January 07, 2021 0 Comments
What exfoliating does to your skin
There are so many products on the market that do different things that it can be a bit daunting at times to know what to use.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dry and dead cells from the surface of your skin to help improve the appearance of your skin and help your skin get rid of any grit and dirt that can cause a build-up of toxins.
Removing unwanted oils, dirt, and toxins from your skin help prevent breakouts and blackheads. Clogged and blocked pores can also cause your skin to look dull and damaged.
A daily gentle exfoliation routine will increase your skin's collagen production. Collagen is there to plump up your skin, adding radiance, fewer fine lines, and wrinkles and giving you the appearance of younger-looking skin.
An external exfoliation
Using cleansing scrubs, exfoliating mitts, dry brushes, or loofah's daily, you can move any excess oils off your skin.
The aim is never to scrub your skin too hard but to have a consistent and gentle brush to remove any dead skin cells or oils from your skin. If you exfoliate too often or too vigorously, you can stimulate your skin to overproduce oils, making any acne concerns worse.
It is essential to moisturize your skin after any exfoliation treatments with a product suited for your skin type and concerns.
There are several products you can use as a topical exfoliator. Some store-bought face cleaning products have tiny beads in them, which can gently scrub your skin as you wash your face. At Nurture My Body we use Organic Jojoba Beads in our All-Natural Exfoliating Cleanser
Other products, like Cathepzyme, mimics your skin's natural exfoliation enzymes. Using a product like this every 2-3 days is as easy as adding the product to your skin for a 3-minute treatment. There is no downtime and no skin irritation.
Chemical peels and micro-needling treatments are the more technical forms of exfoliation and deliver brilliant results. Peels can be done in conjunction with a Cathepzyme treatment, and the combination restores your skin externally and internally through stimulation of the skin's natural collagen production.
Microneedling essentially damages your dermis, with needles piercing your skin, which forces your skin to reproduce collagen to repair the damaged skin. By forcing this regeneration, your skin naturally improves and transforms. Microneedling and skin peels are excellent for treating pigmentation, fine lines, and scarring.
January 04, 2021 0 Comments
HYDRATION IS IMPORTANT
Drinking water is essential for our bodies to function. Considering that we are made up of up to 60% water, you can understand that our body does not work optimally when dehydrated.
Water flushes toxins and waste from our bodies. When you do not drink enough water, these natural functions can stall, causing these toxins to be absorbed into the body.
Drinking enough H2O also ensures our largest organ, our skin, gets the nourishment and hydration it needs. A lack of water will cause your skin to age prematurely, show visible fine lines, and look dull.
The benefits of ensuring you consume enough fluids to flush toxins and hydrate your skin are plentiful.
Flushing out Toxins
Our bodies collect free radicals and toxins in our everyday life. Exposure to pollution, air-conditioning, and even cigarette smoke cause our skin to look dry and damaged.
Regular water intake can help flush these toxins from the body, thereby reducing the damage caused by the free radicals.
Reduce fine lines
Adding in enough nourishment and hydration is a great way to increase the elasticity of your skin. Doing this reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, premature aging and boosting your skin's natural collagen.
Reduce oily skin
It is counterproductive to believe that drinking more water will make oily skin worse. If your skin and body are too dry, your body will naturally start to produce more oils to counteract that. By ensuring you drink at least eight water glasses a day, you can reduce naturally oily skin.
Improve the appearance of your skin
Better hydration will give your skin a natural glow that is achieved from the inside out. Your body will pull moisture from your skin to feed your organs, so to ensure your skin avoids looking dry and damaged, make sure you are drinking enough to hydrate your skin all day.
Drinking water is not the only way you can feed your skin. Adding in nourishing products or serums into your daily regime can help you sustain your skin from the outside, locking in your consuming moisture. It is not there to replace your water intake but hydrating from drinking enough fluids throughout the day.
Reduce the dry, dull, and wrinkly appearance of undernourished skin by ensuring you remember to drink the required amounts of water every day.
September 22, 2020 0 Comments
Alternatively, once your avocados are ripe, there are ways to keep them ripe, tasty and green.
November 18, 2019 0 Comments
The leaves begin to change, we hear “pumpkin spice” throughout the day, the temps start to fall and our skin takes on a new season. For the past few months, there has been high humidity and plenty of abundant sunshine. Now, we can expect breezier, cooler temps with crisp air drying everything out. These seasonal shifts can provide nourishing benefits for our skin, as well as, potential drawbacks.
