If lockdown life has been a bit of a strain on your mother-daughter relationship lately, and your usual recreational activities are off the table, then a bit of self-care with a home hair care pamper day is a great idea for some one-on-one bonding.

Here is some fun pamper day ideas that you and your daughter (or daughters) can do which hopefully won’t have you tearing your hair out!

Apply a hair mask

Applying a hair mask to your hair is a great idea to do every now and then anyway, so if you’ve never tried one before then now’s your chance! The advantage of a hair mask is that it leaves your hair intensely nourished and instantly shinier. Just apply to your hair after you shampoo, condition and towel dry. Try The Body Shop’s Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask ($25) which smells divine! To allow the mask to fully soak in, wrap your head in a super absorbent towel such as a Turbie Twist ($12). These towel wraps are designed to stay on your head, so you can say goodbye to balancing a bulky bath towel. Plus, they come in a variety of seriously cute colours and patterns.

Make your own hair treatment

For something fun, you could also try creating your own home remedy hair mask together. Liven up limp locks by combining one teaspoon apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons olive oil and three egg whites. Rub the mix into your hair. Keep your hair covered for about a half hour using a Turbie Twist, then shampoo and rinse. If it works then it’ll go on to be your ‘family home remedy secret’ and if it’s a dud, then you’ll both have a good laugh! Don’t forget to take a few pics to mark the occasion.

Have fun with different styles

If both you and your daughter usually stick to the same hairstyle, then change it up with something different. Beachy waves are in, and a great curling device, such as the cordless option from Wylera, $169, can work wonders. If you want to treat yourself, then applying a gorgeous smelling mousse first such as R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse, $39, will help hold the waves for longer. Or for a fun “messy” beach look, forget the curler and just spray Bondi Boost Sea Salt Texture Spray, $29.95, through your hair for a bit of a crazy do!

Learn to do a French braid

Learning to do a proper French braid for your daughter is something every mum should at least have a go at. Plus, you may also master it for yourself in the process! Nowadays there are so many beautiful variations on a French braid that look simply stunning. Check out a video tutorial from a site such as www.luxyhair.com for inspiration.

Experiment with pretty hair accessories

Stunning bows, ribbons and hair clips can really take any hairdo to the next level. Visit www.colettehayman.com.au/collections/hair-accessories which has an inexpensive and beautiful selection of accessories you can play around with such as crystal and pearl hair clips, hair slides, head bands and adorable coloured and fluffy scrunchies!

Have fun!

Do you have any other fun activities to add to a pamper day with your kids? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Cute thing to do. There was no Iso boredom here. I dont understand people that get bored….I never get bored… life is way too short for that


  • Good ideas to try – my daughters a bit too old for this though. Thanks for sharing as I’m sure mny will love this.


  • Such a great idea. We have been doing nail painting and hairdresser


  • What a gorgeous idea. My daughter would love this.


  • Can’t go past sone nail painting too!


  • These are great ideas to try with your daughters.


  • We tried lots of hair styles on my girls hair.


  • No boredom here; it has been an opportunity to explore new hobbies and activities.


  • My daughter would love this! Me not so much. I want to try so many hair styles on her but alas, her hair is so fine (like mine) that she is pretty much limited to a ponytail


  • I love the Body Shop hair products. A pamper day is a great idea.

    • The Body Shop does indeed have some scrumptious smelling products.


  • A great idea, perfect for bonding.


  • I have been doing at home hair masks they are economical and so nourishing


  • I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to do this


  • My daughter will love this.


  • I should pamper myself


  • We do nails


  • We do this quite often, great time spent together


  • My daughter loves these type of things, however I find it very hard to find the time myself


  • Can’t wait to do more of these things with my girls


  • AwWww this is so cute!
    My bub is only one but would definitely love to have pamper sessions with her when she’s older.
    I have a stash of beauty masks in my beauty fridge but I’ve also seen recipes for DIY ones with avocado which we may try.


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