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A few questions about hair relaxing..?

My hair’s been relaxed since I was about 13 (so about 6 years) and I’m getting a bit concerned about the fact that it breaks so often (even though I try to keep it moisturised, I use Motions if that helps..?). I’m thinking about ceasing the relaxation, but:

1. Is there anything I can do to take care of my hair while still continuing with my relaxing/steaming process?
2. If I decide to stop relaxing, what can I do to promote natural growth and how to deal with the relaxed ends of my hair?
3. Can you recommend any products (available in the UK anyway) that can help?
4. Can you suggest any websites that offer advice on natural afro and relaxed hair and/or websites that show pictures of really good hairstyles for both relaxed and natural hair?

Sorry for the long details, and you don’t need to answer every question if you can’t; any help will be appreciated. 🙂

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Relaxing Escapes from the Hectic World

The daily demands of everyday life mean people are always on the go and as a result, taking time to relax can fall down the priority list. Failing to take the time to take care of yourself can have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing, and its quite often found that people who take time to relax and pamper are often more focused and productive.

As such, visiting a spa is one of the ways in which you can take time out for both body and mind, whilst it can also work wonders for your health. The modern spa has evolved significantly in recent years and you can now find one in almost any city, in any country. Originally associated with water and hydrotherapy treatments, spas now offer a wide range of treatments that extend to massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Massage is a common spa treatment aimed at relaxing muscle tension and helping to create an overall sense of wellbeing. What’s more, a massage relaxes your entire body, nervous system and even your mind, whilst helping your lymphatic system get rid of toxins and waste.

The traditional association between a spa and water is still upheld through the use of hot tubs, Jacuzzis and other hydrotherapy treatments. As well as aiding relaxation, water acts as a form of therapy; with the word hydrotherapy referring to healing the body with steam and hot water. In fact, hydrotherapy holds many benefits for the body and mind; helping with muscle relaxation, aiding circulation and stimulating the body’s natural endorphins.

Hydrotherapy treatments help to soothe tired, sore or stiff joints and muscles as the heat from the warm water dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to damaged tissues and accelerating the body’s natural healing process. The hot water also reduces pain by stimulating the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain killers – so spa breaks can be particularly useful for anyone suffering from migraines. The relaxation benefits of such treatments can help with sleeping problems and are valuable for anyone experiencing insomnia.

Some spas offer treatments that can help to enhance your appearance too. Mud and facial spas, body wraps, pedicures and manicures are just a few of the many beauty services offered. Facial treatments can be tailored to your specific skin type, whereas wraps have slimming and toning effects on the body. In addition, certain spas extend their services to provide body fitness and nutrition, as well as complete body relaxation.

Whether you choose to treat yourself to day spa deals or perhaps even a whole weekend away, it is good to know that you do have options when it comes to looking after your health and wellbeing.

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