Fall is the perfect time to renew your skin from the previous months of summer heat, sun exposure, and sweat. If we simply make some skincare switches during these transitional periods, we can help our skin ease into it all. From extra hydration to gentler exfoliants, we have some go-to tips on revving up your skincare routine for this Fall!
Natural, simple skincare routines are effective, powerful and easy to slip in with any daily schedule. The change of seasons is a perfect time to take a look at your current summer routine to make sure you’re hitting all the right marks. We always want to aim for a well-rounded, potent ritual that targets a multitude of skincare components such as dry skin, blemishes, and more.
By gracing our skin with natural nourishment and essential vitamins we can easily move through seasons with a healthy, glowing complexion. One of the best advantages of sticking with a consistent, easy skincare routine is you can set your skin up for seasonal success by simply switching certain products.
Four key steps in any skincare regimen include:
Although the products themselves will cater to different concerns (i.e. exfoliating cleanser for certain skin types vs cream cleanser for others), those main categories should always be incorporated. By sticking to this base routine you will be able to simply reach for a different toner ideal for drier skin during chillier months or swap for a lighter moisturizer as summer months approach.
The options are endless, but by sustaining these steps, you are treating and healing your skin while taking preventative steps too, ensuring it stays healthy and happy!
One of the biggest skincare shifts from summer to fall is the need for more moisture. The crisp air may be the perfect set-up for some apple picking or hayrides but will leave your skin begging for extra hydration. Dry, colder air means dry, flaky skin susceptible to blemishes and impurities. The best way to soothe your skin during these temps is by reaching for a richer moisturizer.
This Fall, try swapping out your light-weight moisturizer for a thicker cream with plenty of hydrating ingredients. Targeting over-dry skin starts with an intense moisturizer packed with natural essentials like Vitamin C, organic shea butter, and marshmallow root which will save your skin all season long. By switching to a moisturizer with more hydrating benefits you can really nourish and heal dehydrated, damaged skin all while protecting and preparing for the chilly months ahead.
Serums and glowing skin go together like PB&J. While moisturizers are powerful at adding and sealing in abundant hydration, serums are designed to penetrate much deeper. Thanks to the super-concentrated ingredients, serums dive deep into pores helping to promote cell regeneration. The tiny particles of active peptides and natural skin-boosting botanicals actively work to hydrate and nourish your skin from the inside out.
With a serum working to generate new cells, boost collagen production and pack in the active nutrients, your skin will be able to endure harsh weather conditions. Serums are potent and lightweight making it the perfect partner for a heavier moisturizer. With essentials such as blue tansy and rose to reduce redness plus lemon and grapefruit to firm and brighten, serums are sure to keep your skin radiant!
Reaching for a reparative serum will help your skin survive any season!
Fall is the time for renewal bringing in more time for cozying up with a good book, colder, darker nights encouraging time for reflection and self-care. As we transition into this restful season, we can really prepare for even damper, chillier winter nights by honing in on our daily skincare cleansing rituals. During the warmer summer months, we are all about the intense exfoliation leaving our skin smooth and ready to face the day.
However, due to the climate during the Fall, over-exfoliating can leave your skin blotchy, flaky and drier than the air! To make sure your skin is getting a balanced exfoliation, try incorporating an AM and PM cleanser switching between a creamer, heavier, hydrating cleanser and a gentle exfoliating blend.
Nurture Your Skin Tip: Wondering whether you should exfoliate in the morning or evening? There are benefits with either choice but it really comes down to your personal lifestyle and skin type. If you tend to wear makeup daily or live an active lifestyle, exfoliating in the evening can help eliminate excess impurities. However, if your skin tends to be naturally more oily, reaching for a gentle exfoliant in the AM could be a better choice.
Just because the days are getting shorter and beach trips seem like a dream doesn’t mean you should skip on daily SPF. Protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays is a year-round exhibition. With consistent sun protection all year long you can decrease your skin’s exposure to UV radiation and combat the signs of aging such as deep wrinkles and age spots. By continuing to use daily, natural broad-spectrum SPF face cream you can soak in the warm Autumn sunshine while continuing to protect your beautiful skin.
We all know the age-old tip of getting more beauty sleep but in addition to a solid 8 hours every night, throwing on a humidifier while you sleep is a beneficial additive as we transition to Fall. While you get your rest, the humidifier will help promote hydration by adding moisture to the air. This is such an easy, highly effective way to make sure your air and skin stay hydrated especially when we start to crank up the home heat.
