Do You Want The “Salon Fresh” Effect From Your Home Shampoo and Conditioner?

Going to the hairdresser is a monthly treat for many men and women. It’s the best opportunity to put aside any work commitments and home duties for a while. The feeling of being cared for and pampered while you relax in a comfy chair away from the hustle and bustle of life is something to look forward to.

Going to the hairdresser is a monthly treat
Going to the hairdresser is a monthly treat

As well as catching up on the latest gossip, chatting about homelife and holidays, it’s a place of real calm where time stops and you’re the centre of attention for a while. Having a new haircut, restyle, colour, trim, shave or simply a wash and blow-dry, there are lots of choices.

Afterwards, when the mirror shows your new cut and colour from the front, side and back, you feel a million dollars, having split ends cut away or new layers, the small to the big changes have a huge positive effect on your mindset and wellbeing.

There’s the smell of the luxury shampoo and conditioner, the prolonged head massage, the cup of tea or coffee, the whole experience is second to none.

But it isn’t always possible to find time to do this every time you wash your hair and that’s where the Arbonne range of True Hair products exceeds all expectations. You can choose from the replenishing mask, daily shampoo, daily conditioner and the leave-in treatment, or use a combination of all four amazing products. You have the freedom to choose when and where you wash your hair without booking an appointment. At home, at the gym, at a friend’s house, there’s no restriction and Arbonne’s products can be used every day.

I’m an Arbonne Independent Consultant of several years and I am able to answer any questions about using these products. I can also help recommend which one would be best for you or for a friend if you’re planning a surprise gift.

True Hair Replenishing Mask

At last, an intense replenishing mask to transform dull, lifeless hair with a burst of nourishing deep hydration. This mask contains boosting botanicals including pea protein, sustainably sourced baobab and ashwagandha root. You’ll feel the difference in your hair health and love the shine from root to tip.

True Hair Daily Shampoo

Try this luxurious low lather gluten-free shampoo to remove build-up from your hair without stripping away essential moisturiser. You’ll find your hair softer, smoother, more luminous, silky and healthy. Using Arbonne’s natural ingredients your hair becomes stronger with less breakage. It’s also suitable for daily use on all hair types, including colour treated.

True Hair Daily Conditioner

This lightweight, nutrient rich formula is designed to rinse clean, detangle and leave your hair manageable and silky smooth. Using sustainably sourced baobab to help replenish critical moisture and repair damage. It’s gentle enough to use every day on all hair types. With a light matcha green tea scent the True Hair Daily Conditioner is the perfect partner to the True Hair Daily Shampoo.

True Hair Daily Leave-In Treatment

For the ultimate aftercare for your hair, try the True Hair Daily Leave-In Treatment. Used in conjunction with the mask, shampoo, conditioner or on its own, you can lock in healthy looking shiny hair between washes (or salon visits). Anti-frizz and Arbonne’s restorative treatment help to protect your hair throughout the day.

Arbonne’s 40 years of experience in the health, skincare and nutrition industry backed by solid scientific research and a dedication to cruelty-free products makes the best use of natural ingredients from sustainable sources. The products are good for you and good for the environment too.

To find out more, please give me a call on 07756 772950. I can arrange for your Arbonne order to arrive at a home or work address, or to be posted to a destination of your choice. I am proud to be an ambassador for Arbonne and can answer any questions you may have.

While We’re In Lockdown, Do You Need Professional Hair Care At Home?

We’ve been in lockdown for a few weeks now and I’m seeing posts on my Facebook newsfeed with friends talking about how they miss going to the hairdresser. Lots of people want to get their roots done. Others just want a trim. With social distancing, if you want to get a cut and blow dry, or try out a new style, the chances are you’ll need to do it at home.

Look after your hair during LockDown
Look after your hair during LockDown

But, before you reach for the kitchen scissors, I’d just like to say it’s easier than you might think to care for your hair and keep it in the best condition ready for cutting and restyling. With your hair in tip-top condition, it will be easier to take hold of sections to cut, the cuts will be smoother, and you’ll reduce splitting and damage.

The secret starts with your hair washing regime, using a quality shampoo and revitalising conditioner to add hydration and shine to your locks. There’s no excuse not to cleanse, moisturise and protect your hair, especially if you use heated curlers or hair straighteners. Less is more when it comes to using products on your hair. A coin sized amount of shampoo and conditioner is plenty for short to shoulder length hair.

If you’re keen to trim your mane yourself, make sure you have great lighting and a mirror to see the results. Cutting slightly damp hair will give you a straighter line, but don’t forget your hair will bounce back slightly shorter when dry. Small and frequent cuts are more forgiving if you make a mistake. You can always take more off if you wish but if you chop too much it could take a few weeks or months to regrow.

I can thoroughly recommend the Arbonne True Hair range of daily shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment to help keep your hair looking silky smooth and manageable during the lockdown. Arbonne’s hair care products are certified vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free.

On the technical side, all of Arbonne’s hair products are paraben free, silicon free and sulphate free and have been developed using the latest research in scientific and ingredient technology. These truly are world-class products, protecting your hair from damage, using botanicals and cutting-edge science. From root to tip, you can nourish your hair with essential moisture, giving your hair that luminous, healthy shine.

While we’re in lockdown it’s important to get up, dress up and show up, especially as we’re engaging more and more in online get togethers. Even if your virtual meeting is with friends and family, they’ll want to know you’re taking care of yourself. With high quality webcams and phone cameras it’s easy to spot anyone who’s looking under the weather.

