The gift of time
The holidays can be expensive,
especially when it comes to giving
gifts. If you’re trying to spend less
on presents this year, giving the gift
of time can be a solution. Shovelling
snow for a neighbour, volunteering
at a soup kitchen, spending an
entire day with family or running
errands for someone who has a hard
time getting around. These are all
gifts that cost you nothing and are
treasured by those you give them
to. Plus, research shows giving your
time reduces stress and depression
and improves self-esteem.
Tame winter frizz
Fighting frizz may be one of the lesser challenges of Alberta’s dry, frigid
winters. It’s still good to know how to conquer the problem. Here are four
simple ways to keep your locks lustrous this winter:
• It’s cold out, so that extra-hot shower or a few extra minutes under the
blow-dryer sound tempting, but they’ll dry out your cuticles and lead to
frizz and breakage. Try warm showers and your blow dryer’s cool setting
to keep hair under control.
• Try running a dryer sheet over your hair to eliminate static.
• Moisture is as important to your hair as it is to your skin. Use moisturizing
shampoo, conditioner and styling products to keep frizz
• Many stylists also recommend avoiding brushing or combing your hair
after it’s dry to keep fly-away manes at bay.