring us some newness that might distract you from what’s going on outside for just a little while. Amika has a new product that will help you hold on to that hair color for just a bit longer, Oribe‘s created larger sizes of its Serene Scalp shampoo and conditioner, and Unite‘s trios of dry shampoos are about to be a game-changer in your quarantine wash cycle.
Read on to see which new hair-care items to snap up this May.
All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.