Self-care at every stage of motherhood
Time to yourself can be hard to come by when you’re caring for another. Whether you’re a new mom or you’re adding to your family, it’s important to practice self-care even if it’s only for a minute in the bathroom. Keep your cup full to take care of others!
Moms to newborns
Congratulations on bringing a babe (or more) into the world, newborn mom! Newborn moms undergo many changes. First-time moms, especially, will need to adjust to this new life change. Including possible postpartum hair loss. (Sorry.)
Moms of newborns might find it difficult to look after themselves. If that’s the case, focus on the basics. Have a quick wash and dry and tie your hair up. If hair is especially brittle or fragile, try co-washing. Hair loss is normal during this time, but be gentle on your hair and use a detangling comb or brush. If you’re tying your hair up, pull your hair into a loose bun or ponytail with a snagless hair tie.
If it’s difficult to wash your hair, make no wash days work for you. If push comes to shove, just remember: there’s always dry shampoo!
Moms to toddlers
Hair pulling might be something your toddler indulges in. It’s a common activity and if you’re a victim of your toddler’s actions, know it can be curbed. And we feel you. Ouch.
While you’re in the process of discouraging your child from this behaviour, there are tips to keep yourself out of the harm’s way–beyond chopping your hair off.
Keep your hair out of the way by tying it back or styling your hair. But this can backfire. Depending on your child, braids and ponytails might not be enough. They might just be another attractive option.
Styling your hair might be a no-go at this stage–too painful–and we understand. Take some cues from newborn moms and just get clean. And indulge in a scalp massage!
Moms to school-aged kids
School-aged moms might have passed the treacherous hair pulling phase, but have to deal with the morning rush. Luckily, teaching time management skills and providing your kids with steps to independence can free up your schedule. These quick hair styles are great references if you’re short on time but still want to look great.
If children are underfoot, cordless might be the way to go. Safety is paramount. Without the wires, you never have to worry about your kids tripping or burning themselves on a fallen hair tool. Our hair styler and curler are wireless, quick to heat up and ready to use so you can get on with your day.
Moms in battle of the bathrooms with their teens
Teens hogging the washroom is one of those coming-of-age milestones you can’t avoid. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Since our hair tools are wireless, it’s possible to get ready without being chained to the bathroom. The cordless capabilities are great for mobility around the home. And let’s be real, outlets have better uses. Like charging your phone. Or theirs.
And don’t worry. In a few years, they’ll be off to university. And you’ll get your washroom back!