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It’s officially summer—and that means a whole lot of sunshine and outdoor activities. Your skin might be protected, but how’s your hair feeling? From soaking up the sun to swimming in salt water (or your neighbor’s pool), there’s a good chance all that warm weather fun is stressing your tresses.
Don’t let longer days damage your locks! Restore the health of your hair with seven stylish products that will keep you looking good (and hydrated) all summer long.
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak
Kiehl’s deep conditioning reparative hair mask is about to become your summer savior. Perfect for all hair types that are overexposed to sun, heat, and processing, this product will find a permanent place in your shower.
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Detangler
Keep your hair free (and clear) of tangles with this vegan spray. Blended with aloe extract and Vitamin E, nourish your locks while restoring smoothness, softness and shine instantly–no matter how dirty your hair might be.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Why wash your hair when you have Amika’s dry shampoo? Free of all the bad stuff (sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colors), this product is all about natural, easy-to-use glam. It’s a must-have in any beauty bag!
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
Prepare your hair for a little taste of paradise. Though Bumble and Bumble’s product is technically an oil, it won’t
leave your hair feeling greasy—just super soft and ultra smooth, while keeping those humid frizzies away.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
Literally beach in a bottle (without the sand), this spray is the solution for dry or coarse hair. Made with Dead Sea Salt and Sea Kelp extract, achieve soft, tousled and carefree waves in no time at all.
Philip Kingsley Sunshine Swim Cap
Consider this product your go-to hair protector. Infused with the citrus and rose scents, Swim Cap is geared to guard your strands against damage from the sun, chlorine and salt water while continually conditioning your locks.
Aim Hi After Beach Leave-In Hair Mist
Searching for a little slice of smell-good heaven for your hair? Make this mist part of your morning routine! With a lightweight essential oil blend and vitamins that promote healthy skin, scalp, and hair, Aim Hi is a bottle of soothing serum that you’ll use all summer (and year) long.
When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do.
How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?
As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.
Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.
When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:
In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect.
Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.
When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:
In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.
Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion.
When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:
That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain.