Beauty Secrets: It’s all about the hair

While we often complain about the long and cold Canadian climate, it’s not uncommon for us to see snow fall in March and even April. This means we’re sporting toques, trousers and too many layers to count for at least six months of the year. So, when the temperature soars into the double digits, we’re ready to take full advantage of the sunshine and warmer weather.

As we say goodbye to the hats that hide our unwashed hair and trade our long pants for short shorts and skirts, I’m sure I’m not the only one who enters a state of ‘hair emergency’. Do I shampoo and blow dry every day? Where did I put those extra razors? How much time am I going to need to get ready in the morning? And the list goes on.

This year, I’m vowing to sleep more and shave… never! Seriously! I’m also going dry… dry shampoo that is. I’m sure you’re thinking: tell me more!

Let’s start with your locks.

A good hair day can make all the difference but spending time shampooing, conditioning and blow drying every morning can leave you frantic and frazzled. My new secret weapon for fabulous hair is Batiste Dry Shampoo. If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo, I suggest you run, not walk, to pick up a can of Batiste. It works to instantly revive oily hair, leaving it looking and smelling clean and fresh. No wet washing required and most importantly no blow drying. If I have a few extra minutes to spare, I sometimes re-style my hair but it’s not necessary. Batiste comes in a variety of fragrances – New Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry is perfect for summer with top notes of pear, melon, kiwi and wildberry!

If you’ve never used dry shampoo before, don’t worry. It’s easy to use. Simply shake can well. Hold 30 cm away from your hair, section & spray into roots. Massage thoroughly with fingertips then brush and style as desired.

Then there’s that hair that’s got to go.

I’m talking about the stubble on your legs that leaves you cringing when you reach for that pair of shorts or even worse the bikini you’ve been hiding in the back of your closet all winter. I’m trading my razor this summer for the new Nair Nourish Crème for Legs & Body. A hair remover cream with Grape Seed Oil plus Antioxidant Rich Resveratrol, it removes hair in as little as three minutes (yes, three minutes) while moisturizing to restore skin’s youthful glow leaving you with smooth skin for days longer than shaving*. Did you read that? Days!

Tip: Stock up! Keep a tube of Nair in your bathroom at home, in the bathroom at the cottage/cabin/summer home and a third one in your gym bag. The minute you spot the stubble, you’ll have it on hand. All it takes is three minutes and a quick shower or damp cloth to rinse!

Am I your hair hero or what? This summer it’s all about getting your beauty rest, looking fabulous, feeling healthy and rocking those short shorts.

P.S. Between the summer heat and a jam-packed schedule, it’s easy to let healthy eating slip by the wayside. To ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs, try adding a multivitamin to your daily health and beauty routine. A complete multivitamin such as the Vitafusion Women’s Complete Multivitamin is a great option. It’s specially formulated to meet our needs and comes in an easy-to-take, delicious gummy. It includes Biotin and helps maintain hair, skin and nail health – ensuring you glow from the inside out this summer!

Now your turn. What are some of your favourite time-saving beauty products?

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