As we venture into cooler months, and venture out into the cold less (and lest we forget we are still in a pandemic), now’s the time to give your hair much-need rest. Restore those natural oils, lay off the dye for a while and focus on nourishment instead.
Home-glow face mask
Amp up your natural beauty with a DIY face mask that will get your skin shimmering without synthetic products – it’s all you! Keep it simple with a coffee and turmeric mask. Caffeine reduces inflammation and puffy eyes, while antioxidant-rich turmeric takes care of the glow.
- 1 table spoon ground coffee
- 1 table spoon powdered turmeric
- 1 tablespoon greek yoghurt
Mix it up
- Mix ground coffee and powdered turmeric together.
- Add greek yoghurt and apply to clean skin.
- Remove the mask after about 20 minutes and voila
There’s no better time to give your hair a break and restore your natural oils. Use this time to let your hair breathe. Lay off the dye, ties and heat. Make a homemade mask or let your roots grow out a bit more than usual. Embrace your regrowth now and support a local salon later.
Another tip would be to add a leave-in treatment to your usual routine. Leave-in hair treatments will do wonders to your locks. These treatments nourish, repair and lock in moisture. You can find these treatments at your local supermarkets or even buy them online. If you go to the salon regularly, you might want to ask your hair stylist for recommended hair treatments that would be suitable for your specific hair type.
Don’t have time to go to the salon or store? Take a trip to your kitchen, grab a bottle of olive oil, heat up a 1/4 cup for about 2 minutes and then apply it to your hair as a leave in conditioner. Olive oil is a great nourishing treatment for all hair types, just make sure that you check the heat temperature of the oil before applying to your hair.
A well-rested, well-nourished body manufactures its own natural radiance. That dreaded ’s’ word, stress, can leave your hair and skin deflated, as well as your mind. Take time to prepare wholesome meals that get you beaming from the inside out. Smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrients – try including glow-worthy ingredients like spinach, berries, avocado and mango. And boosting your collagen intake has also had good results for healthier, thicker hair and better skin.