Nurture Your Skin Tip: Essential oils like lavender and chamomile not only provide calming nutrients to your skin, these oils have wonderful sleep-aid, stress-reducing properties. With these botanicals present in our skincare products you will be adding in some extra relaxation as you cleanse and moisturize!
November 04, 2019 0 Comments
Did you know there are warming herbs you can incorporate into your daily life to keep you feeling vibrant well into the colder season? On top of proper beauty routines, including added hydration and extra rest, there are a handful of plants that can help rejuvenate your whole body, head to toe!
This potent herb is distilled from the leaves of the patchouli plant, leaving a versatile oil. Traditionally used to protect against and repel insects, patchouli oil is also extremely useful in healing rough, cracked, & overly dehydrated skin. This is a significant benefit leading to the colder, dry seasons, which can be irritating for our skin.
Aside from warding off unwanted gnats & bugs, this herb is comforting and refreshing for the skin, and it also contains muscle-relaxing properties for overwhelming serenity.
Deriving from the same plant family as mint, this ancient plant holds many beneficial properties. A lovely culinary and medicinal herb, Lemon Balm is used in teas, tinctures, oils, and more, bringing an abundance of healing perks. With plenty of antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds, this calming herb will help keep you calm, cool & collected through any season.
Ironically this profoundly healing herb comes from a potentially toxic plant named Elder (aka Sambucus). Aside from possible poison, this plant boasts with medicinal benefits, especially when it comes to the immune system. Combat common colds, the Flu, sinus infections, and other ailments with the power of Elderflower.
Ginger root is a well-researched, well-known, and well-loved herb thanks to its variety of health benefits. Medicinal uses are vast when it comes to this spicy root plant. It has been used mainly as a remedy for digestive issues such as bloating, heartburn, dyspepsia, and nausea.
In addition to common stomach ailments, ginger’s warming properties combat common colds and the Flu, making it ideal for the Fall and Winter months. Do you suffer from achy joints as the temps drop? Ginger is packed full of anti-inflammatory power, relieving joint problems, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more.
Resin or sap from the ancient, African tree, Boswellia sacra, is used to make Frankincense oil. Frankincense has a long, sacred history from traditional medicinal remedies used throughout the world, to Biblical and spiritual importance. This immune-boosting, muscle-relieving, well-rounded essential oil is also known to rejuvenate saggy, tired skin. Keep your skin bright and your body feeling 100% no matter what the season with Frankincense.
October 31, 2019 0 Comments
The colder, dryer months are quickly closing in which means it’s time to officially switch over to some Fall and Winter hair care routines. There are certain tricks and treats that you can easily work into your daily regimen, so your hair shines year-round!
Just as your skin needs some help in the hydration department as we work our way into Fall & Winter, your hair requires added moisture, too. Reach for a nourishing, enriching shampoo and conditioner combo for the dryer season. This will give your hair a boost of protection against harsh winds and colder temps.
Hair-Pro Tip: Try using a moisturizing and volumizing combo between your shampoo and conditioner for added plump and shine.
Going outdoors with damp hair during the colder months can be damaging to your locks and your overall health. The exposure to the cold causes breakage, which weakens the strength of your hair and can leave it looking flat, thin, and dull. To avoid this, consider washing your hair in the evening to allow ample dry time.
During the fall and winter season, our hair naturally loses a lot of moisture. To mitigate further dryness, lessen your weekly washes. It might sound crazy to some, but to keep your hair healthy, you may need to wash it less. Shampoos cleanse the hair and scalp of impurities; however, overwashing strips the natural oils that are meant to keep your hair soft, full, and healthy.
Sulfate, parabens, and synthetic fragrances, oh my! These and other toxic ingredients rid your hair of its healthy, natural nutrients, leaving it weak and vulnerable against weather damage.
5. Turn the water temp down in the shower.
Your hair and skin are quite similar when it comes to Fall and Winter maintenance. So it’s no surprise that a piping hot shower isn’t the best hair-care choice. Following suit, this high heat can kill the nutrients causing your hair to dry out and split. Turn down the heat a bit and opt for a lukewarm shower, your hair and skin will thank you!
As you crank up the indoor heat, it’s time to pull out a humidifier for a night of hydrating beauty sleep. Using a humidifier nightly can help add moisture to the air leaving your air, skin, and body feeling well-rested and hydrated all night long.
A great way to combat winter hair woes is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Glow from the inside out and make every day a great hair day by adding healthy fats and vitamin C into your diet. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, which will grace your hair with much-needed moisture, and your complexion will stay bright and smooth.
