May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and all the editors at All Things Hair highly encourage everyone to celebrate! This month is for raising awareness about different mental illnesses and efforts being made to help those in need. We love that there is an awareness month for mental health, and an easy way to make a positive change in your mental health is to take time for yourself.
Even though this may seem small, just taking even an hour for yourself to relax and focus on your needs can do wonders for relieving your stress levels and resetting your mindset. So, we propose that you make time for yourself to treat yourself to a spa day in the next few days. Showing your hair some love with some hair care treatments is incredibly relaxing and gives you time to yourself amidst a busy week.
Let’s Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!
We ran a survey among our readers to check on their current mental health state since working from home has affected all of us. We asked them if they have felt the impact not being at the office has had on their mental health, and 46% said it had a positive impact.
We also asked them if their beauty routine and self-care has improved their mental health and 61% said yes.
Start Off with a Hair Mask
The perfect way to start off your self-care spa day is with a hair mask. Hair masks have the power to give your hair a silky, smooth finish and give damaged strands a second chance. We also love an amazing-smelling hair mask! Apply your fave hair mask to your strands and let it saturate your hair for about 30 minutes. Our current fave is Suave Nourish & Strengthen Leave-In Conditioner. We love using this as a hair mask because it is made with shea butter and coconut oil, perfect for an injection of intense hydration. While you wait, listen to some relaxing music, your fave podcast, or meditate!
A More Natural Option
If you’re looking for a more natural option to quench your strands, then we say go for pure coconut oil! There are so many benefits to this ingredient, and your hair will thank you for it!
Wash It Out in the Shower
Once your hair mask time is up, head to the shower to wash it out! Make your shower a little spa-like and relaxing by washing your strands with a fragrant shampoo and conditioner duo. One spa-worthy duo we’ve been loving is Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Shampoo and Conditioner.
Finish with a Nourishing Hair Oil
Since it’s your day to chill and relax, don’t stress about immediately drying your hair and styling. Take your time and further nourish your hair with hair oil. Saturate your strands with oil like Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil. This oil restores your strands’ protective barrier and gives you a healthy and shiny finish.
However, if you choose to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, treat yourself every once in a while. Be in tune with your mental health, and remember to check in with those you are close with.