The summer in Provence is hot, hot, hot…. dry, dry, dry.
In the summer I am very happy to stay close to home, I want to enjoy the garden, the views and most of all I want to swim. Swimming is something that I have grown to love even though I am an Australian
That should mean a passport to excellence in all water sports but the powers that be forgot mine.
My family all swim like fish… maybe even better than fish… so I think that I amuse them as I struggle to complete my lengths.
I don’t mind the slow crawl because I feel the benefits that much more every day. My flexibility, aerobic strength and general posture… all seem better.
Swimming makes you sleep so well with that can’t-keep-my-eyes-open-any-longer kind of sleep.
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There are downsides… beauty ones to a long hot summer.
My hair becomes terribly dry, even with a cap… and my skin… needs extra super duper nourishing.
My hairdresser recommends Moroccan oil or Argan oil, it is extracted from the Argan trees in Morocco, as a regular treatment to improve the texture and give a sleeker finish with or without a blow dry.
It really works and my hair is so much more manageable when I use it.
Just a small amount blended through, especially on the ends, is enough.
A few drops every day on freshly washed my hair… later in the season I use it only once or twice a week as a conditioning treatment.
When I have the time I will apply the Argan oil and then put a hot towel on my head, covering my hair and allowing the oil to really penetrate.
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Summer Beauty Routine
and the vintage style caps… that’s what i will be wearing every evening as i crawl up and down the pool