It’s 5 A.M. on a Monday morning, the new baby is screaming at the top of her lungs for food, your 5-year old son needs help packing up the hamster for show and tell and your 17-year old has another college essay due tonight. On top of that, it’s your turn for the grocery run, you’re headed to the pharmacy for more vitamins, then to the bank to pay the mortgage, then to the car repair shop for the flat tire and you have a huge presentation at work in the afternoon.
Moms are always incredibly busy managing kids and their own lives, but why is the stereotypical mother always a woman with bags under her eyes and hair hastily thrown up in a bun with vomit on her sweater? Historically, moms were expected to constantly be busy and they still are. Today, social media has taken the world by storm with thousands of posts of busy mothers with obscenely long to-do lists and encouraging friends pushing them to go on in the comments section. It’s almost like it’s socially unacceptable to be a mom who isn’t always “on”.
Yet, taking a self-care day isn’t always a bad thing. Being a mom doesn’t have to be your only title although it is a noble one indeed. Having children doesn’t mean that your life stops. Take time to get your nails done, do a fun face mask or curl your hair. Of course, your child is going to need attention and will always come first. There’s just not enough time in the day to pool all your energy into a skincare or haircare routine. There are tons of tips on other blogs about how to take care of your hair by yourself like skipping shampoo or using a dry shampoo however this is not recommended. Shampoo is meant to cleanse your hair from all the dirt and grime you build up. Using dry shampoo for an extended period of time can also lead to scalp problems.
Looking great leads to you feeling greater. It’s okay to treat yourself every now and then. KLYP can help you achieve the look you want! You can schedule your appointments around your busy schedule with a stylist who knows exactly what you need and how to do it. Let’s be honest, mothers don’t wear capes. Look and feel like the hero you really are!