Tips for a ‘stress-free’ startup after vacation

Hi! Welcome back to The Hair Log. We hope that you all had a wonderful summer and that you are more than ready to get back to work (or school). We enjoyed the sun, the beach and had good experiences with friends and family, we are now ready to return to reality! 

When returning after a long and well-deserved holiday many people are most likely to stress in order to catch-up on all the things they think they should do on the first day. Doing so is neither ideal for your mental health nor effective at all. At NATURIGIN we want to give you some tips for a more effective, gentle and good start-up whether you start at work or go back to school.

  • Organizing and structuring are the keywords

First of all, it is important to create structure and a good overview of whatever you need to do in the first place.

Make a list, organize what you need to do the first day, and what can be done later on during the week. Doing so, you get a clear view of the tasks and thereby hopefully find it more manageable.

  • You can’t do everything at once

You are only human, Rome wasn’t built in a day, remember that!

  • Treat yourself with a self-care night

Getting work done is of course important, but for you to do your very best at work, you need to take good care of yourself! We at NATURIGIN encourage you to treat yourself once or twice a week with a self-care evening at home. Make a hair-mask, write down goals for the future, do yoga or read that book you always wanted to read. 

When you ‘de-stress’ at home, you are more able to do a good piece of work at your job the following day. That is what we call work/life balance! So, remember to take a break and connect with ‘yourself’. In this way, you will stay calm and make yourself feel better.

If you need inspiration you can read our blog post concerning how to make organic and natural hair masks: https://www.naturigin.com/diy-hair-masks/

  • Create healthy habits

Now you have the opportunity to start with good habits! Remember to drink a lot of water to keep you hydrated, eat a lot of greens.

What you eat affects your energy level throughout the day. Also remember to activate your body, go for a walk, workout or ride your bike – getting fresh air also helps you to get more surplus in your everyday life. 

We wish you all a good day and gently start-up at work or school!

Anna // NATURIGIN

Photo: Unsplash

FESTIVAL HAIRSTYLES

The Festival season has finally begun, and we are so excited at NATURIGIN! We can’t wait for a festival-filled summer, and we have actually already attended our first festival. We are talking about NorthSide festival, which is located in NATURIGIN’s hometown Aarhus, Denmark. Of course, festivals are first of all about music, but there is also a certain expectation in planning the perfect festival outfits and hairstyles 💁🏼‍♀️

On that note this is our most basic advice:

First of all, remember to bring a refreshing dry shampoo. It is kind of a fact that dry shampoo is an essential equipment for carrying you through the festival weekend with style. Luckily, NATURIGIN’s Refresh Dry Shampoo do not only contain the quality of refreshing your hair but it does also have great styling and volumizing qualities. This makes it perfect for festivals as it deals with the two most important conditions of achieving an amazing festival hairstyle!

We have spotted the trends from this year’s NorthSide festival and wrote a little piece about it. Based on these trends we have made a list with the most inspiring festival hairstyles. Do you have any festival plans this year? If yes – perhaps you will feel inspired for this summer’s festivity? 🥳

BUBBLE PIGTAILS

We love the playful and girly vibe that these bubble pigtails create. And the best part about this hairstyle is that it actually works better with your second-day unwashed hair. Which makes this hairstyle perfect for the festival season.

THE FLOWER CROWN

It seems that NorthSide festival was prepared for the Flower Crown trend 🌸

The Flower Crown was to see everywhere and did often go hand in hand with a lot of glitter as you can see on the pictures. And best of all – to style your hair with a floral headband is perfect for all hairstyles, whether you have curly or straight, long or short hair.

ACCESSORIZING WITH A HAT

Hats can really spice up an outfit. Try accessorising with a cowboy hat like this young man 🤠

Don’t you think this hat makes the final touch for this couple to capture the perfect festival street style? Furthermore, wearing a hat protects not only your hair but also your face from the burning hot sun. Wearing the traditional sunhat did actually look like a trend on this year’s NorthSide Festival. Look at this young woman looking just fabulous with her cowboy sunhat.

