Prevent Hair Damage: How To Dry Your Hair Carefully

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There is a a right way to treat your hair, especially when it comes to cleaning and drying it. This post isn’t about styling your hair with heat or products, in this blog I want to address healthy hair maintenance. I hope this will help you to hone your personal grooming techniques and also your self esteem and self confidence as you feel satisfied with the image in the mirror.

For some people, how our hair appears directly affects our mental health as it is often the first thing we see when we look in the mirror. Our perception of our own self, whether positive or negative, will affect the way we act and react to the situations around us.

We can cause damage to our hair especially when it is wet. Wet hair is more prone to breakage as it is brittle. A lot of damage can be caused when brushing or combing wet hair as the hair will stretch when wet but the strands do not snap back to their regular form after stretching, they become even more brittle.

My number 1 rule for preventing frizzy, weakened hair is to NEVER DRY YOUR HAIR BY RUBBING A TOWEL HARSHLY OVER YOUR SCALP. Using a towel to rub your hair dry can cause damage to the hair shaft, stretch and snap your hair. Be gentle to your precious hair all the way from the follicles to the tips of the strands. The rubbing motion also pushes the hair cuticle upwards, causing a frizzy appearance.

What to do instead: Gently wrap your hair in a towel and allow the moisture to be drawn into the fabric. I also like to air dry my hair because we get a lot of warm sunny days here in Australia.

Adding heat to wet hair actually increases the temperature on your hair, further increasing damage. Reduce the amount of water on your hair before using the hair dryer. It’s also a good idea to set the hair dryer on a cool setting before using the heat. Hair stylists recommend you dry your hair to at least 50-70% dry before adding heat. And turn the heat setting down if you are using heat, your hair can be burned and damaged beyond repair if your styling appliances are set too hot.

I hope this is useful to you! Please comment below and share your hair care tips.

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Featured Image Photo by John Diez

Self care with mud

Epoch Glacial Marine Mud Mask review!

A weekly bath and mud mask is my ultimate self care routine. So last night I put my hair up and slathered on the mud.

Bathing with mud on your skin. I love it! It’s purifying, it’s cleansing, it’s relaaaaaaaxing.

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As my Shrek mask dries it lightens up. Just like my mood while I’m relaxing with the Epoch Glacial Marine Mud. 😉

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When it’s almost all dry I take advantage of the Moisture Mist spray and reactivate the mask for some extra purification of my pores.

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Damn! Check out those pores! Gotta love pores. They’re just doing their thing, sitting there, being all big and pore-like.

Back to the review.

So I sprayed the Moisture Mist liberally and soaked a bit longer, all relaxed-like.

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Then washing it off! Washing off a mud mask is easy in the bath. If you splash mud water around the bath or shower it’s less of an issue than when you do it at the sink. 😂 Or maybe I’m just really clumsy 😂

I finished my mini spa sesh with another spritz of the Moisture Mist. Then I applied my favourite face oil and I’m all done!

For orders within Australia use these links:

Epoch Glacial Marine Mud: http://nskn.co/Kh03Dj
Moisture Mist: http://nskn.co/IQO2F9

Afterpay is now available for all purchases over $70! Contact me to organise an Afterpay order, otherwise order through the links above.

For orders not within Australia email me at fullcupwellness1@gmail.com to place your order.

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