June 21, 2019 0 Comments
Every year since 2007, the Environmental Working Group has tested all major sunscreen brands in the U.S. to see which ones live up to their claims and which ones are actually doing more harm than good. They keep track of trends in the industry and make recommendations that both the average person and the FDA listen to.
Commonly called EWG, the Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan group of scientists, lawyers, and policy experts that work to protect the environment and human health. Their research has let consumers be able to make more informed decisions about what they buy, and pressured companies selling dangerous products to make changes.
We have all had the idea repeated over and over to us over the last few decades that sunscreen is absolutely necessary to prevent sun damage and cancer from over exposure. This is absolutely true, but the FDA has not done a good enough job that all of the ingredients in these sunscreen are tested for efficacy and safety.
They may have not much on this issue for the public so far, but the FDA has just recently decided that it should be testing the active ingredients in sunscreen. The only actives ingredients they are confident are safe are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. There are a total of 12 other active ingredients they think could be dangerous and need to be tested further! Also, there are two ingredients that were commonly used, PABA and trolamine salicylate, that they have already decided are unsafe based on scientific literature.
Oxybenzone is the active ingredient in over 60% of sunscreens of non-mineral sunscreens on the market. EWG has requested that the FDA investigates the dangers of oxybenzone because of it's scary ability to easily pass through the skin and affect the human endocrine system. The FDA has agreed because although oxybenzone has had a lot of scientific research done on it, it has shown some health effects so far.
Oxybenzone is allergenic, affects the hormone system, and can be detected long after application in blood, urine, and amniotic fluid. What makes it worse is that these effects are worse on children, who are smaller and more delicate than the average adult. Even knowing this it can still be found in some kid's sunscreens!
The potentially dangerous ingredients are already a lot to avoid, but the EWG recommended to the FDA that they limit SPF values to 60+ while also investigating the effects of spray sunscreen.
It is possible to reach SPF values higher than 60, but listing these extremely high numbers misleads customers into thinking they are getting much better protection. SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. For most people there will be no significant difference. Also, SPF is not the only factor that determines how much sun the sunscreen will protect you from.
When it comes to spray sunscreen, the FDA wants to know whether the accidental inhalation could cause permanent damage. Spray sunscreens are definitely convenient and now make up about 25% of the sunscreens available. EWG recommends that everyone stays away from sprays until they have been studied much more thoroughly.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing a sunscreen for yourself and your family. The basics are the UVA/UVB protection and ratio. Then you should check for the health hazards in the ingredient list. You can research each ingredient on your own, but the EWG makes it easier by publishing a rating for all sunscreens on a scale from 1-10. 1 is the safest and most effective, while 10 is dangerous and to be completely avoided. Our Fragrance Free Natural Sunscreen and Fragrance Free Natural Baby Sunscreen were thoroughly tested and both received a perfect score of 1, making them among the best sunscreens available right now.
November 16, 2018 0 Comments
It’s the holiday season, which means we are entering a fun stretch of parties and celebrations of which you may host and many more of which you’ll probably attend. And we’re all adults here, so when we head off to these festive gatherings, we must bring the host or hostess a token of appreciation. And while a bottle of wine is an easy go-to, why not mix it up a little this year? Give the host a gift of practicality that they’ll remember, appreciate and use. Check out some of these fun ideas.
Bring the next day’s breakfast!
The host is opening up their space (and dirtying it up, too.) Give them something to look forward to when the party's over. Waking up with breakfast options other than picked over leftovers will make your hosts smile. The gesture won’t go unnoticed.
Shaken or stirred? Make the host a drink!
It’s often understood to bring something you want to drink or something to share. Spice it up a bit and bring ingredients for an amazing holiday cocktail — all ingredients and all tools needed. It’s not polite to make more of mess than is necessary at someone else’s party.
Provide the movie essentials.
Another gift that helps your host wind down after having everyone over, making finger foods and cleaning up the next day? All the materials needed for a lovely movie night in. Bring the popcorn, their favorite sweets, a bottle of wine and a gift card to watch a movie!
Gift them some naturals!
Give the gift of naturals to your host! Make them feel appreciated and pampered with skincare that is safe and nourishing for their skin — especially in these dry, winter months. Give Nurture My Body’s Hand and Body lotion for a gift of all natural skin hydration. Does the host have a baby? Let them experience all natural baby care. Want to spoil them with luxurious hair care? Check our all natural, sulfate free shampoo and conditioner.
