Hair Care, Self-Care

We all have busy lives and sometimes getting that self-care in can be difficult. When you think of self-care you usually think of a sitting in a spa having a facial or manicure.

Self-care involves anything you can do be good to yourself and knowing when your resources are running low, allowing you to step back and replenish. This helps with your physical, mental, social, spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing.

It’s basically taking anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours just to “treat yourself”.

I’ve shared ways to have a Spa Facial at Home and How to Start Practicing Self-Care but today I wanted to focus on easy ways hair care can help get some self-care time in.

After a trip to the salon I always feel relaxed and rejuvenated. I love getting the scalp massage when they are shampooing my hair and I’ll sometimes get a conditioning treatment for some extra massaging but going to the salon often can put a hole in your wallet.

I wanted to share some hair care tips you can do at home that is great for self-care.

I’m going to state the obvious and say a Hair Treatment would be the best way to get self-care - warm oil being massaged into the scalp, relaxing with a warm cup of chamomile tea with the calming herbal-floral scent of lavender essential oil infusing in your diffuser, it sounds heavenly but can also take some time.

I’m going to share some great Hair treatments that may take some time but also some quick and easy ways to get a little self-care in.

Scalp Massage

Gently rub your scalp with your fingertips for a few minutes.
Massaging the scalp will stimulate and increase in your circulation, having proper blood circulation in your head and neck area will loosen those tight areas.
This will also distribute natural oils, helping with dry scalp, dandruff or an oily scalp and it will bring the life back to your dry and damaged hair.

Brush your Hair

Slowly brushing your hair will not only be relaxing but will also help to distribute oils, stimulate the scalp and increase blood circulation allowing all the nutrients and oxygen to completely reach the root and all through the hair which is essential for hair to grow much healthier and look radiant.

Cool Water Rinse

Taking a few extra minutes to massage your head while shampooing in your hair will feel relaxing, increase blood circulation and loosen any tight muscles.

Rinsing the head in cool water increases your tolerance to disease, helping to minimize how your body reacts to stress and anxiety-causing events.

Cold showers relieve stress and anxiety symptoms because cold temperatures cause electrical impulses to be sent from the skin’s nerve endings to the brain, reducing stress and anxiety.
Exposure to cold also activates the sympathetic nervous system and causes the release of norepinephrine, a natural antidepressant, as well as natural endorphins that contribute to your overall sense of well-being.

Here are some helpful easy Hair Treatments (for extra self-care, apply a facial mask as well):

Olive Oil Hair Spa Treatment

Depending on the length of your hair, massage 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil into the scalp, working down to the tips of the hair.
Wrap your hair with a shower cap and then a towel.
Leave on for 15 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and then wash your hair with shampoo.

Avocado Honey Hair Spa Treatment

Mash an avocado until it is completely lump-free, mix in a tablespoon of honey.
Apply the avocado mask from the roots to the tips of your hair.
Leave on for 20 – 30 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and then wash your hair with shampoo.

Honey Hair Spa Treatment

Wash your hair.
Squeeze the excess water out of your hair.
Take a quarter cup of honey and start working it into your damp hair.
Once your hair is completely covered in honey, wait for about 15 minutes.
Rinse your hair with cool water and then wash hair.

Treat yourself to a bath, light up some candles, play relaxing music – it does wonders!

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