A little ‘me-time’ goes a long way. Wind down with a night routine that’ll leave you feeling relaxed, moisturised, and sparkling new ready for the days ahead. Absorb our nighttime ritual tips below on how to self-care in the most nourishing ways possible.
Just as your mind wanders into the field of dreams every evening (whether you remember them or not), allow your skin and hair to sit in the goodness of our plant-based treatments overnight as you sleep. Treat your tresses to a heap of nourishment with hair masks and smoothing oils for a luxurious addition to your evening routine.
Learn how to use a hair mask and our hair treatment oil, alongside soothing suggestions to help you relax and unwind at night using our unique blend of Conscious Haircare products.
Even those on shift work hours can benefit from our nighttime rituals. After following all our restful tips, just pop on a sleeping mask before it’s time for bed. You’ll thank us when you wake up.
Anyway, let’s unwind.
7 steps to relax and unwind in the evening
Practising a self-care routine in the evening works wonders for your sleep, making this simple act of kindness you give yourself even more worthwhile. Especially considering that 4 in 10 Australian adults are not getting enough good-quality sleep.
Most people need about 8 hours of sleep per night, so to ensure you get your forty winks, we’ve got a bunch of methods to avoid you counting sheep instead.
A divine nighttime ritual made of the ideas outlined below will brighten your spirits and give your hair an absolute glow-up. Do it as often or as little as you like, but we recommend taking a night for yourself at least once a week. Relax and unwind with some or all of the following suggestions for a beautiful night to yourself.
1. Set the mood
To help you wind down, you’ll want to set a calm ambience by dimming lights, lighting a few candles, switching on your oil diffuser, and playing some relaxing tunes. Make yourself a cuppa (we’d recommend Chamoille tea for its soothing properties, but some swear by coffee before bed, so who are we to judge?) and welcome the trance-like state. With the mood set, moving through your self-care routine will become a gentle and effortless affair.
2. Ditch the tech
A night routine should be all about welcoming anything restful and restorative. Cut out distractions from social media and day-to-day life by putting the phone down for a while. You’ll sleep better, too. Why? Because devices like smartphones, computers and TVs emit a lot of blue light, which can disrupt our circadian rhythms - the thing that regulates when we go to sleep.
Ditching the tech while in bed or in your bedroom will allow your mind to more easily associate being in bed with sleep rather than scrolling through Instagram or checking the latest trends on Pinterest.
3. A scalp massage
Lather up with My Soda’s shampoo of gentle, nutritious ingredients and give your scalp a massage with your fingertips, moving in small circles, applying medium pressure to your scalp. The Organic Aloe Vera Juice and Organic Rose Hip Oil will balance and calm your senses while moisturising the scalp.
Once you’ve rinsed your hair, condition it with one of our three plant-based hair conditioners depending on your hair type or opt for a hair mask.
4. Apply a hair mask
The benefits of using a hair mask are always visible - luscious locks, nourished hair that shines - however, the health benefits for hair are also huge. After shampooing, while your hair is still damp, lavish your locks from the mid-lengths to the ends with our Moisture Boost Recovery Hair Mask. Our hair mask is chock-full of delicious ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Olive Oil to nourish and condition intensively without harming your hair's delicate natural balance. It’s got this dreamy, double-whipped texture to add another layer of indulgence to your nighttime self-care routine.
Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and rinse with cold water to lock in the nutrients.
Fun Follicle Fact: hot water opens not only your pores but also your hair follicles. Rinse your hair with cold water to close them back up after your shower or bath.
5. Have a warm bath
Melt into the tub, and say sayonara to the stress of the day. The addition of a decadent nighttime bath to your self-care routine can help draw a line when life, work, and sleep feel like they all roll into one.
Pop on a hair mask, or face mask, pour in some magnesium-rich salts and relax and unwind with a book, or just close your eyes for a while. Mediate in your surroundings and disconnect from the world. Your skin will feel soft and supple after a soak, and your muscles and mind will thank you for days.
6. Indulge in a skincare routine
Whatever your nighttime self-care routine looks like, there’s always room for improvement. Beyond the classic steps like removing make-up, cleansing, exfoliating with a scrub, toning, treatments and skin serums, eye cream and moisturiser. Enhance your nightly skin routine with a self-massage using your fingertips, a jade roller, or gua sha. Or perhaps a special someone else.
7. Finish with some hair oil
Wild, damaged hair calls for our Frizz Tamer Smoothing Oil. It hydrates hair and strengthens your follicles for a smoother and healthier-looking head of hair. Help tame your hair while enriching each strand with the moisturising goodness and protection of Argan Oil, alongside Brazil Nut Oil and Vitamin E to boost hair growth. You’ll wake up feeling oh-so refreshed, moisturised, and balanced, ready for whatever the day has in store.
Pump a small amount onto your hand, rub your hands together, and gently work the oil through your tresses.
Prioritise your wellbeing and treat yourself
Pick a night to delight your senses and level up your hair care routine, experiencing all the good things associated with prioritising wellness before you hop into bed.
Pick one night each week that’s just for you to switch off. Relax and unwind with a self-care routine that prioritises beauty and wellness. Choose My Soda.