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"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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    my hair is incredibly dry, frizzy and fine. it seriously rips my knitting.

    can anyone recommend any good products to make it smooth an straighter? i tried, and am still using frizz-ease serum but it did feck-all!!

    please, im begging you, i am at my wits end here
    Ride with me upon a shining star,
    Above the moonlit sky
    We will find Elysium.

  • #2
    My hair was like that after the summer too.
    First of all, get it cut!
    Use leave in conditioner, and comb it through.
    Vo5 miracle rescue is a good deep conditioner.
    If you use a temporary dye it can smoothen your hair out.


    • #3
      Frizz-Ease do a miracle treatment conditoner that you leave in for 20 mins and it works really well.
      I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter


      • #4
        mines like that too

        but i do use my ghd straighteners like every day



        • #5
          aussie 3 minute miracle.



          • #6
            Yes!! A trim and Aussie 3 Minute Miracle.
            Aussie has done wonders for my hair - I use GHD straighteners practically every day, so u can imagine the state of my hair...well, Aussie fixes that!! (It smells like bubblegum too!)
            Oh, and the Frizz-ease deep conditioning treatment is great too...

            Ilora x


            • #7
              Originally posted by lucifer devil
              mines like that too

              but i do use my ghd straighteners like every day


              i hope you put an oil/serum/conditioning spray on your hair before you let that heat anywhere near it!


              • #8
                Um, well.... no I don't.. the GHD stuff is too pedantic.. if i put not enough on, it doesn't work.. if I put too much on it makes it greasy.. so I don't tend to use any protective sprays :S


                • #9
                  Firstly, you should get a decent shampoo suited for your hair type, not any old shampoo. K…RASTASE do a really good one Called 'Oleo Relax' for frizzy and dry hair. They do a serum which is more of an oily liquid called the same, but apply it to the ends rather than the roots to avoid making your hair greasy. Have a look here.
                  Before you use your hair straightners (GHD's?) make sure you use a heat protection spray of some kind to avoid damaging your hair even more. Redken have a good one which not only protects your hair from the heat, but traps the heat in, allowing your hair to keep its style for longer. Look here to find it.

                  Last edited by Young and sexy; 17-09-2003, 08:20 PM.
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                  • #10
                    i use kerastase for my hair..the one in a green bottle for damaged hair coz i have highlights. it works wonders!

                    also, bedhead serum is really good but pricey. and like y&s said, only put it on the ends!

                    you could always go to a decent hairdressers n let them sell you loadsa products


                    • #11
                      Avon Sleek and Straight Shampoo and Conditioner


                      • #12
                        Totally agree with Young and Sexy about K…RASTASE - works miracles, but costs about £12.50 (or £10 something from, worth it tho!

                        I use that and Umberto Gianni (sp?!) Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner Denman's Straightening Brushes are good too - look like a set of straighteners with bristles! (about £8.00 from Boots)
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