4 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR #WELLNESSWEDNESDAY
How do you spend #WellnessWednesday? Take time to recharge with a pampering ritual you can do at home, starting from the top: haircare.
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Start your self-care routine and glow from head-to-toe with a little mid-week indulgence, just for you…
GIVE YOURSELF A HEAD MASSAGE
The scalp massage you get at the salon is pretty much your favorite part of getting a haircut or a blowout, right? While it's admittedly physically impossible to totally replicate the experience without one of those reclining chairs and an extra set of hands, here are a few pointers on how to make washing your own hair a more enjoyable experience.
Run your hands through your hair from front to back. Use the tips of your fingers and move in a straight motion. Apply downward pressure, paying careful attention to all the little bumps and indents in your scalp. Use a healthy amount of pressure, but don’t push so hard that you feel pain or discomfort.
Use circular motions from front to back. Move from front to back again. This time, use the tips of your fingers to make small circles as you make your way across your scalp. Maintain the same gentle but steady level of pressure.
Reverse the direction. Move from the back of your head to the front. Repeat both the straight and circular motions. You should start at the bottom of your hairline and come forward to the crown.
Repeat the movements from the sides. Now, it’s time to cover the sides of your scalp. Start on the left at the front. Move straight up and down, then repeat in circles. Move to the base of your head on the left side. Repeat for the right side, doing both the front and back halves of your scalp.
SOAK IT UP
There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into a hot bath after a long day. Ease away tension and stress with a soothing citrus bath; fill up the tub with hot water and add a few slices of lemon, letting the citrus scent fill the room. The acidity from the lemon helps to remove dead skin cells, draw out toxins and relieve stress with the mood-boosting scent, leaving you with a healthy glow and a balanced mind.
While you soak the tub, apply INVIGO Brilliance Vibrant Color Conditioner to clean, damp hair, lightly massaging into the scalp. For the most effective treatment, towel dry hair first before applying the mask, so the ingredients are able to penetrate hair more easily. Tie into a bun to let the mask’s deeply
moisturising ingredients work into each strand. Rinse thoroughly before blasting with cool water, sealing the hair cuticle and adding extra shine.
For extra lift pre-blow dry, apply INVIGO Volume Boost Bodifying Foam onto towel-dried hair, concentrating on roots for a soft, bouncy finish once dry. If your tresses need a little conditioning, use INVIGO Brilliance Miracle BB Spray through mid-lengths and ends. The formula will melt into hair, leaving your locks smooth, shiny and manageable after drying.
TIME TO DISCONNECT
Switch off for the evening with a mid-week digital detox. Say goodbye to screens and take a break from technology to make the most out of your self-care regime
Research has linked the bright blue light from screens to speeding up the ageing process, adding fine lines and wrinkles to the skin. Combat your daily smart phone, laptop and tablet usage with a soothing face mask, to leave skin feeling silky soft and glowing in minutes. Apply to clean skin and curl up with a good book on the sofa while your mask works its magic.
While you’re waiting for your mask to set, apply a few drops of WELLA Light Luminous Reflective Oil to hair to moisturise and hydrate dry, stressed strands. The results will leave hair feeling soft, smooth and healthy. Then, slip off for an early night to recharge with a full 8 hours sleep. It’s amazing what you find time to do when your phone is unplugged
GET HEALTHIER HAIR
Plan for next week’s Wellness Wednesday treat with a trip to the salon. Ask your stylist for a bespoke INVIGO treatment, tailored to your hair’s needs. Go for a 10 minute BOOST, 15 minute RECHARGE or 20 minute RECOVER to kick start your hair back to health with a nourishing, invigorating treatment to suit your hair type. Sit back and relax as your stylist performs a special Acupoint massage, developed to relax and revitalize by focusing on pressure points.