Five tips for spring cleaning your hair and beauty

20 Mar

dreamgirlhairpicAs spring is officially here we turn our attention to the new season.

There’s a reason it’s tradition to have a big clean at this time of year; winter has finally left us and the days are longer, weather warmer and the long stretch to summer starts here.

Yet the spring clean shouldn’t be simply focused on our bedrooms, living rooms or clutter cupboard. Instead, we can take the principle of “out with the old, in with the new” to extend to every corner of our lives, especially our hair and beauty regimes.

Let’s face it, we’ve each probably got hair habits and beauty products that not only outlive the last winter but possibly several Christmases.

So our spring resolution at Dream Girl is to follow these five hair and beauty tips to head into the new season feeling lighter;

  1. Have a beauty audit

Got an old mascara that’s been in your makeup bag longer than you’d care to admit? What about that hair serum that’s seen better days? You might want beauty products to last forever but the truth is they have a relatively short shelf life. A mascara that’s over three months old could damage your eyes while old foundations and eye shadows could cause you skin complaints. Tip your make up bag upside out and throw away everything that’s over a year old.

  1. Wash all your hair brushes and makeup brushes

It makes complete sense when you think about it; imagine all the grease and dirt that gets no your hair brush. Your make up brushes, if you don’t rinse them regularly, can be full of bacteria that you’re spreading on your skin every day. Gross, eh? You should clean your brushes once a week. Just soak them in warm soapy water and then dry them thoroughly.

  1. Give everything a once over

How are your hair extensions looking? Need a trim, a little touch up? What about your glue or thread? A good workman is only as good as his or her tools so make sure everything is in working order. Catch up on all those little jobs that you’ve been putting off.

  1. Get a hair trim

You’ll often find that people will cut their hair or give it a good trim in the spring. The longer you leave it between stylist visits, the more damage you can do to your hair. Whether you wear hair extensions or not, split ends can make hair look dull and lifeless. A regular trim will cut away those dead ends and leave hair looking lighter and shinier.

  1. Treat your hair

OK, so if one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to take better care of your hair and you’ve let it slide, then take spring as an excuse to revisit the new habit. A deep and nourishing conditioner and hair mask will give your hair a new lease of life. This will help you feel prepared for the new season and rid yourself of all the damage wrought by the cold winter months.

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