What takes a beauty practice from routine to ritual is pretty personal – but when it comes to hair, it seems quite a lot of us have one. Maybe it's just because a certain hair-wash routine works wonders on your hair, or it reminds you of someone or something special. Maybe it's because women have put such love and care into their hair-care routines for centuries that it seems like a ritual anyway. Don't have one? Don't feel left out – to inspire you to transform your hair routine into something deeper (or embrace the one you may already have), Georgina, Urvasha and a few others describe what makes their hair-care routine a ritual they love.
“When I was little I refused to brush my hair, so it was always tangled (it was really long). My mom soon learned the only way to make me look presentable was to turn it into a special ritual for just the two of us. She would wash my hair and then spend time untangling it by combing through conditioner. We would spend ages in the bathroom chatting while she combed. I take better care of my hair now, but I still keep a comb in the shower, just so I can recreate that feeling.”
Channel Georgina’s hair-care ritual
Georgina’s mom had the right idea with the comb – when hair is wet, brushing can damage. Using a wide-tooth comb to untangle in the shower is one of our favorite hair tips. A beautifully fragranced conditioner such as Nourishing Rituals Coconut & Hydration Conditioner will add to that indulgent feeling (as well as being super-nourishing, of course).