Summer is a busy time. With festivals and longer days, we’re all filling our schedules with fun things to do. It’s easy to burn out with all these summer activities, though. Make sure you take some time to care for yourself and work on some personal development. Avoid the burnout and sunburns characteristic of summer with these summer self-care tips.
Take your workout outside
Summer is a great time to take your physical fitness routine outdoors. Instead of the stair master, enjoy a late afternoon hike with friends. Longer days means more time to enjoy the outdoors. Refresh your winter workout routine with some fresh air and fresh perspective. A new change of scenery can lead to personal development and new fitness goals. Try joining a team or a new summer sport and bring some energy and fun back into your fitness routine. If you’re more yogi, stretch out outdoors. Outdoor yoga is a great way to refresh your mind and check back in with yourself.
Take a Break from Social Media
Summer is the perfect season to distract yourself from the social media addiction a lot of us have developed. It’s a time to load up the car and get lost in a no service zone with friends. Plan an afternoon hike or a weekend camping trip and leave the phone in the car. Disconnect from your devices and reconnect with yourself and the world around you for a bit of a recharge.
Incorporate sun protection into your routine
Now that the sun is out, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are part of the daily routine. It’s the perfect time to make wearing an SPF a daily habit. Find yourself a natural SPF that you love and start using it in your daily makeup routine. Just because we cannot feel the warmth of the sun’s rays in the winter doesn’t mean that harmful UV rays aren’t around in the winter.
Shop Local for your Produce
Shopping local can sometimes be difficult. In the summer, there’s a farmers market almost every day. Shop local in the summer and appreciate how good local fresh produce tastes. Summer’s a great time for barbecuing vegetables, tossing crisp salads and inventing new fruit smoothie recipes.
Revamp your look
You’ve just finished spring cleaning and revamping your home so it’s not crazy to want to revamp your look. Summer’s a great time to try something new. You can go as simple as a new shirt and a new all-natural shampoo or as drastic as a completely new hairstyle, a few new outfits and a new natural makeup routine. No matter how far you want to go, it’s nice to spend some time and money on yourself. You deserve a bit of pampering, and it can be fun to try something new in our looks from time to time.
Take time to rest
With all the plans and activities you’re sure to be participating in this summer, make sure to take some time to do absolutely nothing. FOMO (fear of missing out) may be a real thing, but sometimes you need a bubble bath and a night in. Make alone time a priority throughout the summer so that you don’t burn out before the fall.
We hope these helpful tips can infuse some summer sun into your self-care and personal development goals. Looking for an all natural salon to help you get that new summer look? Come see us. We’re a natural hair salon in Victoria, BC with two locations.
Summer is here and everyone is loving it. Who doesn’t love hitting up a patio for some afternoon cocktails, going to the beach or taking in all the great summer events Victoria has to offer? Now, while we may be ready for summer, our hair never is. During the summer months, it’s hot, sunny and beautiful outside and while it’s great to bask in every minute of it, you should always be wary of how your hair handles it. If you have thick luscious locks, you need to make sure your hair is protected from possible heat damage to your hair.
One of the biggest annoyances in the summer months is knowing how to style your hair and keep it from looking frizzy or heavy with all the heat your hair is absorbing. For those of you that may not know, having thick hair may need some extra attention in the summer. Check out the tips below so you can make sure your hair stays beautiful all summer long.
Protect Your Hair
First and foremost, you want to protect the length you have. If your hair runs well below your shoulders, you know how long it took to grow that, and how long it’ll take to regrow your locks if there’s a lot of sun damage. A good hair salon will tell you to use leave-in conditioner, like this one, in the morning and put your hair in a bun. You’ll lock in moisture and rehydrate your hair from any sun exposure.
Layer Your Hair
When you come into our natural hair salon for a trim, ask your stylist to keep your length, but ask them to cut long and loose layers in the back and the front of your hair. This reduces any bulkiness and weight, especially for the summer. Having bulky hair can make styling your thick hair in the summer a lot harder to maintain so keeping it bulk-free is key.
Braid Your Hair
Braiding your hair can help reduce the weight of your hair during the summer months. Choose a French braid and pin it back in place behind your neck. You can also do a cute side braid. Having thick hair can be a lot of maintenance and with the added heat, your hair can seem even heavier. Alleviate some of that weight by braiding it before you head out.
If you have curly hair, you’ll want to use natural products to help maintain your curls. Less natural ingredients can make your hair heavy and your curls can look weighed down and dishevelled. Use a curl cream like this one to keep them intact and choose a stylist that specializes in curls when going for a trim.
Long, thick hair is truly a gift and the last thing we want is for the sun to damage or ruin your hair. Being a hair salon in beautiful Victoria, BC, we know how the seasons work and how you should be caring for your hair. We’re a natural hair salon that offers some of the best organic hair products on the market. Book an appointment at our salon and come in for a trim. While you’re here, don’t be afraid to ask for more advice on how you can maintain your beautiful hair all summer.
Cut Down the Use of Hot Tools
Calm the Volume with Products
Short Hair Means Less Brushing
Wash Your Hair Frequently
Trim Your Hair Often
Always Protect Your Hair from Heat
NEVER Use Hot Irons on Wet Hair
Hairspray Goes on AFTER Hot Irons
Brush Before Washing
You Can’t Fix Split Ends
We’re almost in the middle of 2018 and the best hair trends have just started to surface. We’ve been seeing our colourists focus more on warmer tones and trying out unconventional shades. They’re even making subtle changes that make our clients natural features stand out. As a top hair salon in Victoria BC, we strive to stay on top of every trend while focusing on our eco salon roots. This summer, we challenge you to be bold and beat the heat with some amazing 2018 trendy colour tones. As a salon, we offer natural and organic products that not only get you that summer “lewk” you’ve been dying to try but do it in a way that also helps the environment.
We all know the delicious fruit but have you thought about putting that colour on your head? Blackberry hair is a look people will be loving this year. This kind of colour job involves using purple tones and infusing a little blue to add some dimension. If you have dark hair and want a little jolt of colour, this will add that colour infusion you want while being on trend for the summer.
Pastel colours are all over Instagram and it’s perfect for someone who already has a double process and wants to switch it up. Dusty tones are sexy and sophisticated and when your hair is lifted to that super light blond, everything looks so reflective and opulent.
While 2017 was the year of platinum ash blonde, this year we suggest going darker with your blonde hue and trying a warm golden-honey colour. Don’t let the idea of warm blonde tones scare you. It’s not all brassy. There are several variations to the tone and our stylists can certainly help make sure you choose the right tone that matches your complexion. If this is the look you want this summer, make sure you are diligent about the upkeep. When changing your hair colour, it’s always important to use conditioner meant for colour-treated hair.
As we’ve mentioned in a previous social post, violet and plum colours are so in this year. Purple-like colours are set to pop this summer and make a statement. The colour adds an unexpected flirty and fun tone that is sure to make heads turn.
Ombre is a hair colour tone that goes in and out all the time. This summer, it’s all about rich dark hues that add a touch of lightness. Dark brown and light brown are great when you want to warm your complexion without fully committing to a solid colour.
Whatever you choose to do with your hair, designHouse salon in Victoria BC will be there to help make you look your best. We pride ourselves on being an eco salon that offers organic products that benefit you and the environment. Come in today or book an appointment with one of our amazing stylists and own summer 2018!