Today I thought you might want to know how you can create a mini spa experience for yourself right in the comfort of your own home.. and if you’re lucky enough to have a willing volunteer (preferable a significant other) get them involved for the full spa experience. First of all the hair mask, the fact that it’s for both the hair and the scalp really appeals to me as this time of year brings a dry, itchy scalp and the rather embarassing issue of dandruff. Anything that treats my scalp as well as conditions my hair is aces in my book. I put this on and give myself a good head massage before wrapping it in cling film followed by a hot towel. “where do you get a hot towel?” you say.. why from the microwave of course! Now be careful if you’re doing this for the first time but a damp (not wet, damp) towel in the microwave for a minute (do it a little at a time to find the optimum time for your model) does the trick and gets that hair treatment working a little harder as well as giving you that extra pampered feeling.
Next I move on to the scrub. Now you can use any scrub you like but I love this one, if you’ve ever had a salt scrub at a spa you will remember how satisfying it is to get all that dry skin sloughed away by someone else. Usually a body scrub is kind of hard work if you’re really going for it all over so to lay down and have someone do it for you is a treat.. of course this is not always practical at home and if it’s just you the result is the same you’ll just have a little less energy afterwards.. which is actually better for phase 3.
Bed time! I like to sleep in a hair treatment once in a while, my hair doesn’t need it so much after it’s last big cut but when it was drier it definitely benefited from a deep condition so at this stage I would blow out that relaxing candle you’ve had burning and settle in to bed with your hot water bottle and many blankets (and if you’re me you’ll still have a fan on and your feet sticking out of the bottom of the bed regardless of how cold it is outside) and drift away to dreamland. I’d love to tell you this is my regular Sunday routine but alas it’s rare I get that kind of time.. when I do though it is extra special and any little thing you can add to make it more chilled and help you relax is a bonus so put on that music, those fluffy socks, whatever it may be and TREAT YO SELF! – That might be my 100th mention of this and if you have no idea what I’m talking about – watch this. You can buy Sanctuary spa sachets online here.
How do you pamper yourself when you get some ‘me time’?