The holidays: ’Tis the season filled with family, parties, and lots of social gatherings. As women, we have a tendency to take on a lot during this time. During the holidays, self-care is still important and it's not selfish -- as we have a tendency think. That is why I'm thrilled to partner with Desert Essence this holiday season to encourage other women to take care of themselves this time of year. You can fit self-care in, even if it's just an hour trip to the mall by yourself or freshening up your seasonal makeup wardrobe.
My treat to myself every year is a professional blowout. I always book an appointment at my salon before a holiday party or event. It's so relaxing to have your hair washed and blown dry by someone other than yourself. Typically, I let my hair air dry and use a little wave spray. If I do blow it out myself, my son is crawling in the bathroom and yanking on me -- far from a relaxing experience. When I go to the salon, I can be by myself, sit and chat with an adult, and peruse a magazine or scroll on my phone.
I used to get stressed about going to the hair salon because the products there don't fit my ingredient standards and have strong fragrances that bother me. I'm extremely grateful that my local salon is understanding of my high ingredient standards and sensitivity to fragrance. They let me bring my own products! If you can't find an organic salon in your area, it never hurts to ask if you can bring your own shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Salons are becoming more inclusive than ever.
My partnership with Desert Essence came just in time for my pre-holiday party blowout. I brought their new salon-quality anti-breakage shampoo and conditioner with me to my salon. My hair is brittle as the weather gets colder and, unfortunately, I still struggle with postpartum breakage -- so their new anti-breakage line is just what I need.
This product is Infused with...
An exclusive blend of Country Life Maxi-Hair® plus Biotin.
Pro-Vitamin B5- helps reduce breakage up to 61%.
And the Desert Essence anti-breakage haircare line is proven to help reduce breakage and fall (ugh, the dreaded shower fall-out).
Formulated with exclusive Hi-Gloss Technology™ for incredible shine.
Infused with Apple Cider Vinegar and Quinoa Protein for smooth, sleek hair.
You can use the Smoothing Primer on wet or dry hair. I had my stylist use it as a finishing product to enhance shine after she finished the blowout. I am amazed at how shiny my hair looks and how smooth it feels.
Desert Essence is going to be sending a lucky winner all of their new salon-quality hair products and more in a sponsored giveaway on my Instagram page. There are so many goodies in this gift bag, so you don't want to miss out. Follow me on Instagram to enter. I also have a code for you to use on the Desert Essence website for 25% off through 12/4: METIME17. You can shop all their new salon-quality products here.
I truly hope you enjoy your time with family and friends this holiday season and that you get to love your hair down for all your holiday gatherings and events. I know I will!