Autumn is here – and very soon it will feel like winter again. This might cause some stress to your skin and hair. Don’t worry about it -here are some ideas that will help you and your hair to ease into the coming time of warm sweaters and hot tea…
Regain moisture by adding essential fatty acids
Essential fatty acids are all the rage now – not only for consuming, but also in the hair and beauty industry. They mostly come from avocado, coconut or olive oil – these are the most well known. If you have a dry scalp (very common after the summer) or dry hair – it will be grateful for some relief.
TIP: Take a small amount of your preferred oil – I use coconut oil – in your hand to warm it up. Then apply it to your scalp, gently massaging the parts that are dry or itchy. Apply to the rest of your hair all the way down to the ends and comb through to make sure the whole length is covered. Leave over night. In the morning wash your hair as you would usually. Repeat this on a weekly basis, or as much as you feel you require. Do not overdo it – it might have an effect you do not desire.
1. Cover your head
We already know that the most of our body heat goes out through our head. If you are exposed to a cold wind or a stressful level of cold – cover your hair! Hats are all the rage now. You can even apply the tip from step one, make a messy braid or bun and cover it with a stylish beret! Quick and functional – and also trendy! Keep your hair as warm as your head, and it will reciprocate the care by being beautiful, shiny and healthy.
2. Drink plenty of water.
We often tend to forget about one of the most important things there is to replenish our body – water. It will restore moisture and make your skin and hair shine – not to mention other benefits for the body. Drink as much as you need -and remember to drink. Keep a bottle in your bag or somewhere in your sight. Make funny notes that will remind you to drink. And be aware that when you start to drink water actively at first you might actually feel more thirsty; don’t worry -it’s just your body regaining water. Make a system that will work for you – to remind you to nourish and nurture your body.
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