November 02, 2018 0 Comments
Fragrance is no stranger to the beauty industry. It’s found in so many cosmetics, beauty products and skincare and it’s no secret that fragrance can irritate skin. Chemicals in fragrance have been known to cause itchy red rashes, otherwise referred to as contact dermatitis, and can even cause headaches and irritate those with asthma. And sometimes it’s not easy to notice when fragrance is actually aggravating our skin. It can be sneaky and actually cause harm in the long run, so we at Nurture My Body, believe it’s simply best to choose products without artificial, chemically manufactured fragrance.
Fragrance is often in fact, as defined by the FDA, a blend of chemicals that give skin care, perfumes and other beauty products a distinct scent. If you look on the back labels of your favorite cosmetics and beauty products, fragrance can be called "fragrance, perfume, parfum, essential oil blend or aroma." All of those names can mean that a potentially harmful blend of chemicals is actually what you’re smelling. Fragrance is never a single ingredient, unless it's a natural essential oil or other natural occurring ingredient.
If you experience irritation from scented products, it might be because the ingredient simply listed as “fragrance” represents many different chemical ingredients that contribute to a product’s scent. The FDA allows several fragrance-forming ingredients to be wrapped up in the single term “fragrance” on the label — and that’s alarming. In fact, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) lists about 3,059 materials that are reported as being used in fragrance compounds. Studies have shown that some of these 3,059 ingredients have been linked to serious health concerns like cancers, reproductive toxicity, allergies and other sensitivities.
These thousands of unnamed chemical ingredients in “fragrance” could very well be the reason why our skin reacts negatively to different types of lotions, serums, shampoos and body washes, as well as foundations, hairsprays and even laundry detergents. Those with skin allergies and conditions like eczema are even more susceptible to irritation from fragrance within skin care products, and can look forward to relief when companies decide to be more transparent or rather, use safer ingredients to scent their products or go totally fragrance-free.
So if you’re allergic or think that fragrance might be the reason you’re experiencing irritation, what can you do?
Well, start by reading the ingredients on your skincare, haircare and cosmetics. If the scent in your cosmetics or skincare isn’t a gigantic cocktail of harmful chemicals, then companies will simply list where the fragrance comes in parenthesis. Essential oils are an example of safe, natural fragrance. In fact, the natural fragrance you’ll experience in some of Nurture My Body products is just that — natural. It comes directly from the ingredients that are grown in our permaculture garden and used to create our small batch skin and hair care.
But beware — some companies will even use chemicals to mask scents and claim that their products are in fact, fragrance-free since you can’t really smell anything. So the takeaway? Know that the term or ingredient “fragrance” is catch-all term and can mean a lot of different chemical ingredients are hiding behind it. If a product doesn’t clearly state where the fragrance is coming from, that’s likely the case. If you want pleasant scents, but would rather forego the irritation, look for products that scent their skin care with essential oils, which possess incredible benefits for the skin and body. Or decide to live a fragrance-free, natural lifestyle with nourishing products that are transparently honest and won’t irritate skin.
October 23, 2018 0 Comments
There is almost no regulation of the entire beauty industry. Because of that, companies can include harsh chemicals and toxins in our everyday products and still use labels such as pure, eco-friendly, or all-natural. These words don’t have one uniform definition, meaning that companies can stretch those terms — or even just blatantly lie. The responsibility falls to consumers to study their ingredient labels and know what ingredients are truly non-toxic and healthy for them.
If that sounds like like a lot of effort, you’re completely right. So why should you take the time to study and assess your so-called “clean” beauty products?
The ingredients in your shampoos, lotions, and makeup don’t just stay on your skin, they enter your bloodstream and can build up in your fat and bones. A single use of toxic ingredients likely won’t cause harm, but years of repeated exposure can cause serious issues. In fact, ingredients like 1,4 Dioxane and Triclosan — among many others — have been linked to cancers, endocrine disruption, and organ system toxicity. All of that from a simple beauty product.
Fortunately, there are safer options out there. If you take the time to do your research, you’ll find companies that truly embody the natural lifestyle — like us! At Nurture My Body, not only are we committed to making only clean, all-natural products, but we are completely transparent with our ingredients.
You deserve to know what is going in and on your body, and that’s why we stand behind our motto of “Ingredients with Integrity.” With so many companies claiming to be things that they aren’t, we are proud to be share absolutely everything about what goes into our products and our environmental efforts. In fact, all of our products are evaluated by the independent Environmental Working Group to ensure that they are safe for you and the environment.
Finding better beauty products is not only trendy, but important for your overall health. And it’s not such a daunting task when you’ve already found Nurture My Body! Not sure where to start? Try our Essential Starter Kit!
