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Conquer Grief One Step at a Time

Grief is a process that can be both exhausting and emotional. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a job, a relationship, or all that is going wrong with our planet today.  You deserve to know what to do to overcome your sadness and pain.

It’s important to note that grief is not something to be taken lightly. It can have many concenseques with hair loss, being one of them. It’s important to take time for yourself and care for your mental health before getting back out into the world. So how do you cope with grief? Here are some tips to point you in the right direction.


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Give Yourself Permission to Grieve

The first step to dealing with grief is just being aware that it’s important to take care of yourself. You’re not obligated to get back to your life right away, and you need time just for yourself.

Moreover, be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself the time and space you need to move through your grief. Grieving isn’t something you can rush through; it takes time and patience.

Recognize That Recovery Is a Process

Secondly, acknowledge that this process will take time. You won’t get over your grief overnight, and it’s OK if you don’t know how to handle the situation right now. What’s important is that you set some boundaries and take time to heal.


Take Care of Yourself and Your Mental Health

If you are grieving don’t neglect your mental health during the process of grief. Grief is an emotional process, and it’s important to care for your mental health in addition to caring for your physical well-being.

Take time to do things that make you happy such as spending time with friends or taking part in activities you enjoy. Don’t forget to pamper yourself. So if that means doing something like repairing your hair to make it feel soft and sumptuous, go for it.

Keeping up your personal appearance will do wonders for your well-being. Take care of yourself; you’ll be glad you did.

Spend Time Outside

One of the worst things you can do when grieving is to shut yourself inside your home and cut off connections to friends and nature. It’s certainly OK to be alone so you can grieve. But it’s important that you don’t let it control your life. Plus, the outdoors can do wonders for your mood.

Have a Hair Spa Moment at Home

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A hair spa at home will not only provide extra love and care to your hair and scalp – but also soothes your soul. Throw in fresh flower petals in the bath, preferably ones with a perfume that will infuse the room with a delicate aroma, while enjoying some peaceful Spa music. The warm bath water will be wetting your hair thoroughly in preparation for its Spa moment.

We all know that part or full hair loss can be caused by emotional grief. We also know how well we feel when our hair is nurtured, feeling clean, fresh, soft, and looking lustrous. There is a reason  behind  those famous words “A good hair day is everything ”

The elegant Iles Formula Spa Pack contains all one needs for nourished and strengthened hair from the first use. If you are feeling low, and your hair is letting you down, this is a very easy pick you up. Nothing in these formulas will weigh hair down. They are for ALL hair types and certainly one could make this private spa moment, a weekly occasion if necessary for your well-being.


Iles Formula Spa Pack

After you have set the tone, it’s time to prepare your hair and apply your hair Spa treatment.

We recommend firstly shampooing with Iles Formula Shampoo as it’s sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone-free, so perfect for preparing the hair and scalp to receive our sumptuous white butter Hair Mask.

Apply the Iles Formula Hair Mask generously over all the hair and scalp, and let it sit for around 15 minutes, or longer if you are having a peaceful moment and can afford the time. As an option, you can wrap a warm steamed towel around your head, and secure it with a clip. The steamed towel will allow the mask to penetrate deeper into the hair shaft.

Iles Formula Haute performance hair mask was developed to strengthen and nourish hair. This nourishing butter really does nurture the hair shaft. Macrobola seed oil, tucuma butter are sourced from the Amazon, silk proteins from Japan, nut oils from Australia as well as vitamin E,  panthenol, and B5 are some of the selected raw ingredients that make up the most sumptuous cocktail for hair and scalp, without weighing the hair down. Your hair will feel stronger and visibly look sumptuous and luscious. Our products are free of Paraben, Sulfate, Phthalate, Gluten as well as free of synthetic colors to ensure you the best natural hair spa at home.

Find the Right Support System

Losing someone close to you can be incredibly difficult, and it may feel like there is nobody else in the world who understands your grief. It’s important to find a support system that can help you through this time.

Whether its friends, family, or an online support group, make sure you reach out to somebody who can offer emotional and physical support. Many people find meditation to be good for self-support, so consider taking a class or enrolling in yoga to help you get centered.

Learn to Alleviate Stress

An excellent way to combat grief is to learn how to identify triggers that cause you additional stress. Just knowing what brings sadness, pain, anxiety, and other stressors is the first step towards proper stress management.

Consider keeping a journal of things in your life that stress you out. Maybe it’s a certain type of music or a particular person. When you know what drags you down, you can take steps to actively avoid such pitfalls on your road to recovery.

Article by Guest Writer: Camille Johnson

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