I’m in the process of growing out my hair so for the past few months I have been keeping my styles pretty basic. My hair is natural (meaning I do not use chemical straighteners) and I don’t use heat on it very often. On the rare occasions, I do straighten it; I try to make it last straightish for as long as possible. Whenever I’m running short on time, and I need to quickly style my straight the dimpliest thing to do is pull it up.
You can almost never go wrong styling your hair in a top knot. It’s a quick and easy style that can be done super sleek or left a little fun and messy. I use the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray to help keep my hairstyle in place.
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The crispness in the air, the cozy sweaters, relaxed nights reading in front of a fire…file those under things I like about winter. With all the things I enjoy about the winter time there are of course things about this season that just don’t go over well. My skin cries out during the winter time, dear winter why do you make me so dry. This time of year is harsh and the struggle to keep my skin comfortable and hydrated is oh so real.
Being a skincare fanatic, I should know that cranking up the heat only makes things worse, the reduced humidity for central heating dries out the skin. When my skin is dry it also tends to get irritated, you know itchy and tight, and just uncomfortable feeling. When it comes to winter skin care I’m often tempted to reach for something thick and heavy because that means more moisture, right? This way of thinking about moisturizers is actually all wrong, I learned this the hard way after using a super heavy cream that caused a bad breakout. A thicker cream doesn’t always automatically equate to a better moisturizer.
Sure, the start of the New Year is a great time to re-start and make changes, but I dislike feeling like a failure if I didn’t entirely accomplish everything on my resolution list. In years past when I did make resolutions, they were always too broad and vague, more like a crazy goal without a clear roadmap or plan on how to go about achieving it. Instead of making basic resolutions like lose weight and become a millionaire….lol, this year I’m focusing more on small changes I can make that lead me to achieve more significant goals over time.
I’m taking some time to think about what I want to be different in my life for 2018 and what small changes I can make without becoming overwhelmed and giving up in a few months. Committing to making changes is one thing but having a plan of action identifying the steps needed to accomplish those changes helps.