DIY Hair Mask & Permission to Spoil Yourself
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We’re going to get a little personal up here today and talk about that “time of the month.” I know, I know, it may be a little awkward reading about that on my blog, but let’s be honest: almost all of us deal with a monthly dot and it’s usually not a pleasant experience, so we should chat about it. It’s not a pretty part of life, but it IS a part of life and I’m all about honesty and authenticity here.
I have a love/hate relationship with my dot. I know that I usually feel like crawling into a hole when my dot comes and ignoring all my responsibilities in life. My energy and stamina get zapped, I get extremely sensitive and defensive to the smallest comments and I just feel yucky. At the same time, I love it when my dot comes because it allows me to take a brief pause from my life and to invest some time into myself.
So, when my dot comes and I don’t want to leave the house, I spoil myself in every other way possible because it matters to me that I make self-care a priority! That means chocolate, my favorite tv shows and one of my favorite DIY hair masks.
Strengthening DIY Hair Mask
Since I color my hair rather frequently, my ends are usually rather dry and brittle from the chemical damage. I love this DIY strengthing hair mask because it really helps restore strength and shine to my hair!
What you need: 2 tbs. Mayo, 1 tbs. Honey & 1 tbs. Olive Oil
- Hop in the shower and rinse your hair out, then towel dry it so it’s damp.
- Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk until evenly combined.
- Apply evenly with a comb or brush to your damp hair
- Wrap hair up and secure at the top of your head with a claw clamp
- Let the mask sit for 30-40 minutes, then rinse.
- Follow through with shampoo and conditioner!
Remember to Love Yourself
It can be hard to take a few moments to pause and unwind during busy seasons in our lives, so that’s why I’m grateful for when my dot comes because it forces me to take a brief time out and indulge in some self-care.
It’s okay to say “later”: My stamina and energy are usually zapped during the first couple days, so I make sure I push back all unnecessary obligations until later in the week when I’m feeling better. Errands, like buying Dustin new socks or taking the car for an oil change, can wait a few more days, so I say “later” to those types of errands and focus on the essentials.
One essential trip: I usually can tell when my dot is coming, so I plan an essentials trip the day or two before so I can get all of the essential errands out of the way, like stocking up the fridge with food, grabbing Rosie Roo her puppy kibble, and filling up my chocolate supply. Oh, and grabbing all the necessary supplies for a dot! I always go to Walmart for my essential trip, because I can get everything I need in one place and because they sell my favorite brand of monthly essentials: U by Kotex®.
I’ve shared my love for this brand before, because it’s affordable and because the packaging on these products just make me feel a little bit better during that time of the month. I know, packaging may seem like a small and insignificant thing, but I’d much rather pull out something colorful and with fun designs than the awkward hospital-yellow color. Plus, U by Kotex® just came out with these super nifty Style N’ Store packs for their Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads and Barely There® Liners.
I use the U by Kotex® Barely There Liners for the beginning and end of my dot when it’s light because they prevent leaks and are super comfortable. I love these packs because all of the products come stored in a convenient little drawer for easy storage. These products are more than just stopping your dot from getting messy; U by Kotex® & Walmart truly try to keep your spirits up with these products during the roughest time of the month.
Permission to Spoil Yourself: It’s okay to spoil yourself a little extra during your dot; trust me, you deserve it! Find a few hours, put your hair mask in and binge watch your favorite show. Eat the dang chocolate! Snuggle your furry companion and order that eyeshadow palette online. I know that dots can be rough, but I truly appreciate mine because it gives me a reason to slow down for a day or two and to just love myself. So, if you’re struggling with finding a few minutes during your rough week of the month to take a breather, here’s me saying: SPOIL YOURSELF! I give you permission!
Make the choice for U by Kotex® at Walmart so you can save money, live better, feel confident and make every day matter! During my dot, taking care of myself and spending time investing in self-care is what matters to me. What matters to you? Make sure you let me know in the comments below or by sharing on social media using the #WhatMattersToU hashtag! Let’s chat!