Our relationship with our hair is just like every good love story: full of ups and downs. Some days, we could stare at it for hours in the mirror and wonder how we got so lucky. Then a dreaded bad hair day arrives that can leave us contemplating a breakup, or worse, dealing with breakage! We might have a love/hate relationship with our hair, but it’s always there for us when we need it. And in honor of our hair, here are our favorite hair care tips to shower your locks with love this Valentine’s Day.
1. Take a Luxurious Shower Together
We’re not talking about a 5-minute rinse before heading to work. This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your hair to an unforgettable shower. Start with the water turned up nice and warm to rinse your hair for as long as you want. After all, this is supposed to be a treat. Then, while things are still steamy, it’s time to add a product that feels luxurious and pampers your hair with natural, feel-good ingredients. Pick your favorite Lu shampoo and conditioner (Freedom for curls, Control for styling, or Rescue for repair and nourishment) and treat your hair to a spa-like experience at home. Plus, every Lu product is made with Impossible Keratin™, which improves moisture retention, reduces frizz caused by humidity, and strengthens every hair strand for visibly healthy locks.
2. Buy Something Special
Love is in the hair this Valentine’s Day, so be sure to spice up your life with a brand-new accessory to make sure you look and feel like the belle of the ball. Whether you’re planning on going on a date with your other half or simply want to paint the town red solo, treat yourself to a PoeticEHome 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Square Scarf. Unlike cotton and other synthetic materials, silk slides with hair to keep it soft, moisturized, and tangle-free, and will look great flapping in the breeze or accentuating your look at a restaurant. Or, take your fashion cue from the most romantic country in the world with French pins. Kristin Ess Mini French Pins are designed for buns, top knots, and updos. They’re lightweight, comfortable, and will hold even the most daring looks for date night firmly in place.
3. Make a Hair Mask
Sometimes the best gifts are homemade. It shows somebody truly cares and has taken the time to make you something personal. Do the same for your hair this Valentine’s Day with a homemade hair mask! Nothing says love like a dozen roses, but what’s your hair going to do with that? Instead, give your mane a rose water hair mask. Rose water is rich in antioxidants and can even help if you have an itchy scalp. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar with rose water and apply to your hair and scalp. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it out with your favorite Lu shampoo.
4. Enjoy a Candlelit Dinner
Light the candles, set the mood, and sit down for a candlelit dinner that benefits your hair. That’s right, your diet is one of the best ways to nourish and take care of those beautiful locks, curls, and bangs. Why not cook a salmon dinner? This fatty fish, along with herring and mackerel, are full of nutrients that will give your hair an incredible shine. For your side dish, whip up some beetroot, sweet potatoes, and onions. All of these vegetables have properties that are good for cell growth and can even stimulate hair growth. Pair your food with a glass of red wine, which some studies suggest can improve circulation to your scalp and promote hair growth.
5. Visit a Salon
It’s time for a glow-up this Valentine’s Day. Ditch the style you’ve had all winter and go for that incredible look you’ve always wanted. Book your local salon for an afternoon of pampering, courtesy of a trained professional. Not only can you change your look, but your whole outlook on life with a whole new ‘do and a whole new ‘tude. Haircuts are also great for hair health because they remove damaged hair and prevent split ends.
6. Be Together
Sometimes, the most memorable times with our loved ones are the unplanned moments that become unforgettable. The same can be said for our hair. Remember that day where you forgot to wash it before going out and still got showered with compliments? For all its ups and downs, your hair has been with you longer than any relationship you’ve ever had, so be sure to give thanks to it this Valentine’s Day and give it the love it deserves!