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I recently read a blog post written by my friend Mal where she outlined her Seven Tips to Survive Postpartum Recovery. Number Two (and my favorite) on her list was to “Take a shower every day. No Excuses.” I know, I know, basic hygiene is always important … but one of the things that is starting to terrify me the most when I stop and think about Michaela’s estimated arrival time (T-MINUS 4 WEEKS, PEOPLE!) is how in the heck I’m going to “do it all” once she’s here. Changing out of yoga pants and having great hair everyday might be a struggle at first … but I’m most worried about the basic everyday “things” that currently take up my day like working from home, making sure that Brutus gets a walk in, that the laundry gets done, and that I somehow manage to throw together something decent and palatable on clean plates each night … ya know what I’m saying?!
When so much of a new mom’s day-to-day is dedicated to feeding/clothing/keeping warm/keeping dry/keeping alive a newborn, I can already understand how easy it might be to lose yourself in the shuffle. After reading Mal’s post, I’ve decided that my one and only personal goal in the days and weeks after Michaela’s birth is to take a shower every day and to take a few minutes out of the 1,440 minutes in a day to pull myself together without feeling guilty. That might sound a little vain to some … but to me, it’s important to do what I can to feel my best because I think at the end of the day, feeling good about myself will make me a better wife and mamma, too.
I recently picked up a couple of new hair tools at Walmart that are going to continue to be invaluable to me after Michaela’s birth for the reason listed, and with holiday shopping officially in full swing (Happy Black Friday, y’all!) I thought today would be the perfect day to share my love for these two items in case you’ve been racking your brain trying to come up with the perfect gift for yourself or the new mom or BFF in your life :)
The Infinity Pro by Conair® 3Q Brushless Motor Dryer is A-Mazing! My hair has usually been left pretty knotty in the past after using other hair dryers, but since I’ve been using the 3Q, I’ve found that my hair dries without being dried out. The 3Q has the equivalent of a 2000 watt professional dryer, ionic technology that provides up to 75% less frizz, and titanium ceramic technology and infrared heat that gently dries hair without torching it … which is super important to me #1. because my hair is currently short and #2. Because I #HeartMyHair and don’t want to be walking around looking like I accidentally put my finger into an electrical socket ;)
The Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret uses tourmaline-ceramic technology to help reduce the amount of frizz in your hair, and it gently draws your hair into the chamber leaving you with a headful of soft curls in minutes. This innovative tool is like nothing that I have ever used before to create those natural “messy hair don’t hair” curls (AKA “beach curls”), and I’m relieved that I’ll never find myself getting frustrated with my flat iron, curling iron, or curling wand ever again while trying to obtain this look that I love.