Great for the mind and the body, a lot of people would say a good fitness routine is the key to health and happiness. However, it can totally wreak havoc on your hair (and we’re not just talking about messing up your wash days!). From the more obvious haircare no-no’s we face in the gym like a super-tight, scalp pulling ponytail, to the smaller unnoticeables like UV damage, we’re here to give you the 101 on workout proofing your hair. # 1. The Ari Effect If you have hair any longer than a short bob, we get it, you need to tie those luscious locks back when you’re working out. However, what we’re about to say might hurt a lot of you (we shed a tear ourselves while writing it), but you have to retire the high pony / top knot in the gym for the sake of your hair! Not only is an updo that’s too tight going to weaken and break your strands, but it’s going to stress out your scalp from the constant pulling and tension on your hair. We recommend leaving the high ponys for a special occasion, and tying your hair back loosely and low when you hit the gym from now on! # 2. Sweat Sweat is great, and low-key the goal when you’re working out. However, letting your hair sit in sweaty grossness for too long is a big no from us. Not only can sweat dry out your hair, clog up your hair follicles and prevent new hair growth, but it can leave your strands prone to breakage… which just isn’t the vibe. Pre-Workout: We recommend using a leave-in conditioner to help build a layer of protection between your hair and your sweat. Post workout: Make sure to gently brush through your hair to help evenly distribute moisture. # 3. Shampoo Breaks Good news, underwashing is in! Sometimes when we work out often, we’re tempted to wash our hair every day to get rid of that gross sweaty smell. However, if you wash your hair every time you work out, you’re probably washing your hair wayyy too often. Skip your next wash day, and let your hair breathe in it’s natural oils! It’s a lot less work for you, AND it’ll help save your hair. # 4. UV Damage Obviously only an issue if you workout outside, but did you know that hair can get burnt too? Faded color, frizziness, dry strands and more… UV damage can be such a b**ch too deal with! We recommend wearing a hat or head covering when working out outside to protect your hair. It seems so obvious, but sometimes those tips are the best kind!
THE BEST BEAUTY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST
'Tis the season to spoil all the special people in your life. Why not treat your friends and family with the gift of healthy, shiny locks? Believe it or not, hair care gifts can be the ideal present for more people than you think for the 2022 holiday season.
Does your mom complain about dry ends and lack lustre locks? It's time for a hair mask. Does that cousin you only see on holidays have a big trip planned? The Cosmocap refillable bag will do the trick. No matter who is on your list — or what their hair type may be — our Christmas goodies will have your loved ones completely covered when it comes to filling holes in their haircare and beauty routines — or granting them an entirely new one this season.
The easy go-to for everyone on your list
Who doesn’t want shiny, healthy hair? Even grandpa could use a little mane love… Our Cosmocaps are a lightweight keratin treatment made for EVERY hair type and transforms dry, damaged hair into shiny, healthy hair that everyone on your Christmas list deserves — Making you the stand-out favourite this year.
Be sure to add to your Christmas wish list as well — We can’t have you missing out on glorious New Years locks!
* Christmas shopping tip: Need a Secret Santa gift under $30? Cosmocap has you covered. Perfect for haircare product lovers and novices alike, The Cosmocap is a thoughtful and useful beauty gift or stocking filler that is appreciated by all.
For the self-care queen
What is better than gifting the excuse to take 10 minutes of ‘me time’? Clinically proven to boost hair shine, manageability and improve hair's long-term health, the Green Coco Hair Mask turns lifeless hair into luscious locks that will leave everyone green with envy! Can you think of a better gift? We can’t!
* Christmas shopping tip: Pair with The Cosmo Candle for the ultimate self care gift. Nothing melts stress away like putting a good hair mask in, lighting a candle and letting your beauty moment rejuvenate you— You know they deserve it.
For the one who has everything
Hark the herald, the angels are singing about the heavenly smell of our Cosmocaps combined with the relaxation of lighting a soy wax candle. Everyone could use another candle and with top scents of bergamot & fig, middle notes of cardamom & iris and a pleasant, lingering base of amber & musk you can be sure it’ll be a gift they use and appreciate.
* Christmas shopping tip: Give your gift some extra oomph by pairing with The Cosmocap Capsules for a match made in heaven! The lucky receiver can also use the empty candle as a makeup brush holder as a sustainable bonus - making your gift go further.
For the one on the go
Have a jet-setter on your list? Give them healthy, hydrated locks they will be proud to feature in their holiday selfies! After all, no holiday maker isn’t taking a good snap of their travels and you can bet they’ll be extra thankful that you helped them ensure that dry, frizzy hair is well and truly at bay. The Cosmocap Refill Bag is a lightweight & travel friendly keratin treatment that also doubles as a heat protectant (UV) and is easy to use on the go.
* Christmas shopping tip: Know a Cosmocap convert? The Cosmocap Refill Bag is always a useful and much appreciated gift for The Cosmocap lover to keep their hair healthy and you as their *mane* BFF.
Get ready to sleigh the 2022 holiday party circuit. It’s that special time of year again when the work calendar has started to slow down and the social calendar seems to be busier than it has been all year. With our wardrobes taking a festive shift & our beauty appointments all booked in, it's time to be inspired by some holiday hairstyle looks so you can shine bright this festive season! Bauble Braids Bauble braids aka bubble braids are an effortless statement for the party season! This look is all about shine so make sure to run Cosmocap through your strands before pulling your hair back into a slick bun, securing each section with a small, clear hair tie. Leave out a few stands at each section to wrap and cover the tie and finish with Cosmocap to ensure there are no fly aways. Clips Are The Star Are you ready to sparkle? The star of the holidays is a good clip! Put your best glam forward and work into any hair-down look by scattering the clips across your locks. The Party Ponytail Ponytails can work for a party too! Follow JLo & Lizzo’s lead and add a hydrated curl to a high, bouncy pony this Christmas. Hot tip: Use our dynamic duo — The Cosmocap & Hi Volume Hair Brush — To achieve shiny, lushious locks with big volume. The Wet Look High-shine hair is not only for the runways and red carpets. Follow Haily Beiber & Zendaya Coleman's lead and go for glossy (not greasy), paired with a glowing complexion. Use Cosmocap to give your hair the high gloss it needs to achieve this hairstyle — And hydrate your hair while you’re at it. Hello hair friendly holiday look! Wrapped With A Bow What’s more festive than a bow? Easy on the hair and on the eye, wrap your hair up in a cute statement bow by simply styling your hair-down look, pulling a few strands either side & securing with your Christmas bow.