Winter Tips & Holiday DIY! Oh MY! We just love the holidays! If you’re like us, the holidays are a wonderful time but we never stop moving. Taking care of our clients, booking last minute parties, we are always running out the door. For this week’s blog, we wanted to settle down for a moment and go over some important tips to keep your hair and makeup on point. We also have a great DIY Body Scrub we just had to share! Enjoy!
Hydrate & Shine!
Cold, dry winter weather causes hair to stand on its ends, stick to your neck and make you crazy! But don’t worry, we can help. Step one is to hydrate. Hydrate your body AND your hair. Not only should you be sure to replace a few of your coffees with water, but also be sure to give your hair the drink it needs. A good rule of thumb in the cold weather season is to condition every time that you wash your hair. In addition to conditioning with a wash, we suggest using a moisture mask or an oil treatment. One of our favorites is the Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask. It’s one of our go-tos. It’s quick, it’s rich, it’s creamy and it dramatically improves your hairs texture and elasticity. It helps keep your hair lively from November to March!
If you’re rushing out the door…
Cold weather hair has a tendency to break much more easily. It is dry, it is brittle and it is wind beaten. After you’ve elongated your wash routine, moisturized your hair, gotten your regular hair cuts, and added beanies to your rotation- you could also just try throwing your hair up into a maintenance free do. A style that won’t get bashed around by winter weather or be plagued with static and keeps your hair tied tight and shielded from the stress of winter. Some of our favorite dos? A fishtail braid, or a ballerina bun!
Keep Your Skin Soft!
Even when you’re feeling a little colder than usual. The dry, bitter air can do a number on our skin. Transitioning from outdoors to the blazing artificial heat inside our homes, offices, and places of business can do a number on the outer layer of our skin. Cracked, dry, itchy skin is not a good look for our holiday outfits. Create a DIY body scrub from just a couple of simple ingredients! Better yet – make your friends and family their own scrub in a mason jar with a personalized tag! Your skin will thank you for the extra exfoliation and your friends will be begging you for more! Holiday gifts – CHECK!
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 to 1 1/4 Cup White Sugar
- 15-20 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- Mason JarsMeasure coconut oil when solid. Melt coconut oil and allow to cool. Stir in 1 cup sugar and 15 drops peppermint essential oil. Put the sugar scrub mixture into jars. Tie label or ribbon onto jar!
*DISCLAIMER! Be careful with any body scrub when using in a standing shower. Scrubs should be used while seated. an become slippery on ceramic floors and tiles.