Right now I am in a horribly awkward transition phase with my hair. I am currently growing it out and am at a weird stage right now that is no fun at all especially since I am not particularly sure what the end result is going to be. So what is one to do when they hate their hair?
First head to Pinterest and start looking for styles you like. I always start searching by hair length to help narrow down the search.
As much as I would love a spa day, my busy schedule and my wallet are not allowing it. Instead I bring the spa home to me with these amazing beauty products.
Here are my top 5 beauty products that every mom needs to add a bit of spa-like luxury to her day.
product was provided for feature, all opinions are my own.
I have 5 girls and that means hair care is something on my mind, a lot. Ironically none of my girls have the same type of hair so they all need different products and the one I struggle the most with is my curly haired daughter. I do not have curly hair and no one in my family does so trying to figure out her hair has been tough and I pretty much feel like I am failing her. The poor child has had frizzy hair for far too long as I handled it the same as her straight haired sisters.
When I heard of Circle of Friends products from Loxa Beauty I had to give them a try and see if they worked for my girls. Circle of Friends products from Loxa Beauty are formulated with quality ingredients and are paraben-free and cruelty-free. We have been trying out several of the products and my kids are smitten, they especially love the smells. All the fruity smells make my kids super happy and I have to admit I take extra deep breaths when I am washing the kids hair. We have been using the Raspberry collection the shampoo, conditioner and detangler and really love it. The Rosa’s Raspberry Detangler has made for a lot less tears when I am brushing post bathtime, which is great. And the Janaina’s Mango Mousse Foam has gotten my daughter’s curly tresses under control which is fabulous!
My girls are all swimmers and I feel like I am spending a fortune on swimmer shampoo and conditioner, well no more. Now I not only have a swimmer shampoo but I have Kylie’s Pre-Swim Conditioner. Soak your kids hair in this before swimming and you have protected your kid’s locks saving them from the harsh chemicals in pools. These Pre-Swim Conditioner is a must have for all little swimmers.
You can order your Circle of Friends® products from LoxaBeauty.com and when you purchase any Circle of Friends products from Loxa Beauty you will receive a free sample of Rosa’s Raspberry Shampoo simply use the code: COFSAMPLE.
This post was sponsored by Ulta as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
As I grow older I worry about the traditional signs of aging and how I will combat them to the best of my ability. I am not overly panicked about aging, not overly excited either though. I have taken steps to deal with my skin using lotions and products to keep my skin hydrated as I best I can, but I never thought to make changes with my hair care until now.
It should have occurred to me earlier to make proactive steps to keep my hair young, but it didn’t. These past few years I have noticed my hair getting drier and drier. Not that long ago I had to wash my hair daily as it was so greasy, now I add oil to my hair to try and keep it healthy and hydrated. And then of course there is the most common sign of aging, gray hairs. With gray hairs there is the obvious option of dying your hair, but then you create a whole host of other problems by maintaining the color and health of your hair.
So how do you combat aging hair and keep it healthy and youthful? Here are several hair anti-aging tips to try.
- Moisture – Add extra moisture to your hair using moroccan argan oil I like to use it on my wet hair before I dry it and then spritz this spray on argan oil after I style it.
- Treat it – Whether you color your hair or do a cellophane treatment with some color, either way you can make your hair shiny and free of grays.
- Wash Less – As you age it is less important to wash your hair every day but when you do wash you need to use a product that is made for aging hair and will protect your hair color like Living Proof Timeless Collection. This great collection of products, found only at Ulta offers a pre-shampoo treatment to help your color last longer and a shampoo that is Sulfate-free, silicone-free & color safe to help your aging hair stay young longer. I have been using this collection of shampoo and conditioner and can already tell a difference in my hair after washing.
How do you keep your hair young and youthful?
Have you started noticing signs of age in your hair like I have?
If you are like me the winter really dries you out. I feel like I am constantly putting on lotion. There are some steps you can take to help keep your skin hydrated and avoid super dry skin.
- Run a humidifier. If you do not have a humidifier that is part of your heating and cooling system purchase one and run it in your bedroom at night. You want a cool mist humidifier, they are note expensive and come in handy when you are sick as well. We love Crane Cool Mist Humidifiers and have them in every bedroom.
- Take warm showers instead of hot ones. This one is hard for me because when it is cold out I want a hot shower but that really dries out and damages your skin so switch to warm water instead.
- Apply lotion immediately after showering while your skin is still damp. This will allow maximum penetration to fully hydrate your skin.
- Exfoliate your whole body. Make sure you are ridding your skin of dead top layers so the lotion can get to the healthy skin. I love the to use this homemade coconut oil sugar scrub on my legs, I add peppermint oil to mine as the smell is so refreshing and invigorating.
- Switch to a body wash with moisture to get extra hydration when you shower. You can even add an extra layer by using Nivea in shower body lotion, I love this stuff! Simply apply in shower after you wash then rinse off and you are already starting to replace the lost moisture.
- Switch your face wash to a milder soap. I used to have two types of soap one for winter and one for spring although now I just use Meaningful Beauty and add a stronger night cream for extra hydration in winter months.
- At night apply lotion to your hands and feet and then sleep with cotton socks on both your feet and hands. You can buy special gloves but cotton socks work fine. These help to really lock in the moisture on your hands and feet. My favorite lotion that pack s a strong punch is Eucerin.
- Stay hydrated, make sure you are drinking enough water to keep your self hydrated. I carry my Camelbak water bottle with me everywhere to make sure I drink enough and if you must know yes I am a water snob and only like to drink water from my ZeroWater filter.