I sure do hope you're keeping well? How's life treating ya?
Well, I'll tell you this for sure: moving to a new country has been exhausting, challenging, daunting, exhilarating and every other (possible emotion a human being can have). I've been busy. Figuring out what brand of tomatoes gives me value for my money and where I can do my brows (#FirstWorldProblems Lol!)But seriously, I've been adjusting to a new job as well as moving apartments and figuring out family...Let's just say, I'm becoming better at #adulting.
With a changing lifestyle, I've had to tweak my regimen and styling techniques. Here are three subtle but important changes I'm making to my regimen.
1. Daily moisturising and sealing.
Melbourne's weather is very temperamental and moody. One day it’s raining cats and dogs, the next we’re chilling in the 40’s, and the very next we’re baking in the 100’s. The air here is much drier than it was in Massachussetts. So in turn my hair dries out A LOT faster. Picture a fire in the Sahara, now picture my hair. Yes, that's how bad it’s been. :-/
I've had to ramp up moisture levels to avoid extreme dryness. I've been moisturising and sealing at least once a day to make sure I lock in every ounce of moisture possible. I do this by spritzing some plain water on my hair and smoothing some olive oil along the length of my two-strand twists. I add a little of my Karen's Body Beautiful Body Butter for a little more protection.
My hair is a lot longer and therefore more prone to tangles and knots. I've had to be super gentle with my hair now more than ever as I'm keen on getting past 20 inches this year.
Lately, I've been focusing on detangling my hair when it's wet rather than when its 80-90% dry. I've found that my hair is more pliable when wet. It doesn't feel as gummy and stringy as it used to feel when it was shorter (picture chewing gum). This has meant I can tag at my strands without them breaking or bending out of shape. Detangling my wet hair has also saved me a lot of time.
3. Protective Styling With Units
I've been wearing my hair out a lot less these past few weeks. At the beginning of the year, I was rocking twist outs and low buns rather than my two strand twists because I was adjusting to a conservative corporate work culture. Not that I was constricted in any way, but I felt the need to present myself in that way. (And to be honest, I’d like to think this has also contributed to my hair's dryness. Bleh!) But I recently switched jobs and I've re-installed my two-strand twists. I rock them over the weekend, and from Monday to Friday, I prefer to wear my units. I'm particularly LOVING this one here.
Have you recently had a big move or had to change your lifestyle for another reason? How have you adjusted your hair regimen to suit your hair’s needs?
Love & Sunshine,