September 06, 2018 0 Comments
Beginning in 2020, the sale of any cosmetics tested on animals will be illegal in the state of California, if SB1249 is signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. While the bill may not go into effect for a couple of years if passed, it serves as a “warning” to brands that currently test their products on animals — if they want to continue to sell to Californians, they have to make some adjustments in how they create their cosmetics and the method by which they test them.
The California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act was introduced to lawmakers in February and was passed by California senators on Friday, August 31. Not only will this bill make it illegal to sell products tested on animals, but it also bans products that include any components tested on an animal at any point in the manufacturing and testing process. It has to get Governor Jerry Brown’s ultimate approval, but the initial passing through state legislature sends a big and impactful message to cosmetic companies — stop testing on animals or potentially lose sales and customers.
No other U.S. state has passed a bill banning cosmetic animal testing, but individual companies do have the liberty to decide if animal testing is something they do or do not believe in. The FDA doesn’t require companies to test on animals. However, it’s mind blowing how many cosmetic brands still test their products on animals. If passed, the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act will provide customers with transparency when shopping for cosmetics, rather than having them comb through symbols and ingredients on the back of cosmetic labels.
It’s simply time for the U.S. to get on board with more humane practices that have actually allowed cruelty-free companies to flourish, rather than suffer. The E.U. enacted a similar law more than five years ago, and their beauty industry is still thriving. Their beauty-loving citizens are still happy and still buying lots of cosmetics, but not at the cost of an innocent animal.
To put things further into perspective, more than 40 entire countries have banned cosmetic testing on animals. At this point, it seems like a no-brainer. However, the FDA hasn’t given us much hope that a widespread ban like that would happen. While they certainly don’t require companies to test their cosmetics on animals, they do "advise cosmetic manufacturers to employ whatever testing is appropriate and effective for substantiating the safety of their products."
Knowing that, and considering that many of us don’t live in California, what can we do move the needle? We can stop buying cosmetics that test their products on animals. There are alternative methods to testing products and hundreds of companies are choosing those methods over animal testing, including us, Nurture My Body!
When you shop Nurture My Body, you can be confident in knowing that you’re choosing products that are all-natural and totally cruelty-free. Our products are sourced from a permaculture farm in Northern California, so we stand behind this bill 110%!
August 29, 2018 0 Comments
Whether you’ve got long, luscious locks or a chic short ‘do, taking great care of your hair is essential to having good hair days. From bleaching to heat tools, chances are, your hair has taken a beating. Looking to up your hair game? We’ve got the tips to get your hair looking like #hairgoals.
You’re probably sick of hearing about how you shouldn’t be washing your hair everyday, but it’s too important not to mention. Especially if you’re using a harsh shampoo, daily washes can strip your hair of much needed oil, leaving your strands limp, dry, and lifeless. If you aren’t already on the dry shampoo train, get on now! Not only does it allow you to skip a few washes, it shortens your morning routine. Talk about a win-win!
Cheap drugstore hair products can be tempting, but always remember: you get what you pay for. We’re not suggesting that you need to buy the $80 shampoo that your hair salon pushes, but opting for a higher quality shampoo with less harsh chemicals can make a huge impact on your hair. Look for a shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t contain sulfates (especially if you’re a color-treated gal) and is made with natural ingredients. Lucky for you, Nurture My Body has hair products that fit the bill.
It can be tempting to throw your hair into a ponytail every day, but pulling your hair back could be harmful for your hair health. Tight ponytails can cause hair loss, breakage, and frizz. Tired of having hair in your face? Try a headband or a loose braid! If you absolutely must keep your hair in a ponytail, look for hair ties that are thick and supportive.
If you’re used to getting a haircut only when your hair is calling out for help, it might be time to start getting regular trims. Getting frequent haircuts keeps your split ends under control and frizziness at bay. Plus, a trim of a quarter of an inch every couple of months isn’t as drastic as three inches twice a year — that means no post-haircut panic!
You’re used to applying sunscreen for your skin, but think of all the damage the sun’s rays can do to your unprotected hair! Especially for color treated strands, applying some SPF heat protectant in your hair can prevent bleaching and drying out. Protecting against the sun and pool water will keep your hair bouncy and healthy all summer long.
There’s a long list of things you can do to take better care of your hair, and it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Starting with high quality products with natural ingredients is an easy way to take your hair game to the next level. Not sure what to get? Nurture My Body has options for all hair types, and every product is made with certified organic ingredients!