Since I’m on a real alliteration series kick, I decided to start another. Every week, or until I run out of ideas, I’m going to be here sharing my favorite self care tips with you.
First of all, let’s start out with some reasons why self care & treating yourself nicely is so important:
- Self care is a baramoter of your overall well being.
- When you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of others.
- You work hard. You deserve it!
So today I want to share with you one of my favorite ways to treat myself– hair care. Have you guys heard of the Drybar? It reminds me a lot of somewhere the main love interest in rom-com would hang out. They take you back, shampoo & massage your scalp (!!!), and style your hair while you sip cocktails or diet soda with cute yellow blow dryer swizzle sticks and watch a movie. Some of the movies playing when I’ve been in the chair are 500 Days of Summer, Love & Basketball, and The Notebook (crying while getting your hair done is messy, y’all.) You can choose from one of many styles, but my favorite is the Dirty Martini (as pictured below). Plus, the cost is affordable (styles start out around $40) and last for 3-4 days or until your next shampoo.
In between blow outs, I love a good hair mask. I love to put one in, pop on a shower cap, and watch a movie or read–anything to relax. It’s also incredibly easy: apply, wait, rinse. Two of my favorite brands are Hask’s Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner, just $2.99 at Ulta and Target and Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, $9.00 at Sephora and you get multiple uses out of a pot.
I’ll be back next week with more ways to treat yourself. In the meantime, share with me your favorite ways to practice self care in the comments! Remember, be nice to yourself!