For business meetings, being smartly groomed with washed and brushed hair, a dash of make-up, jewellery and accessories is the key to creating that vital first impression. Just like in-person meetings, the effort you make when on camera pays off in real business results. If you’re feeling good about yourself everything else just falls into place.

To find out more, please give me a call on 07756 772950. I can arrange for your Arbonne True Hair order to arrive at a home or work address, or to be posted to a destination of your choice.

Give Yourself A Confidence Boost With Clear And Healthy Skin

How many party invitations have you turned down because you weren’t happy with the way you looked? Have you ever hidden your face away from the camera or asked friends to remove photos of you from Facebook or Instagram?

It happens more often than you might think. Everywhere we look, especially online, many people paint a perfect picture of reality. They might add filters or change the lighting, doing anything and everything to make the photo look acceptable in their eyes. In extreme cases you might not recognise someone in real life from the persona they have created and cultivated online.

Clear Range - no more hiding your face
Clear Range – no more hiding your face

In behind the scenes, there’s often a deep-rooted desire to be accepted. There’s a widely believed perception that if you have the perfect face, perfect skin, it will somehow change things. But, in reality, it all comes down to how you feel about yourself and that’s something you do have control over.

Gaining confidence over your appearance is something everyone can achieve. It starts from within, taking care of yourself and being mindful of your health and nutrition. It doesn’t mean ditching all the takeaways and fast food, but instead making informed choices and having a variety of food each day.

The results will show in your skin and it’s always good to have a glow from making healthy choices. Instead of dry skin, blocked pores, breakouts, discolouration and a washed-out feeling, choosing products from the Clear Future Collection will help restore a healthy balance to your skin. You’ll have the confidence to stand tall and pose for photos without worrying about how you look.

As an Arbonne Independent Consultant I really enjoy helping people develop confidence in themselves. It’s a breakthrough when someone contacts me to say they feel better about themselves simply by making small changes to their lifestyle and appearance.

Having “bad skin” isn’t an unsolvable problem. It can take time and perseverance, but with five high performance natural solutions in the Clear Future Collection, it’s possible to have super smooth skin that’s clear and glowing. These highly recommended products are powered by acne-fighting salicylic acid and botanicals to help calm and soothe your skin.

According to Arbonne’s research, after 3 days 76% of participants noticed a visible improvement in skin redness. After 1 week, 79% of participants noticed a reduction in acne blemishes and after just 4 weeks 91% of participants reported that they would recommend Clear Future to their friends and family.

If you would like to know more about the five skin-healing, confidence boosting products, please contact me to chat about how these can fit into your lifestyle and make a big difference to how you see yourself.

I can show you results from using the Deep Pore Acne Cleanser, Corrective Acne Treatment Pads, Mattifying Acne Treatment Lotion, Intensive Acne Spot Treatment and Soothing Overnight Mask and how they can help you too. Please give me a call on 07756 772950 and I’ll help you gain the confidence to stand at the front of your next group photo.

What Habits Do You Need To Change Today?

Over the last few months I’ve been writing about habits, how to create good habits and how consistently practising good habits will help you run your business more efficiently and effectively.

It’s all very well creating new habits, but what about the bad habits? Are there things you need to change?

When I chat with clients, one of the recurring themes is time management, how to make more time, how to save time, how to get more done in less time, and so on. The end result always comes back to the choices they make and the actions they take, which are largely dictated by the habits each person has formed during their lifetime.

Take the dog for a walk - best habit
Take the dog for a walk – best habit as fresh air, exercise and companionship

Setting an Alarm

For example, setting an alarm clock to wake you each morning is a habit many of us do. This habit makes sure you’re awake on time and can start your day. It’s perhaps something you learned in childhood which made sure you were on time for school. As an adult, continuing this habit, either with your alarm clock or setting an alarm on your phone, makes sure you’re on time for work, for networking, for meetings and other appointments.

Coffee and Emails

Another example is the habit of having a coffee and checking emails as soon as you arrive in the office. This habit can take ten minutes, or most of the morning, depending on your workload. It can be a good habit to divide emails into categories of importance and priority. If you struggle with this, I can recommend my Time Intensity Grid to help with prioritising your messages and putting systems in place to respond quickly to new tasks.

Fifteen Minute Slots

If you find you’re chasing around with low intensity messages and tasks, it’s worth analysing your time over the course of a day. Simply break your day down into fifteen-minute slots and make a brief note about what’s happened in each slot on a piece of paper or in a spreadsheet.

This makes it easy to identify bottlenecks and deadtime. If you continue this analysis over the course of a week or a month you can spot patterns and behaviours in yourself and your staff. This gives you the ammunition you need to make changes and create new habits.

Create a New Habit

Something I’ve just put into place is to have my food shopping delivered. It’s not something I’ve done before, but it’s saved me the time (and fuel) not driving to and from the supermarket. It’s saved time not hunting for the ingredients I don’t normally buy. Shopping online has saved time not queueing at the checkout. And, it’s also saved me time unloading the car as the shopping is brought to my front door.

Adding this up, this change in habit has probably saved me at least two hours a week.

That’s two extra hours I can spend with my family and friends.

The time has always existed, it’s not new hours in the day. There’s no magic trick. I don’t have a time machine either. The difference is how I’m choosing to use those hours. I can choose whether I spend the extra hours working, or whether I assign the time to house chores, or spend it with my family.

Making small changes to my daily habits is how I’m saving time and making more time for the things I want to do. I can show you how to do this too.

If you’d like to find out more simply book a 15-minute exploration call with me and I’ll help you find the time to create great habits at work and at home.