Teeny Tiny Self Care Tip No.1
I was cursed with oily type hair. In order for my hair to look and feel it’s best I need to wash it Every.Single. Bastarding. Day. Take into account all that entails (brushing, drying, conditioning etc) it is a massive pain in the backside that I dont always have the energy or motivation for.
Dry shampoo and sea salt spray are wonderful inventions (Batiste have now released a dry 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner for oily roots and dry ends. Hurrah!!!!). But they’re not ideal really, making my hair feel dry and stiff. I really can’t stand it for more than a day without starting to feel gross
Keeping on top of hair washing, not to mention showering, is often a great effort. Skipping it serves to make me feel really yuck which then feeds my insecurities and low self esteem. But in a depressive pit the idea of dragging my sorry carcas into the shower seems as daunting as climbing Everest.
The last couple of weeks however I’ve found a way that really helps to keep me motivated. Perhaps some of you already do this, but just in case you don’t and are in need of a potential motivational tactic here it is:
Im finding that Im really really enjoying showering more with my favourite playlists on repeat and the volume cranked up.
I’m focused on my favourite songs because theres nothing else to be focused on.
I no longer mind the whole process of shampooing (twice!) and conditioning and all the rest of it because the longer I’m there the longer I get to listen to music.
Im singing (cringe!)
Hell, I’m even practising dancing (very very carefully!!!)
What was once a chore, something that just needed to be done on par with hoovering or tidying up, has a become a moment of release, rejuvenation and even freedom.
Yesterday, I found myself actively looking forward to taking a shower for the first time since, well, I can’t remember when.
Music is motivating me to look after myself a little better, and to actually enjoy it too
Am hoping the novelty of it doesnt wear off too soon!