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Free your locks on lockdown

3 weeks ago


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Free your locks on lockdown

3 weeks ago


By Katy Young, Beauty Director and Cofounder

I’ve never been one for high-maintenance hair; washing it because I have to, colouring it when I need to, a mask when I must, and possibly a blowdry at a big party push.

So while I have struggled with so much (and more) during lockdown, my Barnet? Not so much.

For what better time to excuse yourself from the hair ‘have to’s’ than now?

Like so many of us have done with our food and fitness, with my hair regime I’ve taken the time to slow down and pair back on the beauty, because what lies beneath truly is the most beautiful of all. Let your hair have it’s own kind of day, without loading on silicons, sulphates and styling products or polymers, and it’s generally a pretty good one.

Katy Young nut and noggin cofounder

Katy's lockdown locks

And all the while, avoiding those synthetic ingredients and the plastic means it’s also a better day for the planet. Being away from the office, sans commute, I took advantage of working chez moi to eek out days between hair washes first.

With a couple of questionable days as I got my groove and natural greases back (Zoom camera turned ‘off’) I have gone from an exhausting every other day hair washer, to an every four day, and my hair loves me for it.

Remember our lengths don’t like being stripped of their natural oils, which brings me to our beloved Nut & Noggin, which has put my hair (and by the way scalp), back in to balance, nay ‘back to its former glory.’

Shunning the SLS (only for froth), harsh detergents (merely there for that squeaky clean feel) and silicons (for slip) has left each strand more juicy and less snappy cheers to the beer-derived amino acids, and thanks to flaxseed oils protecting the skin’s acid mantle, my scalp a lot less itchy (TMI, but noggin’ matters).

And is it me, or has my hair grown more quickly, with ends chunkier than a bristle brush? My virtual colleagues will tell you so (Zoom camera firmly back on). And while I might play around with serums and curl-defining creams for the grand finale, (hey it’s part of my job to test the good, bad and ugly), this little bar has been the foundation of my better hair days. 

You can follow Katy @katyyoungbeauty

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