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7 Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy and Hydrated All Summer Long
Beauty
Published Thursday Jul 05, 2018 by Brittany Raine

7 Ways to Keep Your Hair Healthy and Hydrated All Summer Long

Beauty

It’s officially summer—and that means a whole lot of sunshine and outdoor activities. Your skin might be protected, but how’s your hair feeling? From soaking up the sun to swimming in salt water (or your neighbor’s pool), there’s a good chance all that warm weather fun is stressing your tresses.  

Don’t let longer days damage your locks! Restore the health of your hair with seven stylish products that will keep you looking good (and hydrated) all summer long. 

 

1- HAIR MASK

Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak
$25.00

Kiehl’s deep conditioning reparative hair mask is about to become your summer savior. Perfect for all hair types that are overexposed to sun, heat, and processing, this product will find a permanent place in your shower.

 

2- DETANGLER 

Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Detangler 
$4.94

Keep your hair free (and clear) of tangles with this vegan spray. Blended with aloe extract and Vitamin E, nourish your locks while restoring smoothness, softness and shine instantly–no matter how dirty your hair might be.  

 

3- DRY SHAMPOO 

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
$25.00

Why wash your hair when you have Amika’s dry shampoo? Free of all the bad stuff (sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colors), this product is all about natural, easy-to-use glam. It’s a must-have in any beauty bag! 


 
4- STYLING OIL 

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil 
$40.00

Prepare your hair for a little taste of paradise. Though Bumble and Bumble’s product is technically an oil, it won’t
leave your hair feeling greasy—just super soft and ultra smooth, while keeping those humid frizzies away. 

 

5- HAIRSPRAY 

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray 
$4.69
Literally beach in a bottle (without the sand), this spray is the solution for dry or coarse hair. Made with Dead Sea Salt and Sea Kelp extract, achieve soft, tousled and carefree waves in no time at all. 

 

6- PROTECTION & CONDITIONING

Philip Kingsley Sunshine Swim Cap
$11.00

Consider this product your go-to hair protector. Infused with the citrus and rose scents, Swim Cap is geared to guard your strands against damage from the sun, chlorine and salt water while continually conditioning your locks. 


7- LEAVE-IN HAIR MIST 

Aim Hi After Beach Leave-In Hair Mist
$18.00 

Searching for a little slice of smell-good heaven for your hair? Make this mist part of your morning routine! With a lightweight essential oil blend and vitamins that promote healthy skin, scalp, and hair, Aim Hi is a bottle of soothing serum that you’ll use all summer (and year) long. 

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
Yoga sleep tips MINDBODY
Wellness
Published Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 by Amber Scriven

4 Yoga Poses for a Better Night’s Sleep

Yoga
Personal Growth
Expert Advice

We’ve all had sleepless nights. It’s the worst! Watching the wee hours of morning tick away. Wishing we could slip into a restful sleep before our alarm goes off . The frustrating feeling of knowing exactly how many minutes there are before you need to be up. Then, struggling through a heavy relentless morning filled with self-medicating coffee runs, and a tired, snappy version of yourself dragging through the day. 

There’s no one miracle cure for insomnia because there are so many reasons for not being able to sleep. Many people, however, find relief by curbing stress right before bed. One way to do that is with a few choice yoga stretches that mellow you out by encouraging your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to ignite your bodies “rest and digest” cycles. This is the opposite of the “fight or flight” system that helps you race away from oncoming tigers, or other more urban “dangers.”  

Here are a few shapes that calm the nervous system and decrease adrenaline in the body to help you rest and ultimately sleep better. 
 

Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

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Legs-Up-the-Wall

This is a super simple way to relax right before bed, or even from the comfort of your bed. Pushing your legs up the wall helps move the lymph and blood out of your feet using gravity, this, in turn, means your heart doesn’t need to work as hard to pump it back up. Thus, things get a little quieter in your cardiovascular system helping to soothe your body into a sense of softness.

Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

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Supported Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

This shape uses the same idea as Legs-Up-the-Wall. It calms by inverting your hips above your heart, but it also stretches your neck and chest open for tension relief. The muscles can open and let go of anything they are holding onto. It also opens your lungs and diaphragm, which allows you to breathe more deeply, and that oxygen is a calmant.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

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Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Folding forward in Child’s Pose works a little differently. It still opens the lungs (from the upper back), but it requires you to turn inwards. You could bring your hands by your sides for a more restorative version of the shape, and resting your head to one side or the other is often more comfortable. Alternatively, try resting your forehead on a block or the floor, and use that surface to massage the space between your eyebrows. This triggers an acupressure point between your eyebrows that stimulates the pineal gland to encourage a melatonin response. Melatonin is the hormone our bodies produce when it gets dark that tells us to go to sleep!

Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

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Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)

Use a couple pillows for this one! Pop one under your knees, one under your head or upper back, along your spine, and under your hands.Then, get ready to  fall asleep there. Let everything get heavy and drippy and start to think about that weighted sensation in your feet, slowly bring your attention up your body making each body part heavier and heavier as you go. This is a version of Yoga Nidra Meditation and it is extremely relaxing—but you must go slowly. 


So, there you have it! A few ideas from yoga, science, and acupressure to help you get some much-deserved ZZZ’s. 
 

Amber Scriven Acupuncturist
Written by
Amber Scriven
Acupuncturist | Yoga Teacher
About the author
A busy acupuncturist, yoga teacher and trainer, Amber has actively worked in the wellness industry for over 10 years. For her, yoga is a form of health care that she uses alongside acupuncture in the form of retreats, injury rehabilitation, and pain relief. Amber is renowned for building emotional strength while cultivating physical health.