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Alright, let’s take a trip.
You’re on your way to the hair salon, ALONE, and no kids in tow. You arrive, early, of course, I mean hello no kids remember! You lean back into a sink full of warm water flowing all over your scalp. You rise feeling clean and fresh. You head over to the chair and begin to laugh chat and hang with your hair dresser. Catching up on the latest shows, celebrity gossip, and reality TV. Before you know it, you’re spun around forward and facing a brand new dew feeling completely amazing!
Now you are awake. How amazing did that feel!? Now if you’re a mama, this day trip to the salon seems like a far fetched dream, but what if you could have the same type of feeling on in your own home or safe space?

Before I had Tate, dying my hair was just the thing to do. I loved changing my color every other month, coming up with a new style and just going with the flow of my emotions. But after Tate was born, things are a little different, not only physically with my hair, which we’ll get to a bit later, but also like with everything else in motherhood. 
I am in the process of writing a “how to make the most out of nap time” series, but coloring/doing my hair done at home is at the very top of my list. All of us mamas know just how hard it is to find and confirm a sitter, so we’re not wasting it when we get the chance. That’s why the new Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color + Moisture line from CVS is my favorite! It leaves your hair feeling nourished and moisturized giving you that fresh salon feeling right from home! Plus, being a curly ethnic girl it’s sometimes hard to find the right at-home products. But the Keratin Color + Moisture was specifically designed for women of color. The shades work on dark hair and complement all hair textures and skin tones. These professional quality formulas are salon tested & approved too.

As I said earlier, the physical structure of my hair changed after pregnancy and breast feeding. Once I stopped breast feeding Tate, my hormones must have hit a major drop because the texture of my hair changed immensely. It went from smooth and hydrated to dry and brittle. Here’s a tip mamas, do all you can to retain your moisture and be absolutely so very sensitive with your brand new luscious locks. Keratin Color + Moisture provides deep nourishment, a moisturizing conditioner, vibrant color results & damage hair protection. And for a mama like me who changes the color of her hair with the seasons, this added protection is a must have! The Keratin Color + Moisture is intense caring color that is formulated to help protect your hair from damage. The enhanced K-Bond Plex repairs inner hair structure and coats the hair surface after the colorations process for strong and healthy- looking hair. Aka, a complete mama makeover win!

Here are 3 simple tips for making the most out of nap time with dying your hair at home.

1. Plan.  Before you even put baby down for a nap, have a plan in place in your mind for what you are going to do once the baby is asleep.  Like, I will turn on Jane the Virgin, set up in front of the tv, grab the packaging from under the sink.   

2. Prepare. The second part of this process is to make sure it’s all set up and ready to go.  From gloves unwrapped, bottle out of packaging, even down to having your mirror and phone ready for the next step.  Remember, you planned for these steps, so now it’s just set up time.  You do not want to be wasting precious time fumbling around with the set up

3. Execute. Now it’s time! Don’t forget to step back and take a picture, mama!  You did it, your hair color is fabulous and now you can sit back and bask in how wonderfully you pulled off that task during nap time.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know my most recent hair color was jet black.  This time around, I went for a fun bun coloring, while leaving the darker hair up front. Y’all know how us mamas love a good #mombun, so I decided to spice it up a little.  As a mama, one of my absolute favorite self-care activities is the glamour days. Whether that’s hair or nails, I LOVE getting pampered! With my litte guy, it’s so much harder to get this done simultaneously throughout the regularly scheduled programs of our day. But since it is one of my favorites, it’s not something I skip out on. When I know it’s a hair or nails type of day, I pull out all the stops and make sure I get exactly what I need. And Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color + Moisture helped me get the job done just right! 

Take care of you too, mama.

Aysia B.