Photo of a bath with relaxing candles and a book

Self Care Guide: 4 Easy (And Relaxing) Ways to Pamper Yourself at Home

It's all about the self-care.

While we’re spending so much time at home, has there ever been a better time to show yourself some love with a self-care session?

Besides, there’s no need to pay for an expensive spa day, you can get the luxury treatment right at home and still have an amazing time pampering yourself. So with that said, it’s time to switch off the news, block out any distractions and read our top tips on how to have the best DIY pamper day ever!

Run a Bath

Ready to commence some serious relaxation? Start by running yourself a nice hot bath using those fancy bath oils you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Make sure to set the scene by lighting some candles, setting up Netflix or reaching for your current read. Phones are a no-no, so leave it in another room – the last thing you want is other people ruining your zen!

VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil

Do a Hot Oil Treatment

We could all do with showing our strands some more love, especially if yours is coloured or you tend to use heat a lot. Give dry and damaged hair a nourishing treat by using a pre-wash hot oil treatment to protect against breakage (we recommend the VO5 Nourishing Coconut Hot Oil). Just apply to damp hair, leave on for a minute and then wash your hair with shampoo as normal.

Use a Hair Mask

How often do you take time out to apply a hair mask? Probably not as often as you’d like to, right? Formulated with Keratin and Black Rice, the Nexxus Keraphix Hair Masque is the perfect remedy for damaged hair, reducing breakage and making it look healthier.

Nexxus Keraphix Masque

While it’s on, you can use the time to do a face mask or exfoliate your body for top-to-toe pampering!

Do a DIY Blow-Dry

By now your hair will be feeling brand new and silky soft, so why not finish off by giving yourself a salon-style blow-dry? You could even use hot rollers to create some glamorous, voluminous waves if you’re feeling extra fancy.

Illustration of people wearing face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic

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