With the holidays, people tend to get all dressed up, do their make-up and hair and overall just want to look nice. It definitely takes a higher priority during the holidays than it does January through October. With that being said your hair is going to endure a lot more stress from the heat of the curling iron, or straightener, or whatever styling utensil that you use. Applying heat to your hair at any time can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. and with people have already have dry hair and it can be even worse. So applying hair masks, or really any type of hair moisturizer to your hair 2-3 times a week will help you tons.
Another way to take care of your hair is to keep in mind what you’re putting on it. Just like how you are aware of what you put in your body, you have to be aware of what you put in your hair. A lot of conventional haircare products are stacked with toxic chemicals that can be detrimental in the long run. So switching to all natural, plant based formulas can help nourish your hair without using those harmful ingredients. (Hint, hint, head over to frafrasnaturals.com and shop our products, which can be used for hair and body.)
Just like taking care of your hair, it’s just as important to take care of your skin. Because of the holiday’s you are more than likely to be wearing more makeup then you normally would, personally I know I do! So making sure you keep your pores clear is a must. A good way to do that, is on top of your skin care routine. I would recommend doing face mask 1-2 times a week to help really get all the dirt out and detoxify those pores. Also I cannot stress this enough - HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE! Because of the make-up, our skin is most likely going to be dry, so a way to not look like an old grandma. Keep that skin hydrated!
Be mindful of your diet
I hate using the word diet, but the number one thing that people do for their new year’s resolution is to lose weight and go on a diet. So a thing to keep in mind when you go to holiday parties or you’re at Thanksgiving dinner is to enjoy what you are eating and not beat yourself up about, “Oh I can’t have this piece of pie, because it’ll make me gain weight.” No you eat that piece a pie and you enjoy every second of it, just eat food in moderation. Be positive about your “diet.” You’ll be surprised how much motivation you have when you are more positive about your diet, and you don’t restrict yourself to certain foods.
Just like taking care of what’s on the outside you have to also take care of what’s on the inside. With all the chaos that goes on during the holidays, no matter what it is. From work, bills, family, parties. It’s always good to take a step back and relax. Try doing some meditation even for 5 minutes, it will make a difference. Taking your mind away from all the thoughts going through your head and clearing that mind. If you’re not one for mediation try doing yoga, or journaling, I find that these help so much. No matter the hobby, find something that relaxes you. So that during the holiday season, even just in general you can cut back on all the stress.
Another way to relax is to take a minute to disconnect from the world. With todays day and age everyone seems to be in there electronics, on social media, answering emails, whatever it may be, take a minute, turn off the electronic and breathe. It really is a whole other world out there when you don’t have your nose in your electronics, and not stressing over work, or what someone posted on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Just give it a try, maybe even put some music on and light a few candles give yourself sometime to clear your mind, and be in the moment.
Randi Bannister. Is a University of Michigan-Flint student majoring in marketing and communications. She will be obtaining a bachelor’s degree in December of 2019. Some little fun facts about Randi is that she is a quadruplet, and grew up in the Swartz Creek, Fenton area in MI. She has a love for kids and a love for fitness!
“I am excited to be able to take this experience interning with Fra Fra’s Naturals and be able to use it with later careers.“
- Randi Bannister