Show Yourself Love During Lockdown With Zappas Hair Salons
Whilst we power through Lockdown, don’t forget to show yourself the love that you would show to your friends, family and partner. By looking after ourselves, we will be in a better position to spread the love amongst those around us too. After all, you cannot pour from an empty cup.
Below, the team at Zappas Hair Salons in Berkshire and Hampshire share some of our favourite self-care ideas, with links to find out more…
Turn Your Home Into a Spa For The Day
If the current lockdown has spoiled your plans for a relaxing spa day, either by yourself or as a couple, why not recreate the spa experience in your own home? Turn off your phone, put on a soothing playlist and dim the lights. Light a scented candle or two and ensure you have some fluffy towels to hand.
Create a luxurious bath, using essential oils and bubbles, and enjoy some relaxing me-time. Whilst you are in the bath, it’s the perfect time to revitalise your hair with a hydrating hair mask, we prefer a moisturising Kérastase mask.
The steam from the bath will have opened your pores, so apply a skin quenching face mask. When you step out of the bath envelop your body in a rich body butter and, if you are looking for a full spa experience, treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure.
Write Down Your Feelings
As we’re talking about true self-care, it isn’t just skin deep self care we mean. One of the most loving things you can do for yourself is to be kind to you! Grab a notebook and think about all the things you might say to cheer up your best friend, and extend these to yourself. You could simply list your achievements or note down your strengths, times that you have been proud of yourself and acts of kindness for example.
Take time to really tune in to how you are feeling, meditate and try to quieten any of those negative inner voices that we all experience from time to time, but especially during this most challenging lockdown.
Show Your Hair Some Love
Many people say our hair is the crown we never take off, so let’s treat it that way! There’s nothing so demoralising as catching sight of ourselves with wild lockdown locks.
Instead of feeling blue about your hair, take some time so who it the love it deserves with a hair mask, trying out new professional products and even experimenting with some tutorials on new ways of styling. Something as simple as purple shampoo and changing your parting can conceal your roots and make you feel fabulous.
Seek Beauty From the Inside Out
A healthy glow doesn’t just come from expensive skin care or highlighters, a natural healthy glow comes from within too! Use this lockdown to create a meal plan of delicious healthy foods and drink more water. You’ll see a remarkable difference in a short time.
A well-balanced diet is critical to keep you fit, both physically and mentally. If you consume high levels of processed foods, your body will not be getting the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay fit and healthy.
Have a Cathartic Clear Out
Sometimes selling, regifting or throwing away things that no longer serve us is incredibly cathartic. Whether that be that dress you’ve never worn, roller skates you swore you’d use or a rubbish boyfriend, clearing out the things that make us feel bad is good for the soul.
There are many local selling groups on social media, selling sites for more national sales and charity donations that you can make. You’ll feel lighter, perhaps richer too, and someone else will get the joy from your unwanted items (aside from the boyfriend that is!).
Reconnect With Loved Ones During Lockdown
Coping with loneliness in lockdown has been a real challenge for so many of us, especially if you have to isolate or have been shielding and live alone. If you aren’t able to spend time with a partner or family, how about booking a group Zoom call with your friends? You could watch a film or new series together, cook or even have a dinner together.
Writing a letter to an old friend can also be a great way to reconnect, and who doesn’t love to receive a handwritten note of love through the post in these modern times? If you are struggling with loneliness, there are tips from the NHS here.