At NATURIGIN we love the combination of the sunhat and her natural blonde waves.

THE COLOURFUL LOOK

Music festivals are the perfect time to experiment with new hairstyles. This is the time to go a little crazy and try something new. Forget about being a boring blonde with the ‘I forgot to colour my hair’-look and try a colourful alternative instead like this brave girl. Look at this colour combination – isn’t it amazing? 💙

VOLUMIZED TEXTURE

In general, we saw a trend of embracing the natural texture of the hair. Look how these girls have styled their hair all natural with bohemian, textured waves, volumizing curls or a fine straight texture.

This makes it so easy to just concentrate on having fun while you’re enjoying the music – and perhaps a drink or two? 🍹 By choosing a hairstyle based on the natural texture of your hair you don’t have to worry about the maintenance of a classy hairstyle which leaves time to actually enjoy the festivity and the feeling of summer. At least we met this lady with the most beautiful natural curls.

To complete her festival look she has spiced her natural curls up with a colourful summer dress – this really makes the final touch! Look how this stunning lady is glowing 🤩

When this is said – remember to enjoy the following events of this summer! We wish you all a great festival season and may your hair shine as much as the summer sun ☀️

// The NATURIGIN team

Tips for a Sustainable Festival

Festival season is upon us. For many people this season means listening to your favourite artist playing live, hanging out with your best friends and in general having the time of your life. Nethertheless it is still important to be sustainable, lucky for you festival and sustainability goes perfectly hand-in-hand. This blog post will give you some great tips and tricks for how to be eco-friendly while you are having fun in the sun, as well as getting ready for festival in a more natural way.

Tip #1: Reuse your plastic cup on festivals

Surely you have heard about how much plastic is breaking down in the ocean and is destroying animal life? The easiest way to avoid it from happening is to be extremely aware of how much plastic you are using.

If you are at a festival where the only way to get drinks or mocktails is to buy them in plastic cups, then think twice and reuse the cups over and over again. A little thought means a lot in the long run, remember that….

Tip #2: Bring your own water bottle (stay hydrated)

It is important to stay hydrated when you attend a festival. At many festivals it is only possible to buy drinks, cocktails and water in plastic bottles. In order to take good care of the environment, we recommend you to bring your own water bottle.

Doing so you take good care of the planet while you take good care of yourself. It is a win win…

Tip #3: Use Nature to create festive hairstyles

Having a hard time figuring out how to get festive for the next festival? Why don’t you use the nature and all its colours to dress up? Go to your local forest or flower field and collect just enough flowers to make your own flower-crown. Use the NATURIGIN ‘All Day Hairspray’ to make sure the flowers stay in place throughout the entire festival. What is better than organic and natural beauty?

Tip #4: Shop vintage

If you want to dress up for the festive occasion, remember to think twice before buying new clothings. Did you know that to produce just one cotton shirt requires approximately 3000 litres of water? A really good argument to reuse clothes and shop vintage! Another argument is that when you shop vintage products you thereby avoid the possibility to show up with the same outfit as someone else.

Tip #5: Clean up after yourself

After all, the important thing is definitely to remember to clean up after yourself if you don’t want to be causing any unnecessary stress to the environment. Make sure to pick up all your rubbish and throw it in the bin so that it can be recycled.

Tip #6: Use bicycles or public transport

When attending to a festival make sure to take some sustainably decisions when choosing how to get there. Grab your bike if the festival is near you. Or take the local bus with your friends to reduce CO2 emissions.

Curious for more festival tips? Read our blog post on how to style hair for festivals: https://www.naturigin.com/style-hair-festivals/

Hope you found this blog post helpful, we at NATURIGIN wish you all a wonderful summer and a fun festival season.

Anna // NATURIGIN

Photo: Unsplash, NATURIGIN

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