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5 Ways to Invest in Yourself this Mother's Day

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself this Mother's Day

Mother’s Day has been an official holiday in the United States since 1914. For over a century we have dedicated a day each year to celebrate mothers and motherhood. Mothers just like you. You have played many roles as a mom, you have lost countless hours of sleep, you have stressed over the happiness and well-being of your children. But have you ever taken a Mother’s Day to celebrate you? Celebrating our own successes as mothers can give us a better sense of accomplishment and importance.

This Mother’s Day, let’s take time to invest a little in ourselves. Here are some quick ideas!

Reflect on good memories.

When I look back on pictures of my kids when they were babies and little people, I’m so surprised at how fast time flies. It also helps me gain perspective and remind myself of the saying, “The days are long and the years are short.” Photos help me visually see the impact I am making on my children. Take a few minutes to look through your photos and reflect on the influence you’ve had in their lives.

Pamper your skin.

Take time to pamper your skin. Get a facial, make a homemade facial mask, or purchase a quality exfoliating cream or moisturizer. Relax in a lavender bubble bath. Trust me, taking a little time to focus on skincare will make you feel more rejuvenated and ready to conquer motherhood again.

Get a good night’s sleep.

It has been said that moms lose about nine hours of sleep each week. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to gain some of that back. Prepare a good sleep environment by eliminating distractions in your room – noises, bright light, electronics, etc. Sleeping on satin sheets can help to regulate your body temperature while you sleep and reduce friction that pulls on your skin and hair.

Buy yourself a gift.

Go ahead, splurge a little. Buy that something that you’ve been needing, or better yet, wanting. (Like a quality, satin pillowcase. Wink.) If splurging could be too risky for your budget, then set an amount within your budget. Sometimes it is nice to be able to buy a little something for ourselves.

Take a small vacation – alone.

Sometimes we just need a little hiatus from mothering. A little alone time can restore our energy and allow us to be the mothers we want to be – more energetic, loving, and patient. Treat yourself to a small getaway, just you. You will come back rejuvenated and happy. If a trip isn’t possible, try an afternoon away or even an hour to recharge. You’ll be surprised how even over a short period of “you” time, you’ll feel refreshed.

Finally, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there. Pat yourselves on the back. You’re doing the hardest but most rewarding job on the planet!

Why Sleeping on Satin is Good for the Environment

Why Sleeping on Satin is Good for the Environment

With another Earth Day behind us, I’m once again thinking of the mantra: 

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

And because we should be thinking about the impact we’re having on the planet every day, I think about what I’m doing to use less, reuse more and recycle. The good news is sleeping on a satin pillowcase is a small way to do all three. Here’s how:

1. Use less hair product

By sleeping on satin, you prevent the friction that causes dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Because of this, you can significantly reduce the amount of hair products you buy such as detangling sprays, smoothing serums and other stuff.

2. Less in landfills

I used to use a bottle of detangling spray every 2 weeks on my daughter’s hair. I always felt guilty about all of the plastic bottles we went through. Once she started sleeping on satin, our plastic recycling was significantly reduced. We only had to buy detangling spray a few times a year to help with really rough mornings. Sleeping on a satin pillowcase meant we had to recycle approximately 90% less bottles! 

3. Fewer blow-outs and styling sessions

A customer just emailed and said she was skeptical at first but is now a believer because she can go 2 to 3 days LONGER between her professional blow-outs thanks to Hair Fairy.  So your styling time and time in the chair at your local dry bar is freed up for other things (and other things to spend on)!

4. Satin lasts for years

We’re still sleeping on the satin pillowcases that were prototypes for the original Hair Fairy. Some are going on 8+ years old!  Because they’re made of satin, we wash them with our sheets and other bedding. Easy-peasy. Talk about reusing! Just don’t wash them with velcro. Trust us on this one. 

So congratulations! By sleeping on Hair Fairy, you’re doing one more thing to help our great planet stay green and beautiful!

(Like the photo? Its me walking across a creek on a backpacking trip this summer. Talk about seeing Mother Nature in all her glory!)

Top 10 Reasons Everyone Should Sleep on Satin

My last post was January and all about the post-holiday blahs. It's now March...I can safely say I'm out of the January blahs and just getting over the Daylight Saving shock...but that's another blog post. We've been busy behind the scenes here at Hair Fairy. Our outreach to retailers has gotten a lot of momentum and Hair Fairy is now in 6 stores in 4 states - yay! See the stores here

As we've interacted with store owners, we've gotten questions around wanting the "research" on the benefits of sleeping on satin. Of course we knew about less tangles and bedhead at night and we knew a little bit about the benefits for skin. But once we dove deep into what experts have to say, we were surprised (and delighted!) to read about all of the benefits we didn't know. 

So to save you hours of online research, I've put together this handy list of the Top 10 Benefits of Sleeping on a Satin Pillowcase. 

  1. Prevents night tangles, frizzy hair and bed head
  2. Easier brushing and styling in the morning
  3. Maintains natural hair moisture
  4. Prevents hair damage and hair loss
  5. Prolongs salon blow-outs and hair styling
  6. Maintains body temperature – stays cooler in warmer months and warmer in cooler months.
  7. Prevents perspiration at night – the lower thread count allows for more air circulation
  8. Protects eye lashes and eye lash extensions by lessening the drag and potential snagging on regular pillowcases
  9. Prevents sleep lines and wrinkles and helps to maintain a healthy complexion
  10. The American Cancer Society recommends a satin pillowcase for chemotherapy symptom relief. Patients receiving chemotherapy can slow hair loss and sooth dry and tender scalps by sleeping on satin.

It's safe to say anyone with a head (and that's most of us!) could use a Hair Fairy pillowcase. In case you're still wanting more, you can read testimonials from happy Hair Fairy customers here. 

Sources:

www.haircaremanual.com

www.cancer.org

www.ehow.com