Party Season is in full swing, and here at HQhair, we’re planning ahead with some hangover cures just in time for our Christmas Party! We will be back in the office at 9am after our big celebration, (and we do have rather a lot to celebrate this year) so here are some tried and tested hangover cures to make sure we’re not slumped at our desk wishing we hadn’t said yes to those rounds of shots and that we hadn’t managed to completely lose count of those Long Island Iced Tea’s…
Greasy Foods To Prep For A Big Night
Our first top tip – get a greasy meal down you before you start drinking! The fat will help to line your stomach, slowing down the rate of alcohol absorption, which means you are slightly less likely to wake up the following morning with the worst headache you have ever experienced. Apparently, milk has the same effect too! All in all, that’s a worthy excuse for pizza…
Water To Cure A Headache!
Tip number 2, make sure you drink plenty of water before you go out, throughout the night, and before you stumble into bed. When you drink alcohol, your body can expel up to four times as much water causing that dreaded dry mouth and headache in the morning. So be sure to down a few pints of water in between the shots!
Sugars To Stop The Shakes.
We’ve all been there, you’ve got the hangover trembles. You’ve had water, sleep, and you ate the pizza before you went out, but somehow you still can’t seem to hold your hand steady. Get some sugary foods into your body! A glass of fruit juice will help to give you a kick of energy, replace some of those essential minerals you lost, and shake off those shakes!
I Been Drinkin, Watermelon
If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us! Did you know that Watermelon is 92% water, and contains essential hydration salts, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, meaning that it can actually hydrate you faster than water can! Take Bey’s advice and stock up on the Watermelon!
Take Off Your Makeup!
There is nothing worse than waking up with a hangover and still having last nights makeup on. Assuming you’re not too drunk to do so, take off all your makeup and moisturise before you go to bed. I know, it’s the last thing you want to do, but you will feel so much better for it in the morning when you don’t have dry lipstick smeared across your face and your eyelashes are on your dressing table rather than your forehead.
The Clearer The Drink, The Clearer the Mind!
Depending on what your go-to drink is, this could either make you very happy, or pretty upset. Rumor has it that the clearer and lighter your drink is, the lighter your hangover will be the next day. A study showed that whiskey drinkers felt much worse the next day than Vodka drinkers did, so we’ll be sticking to the Vodka Lime & Soda’s for our big night!
As for Tequila… it might make us happy, but we’re not too sure about the next day.
Don’t Do The Post-Moretom!!
Nobody wants to hear about how they were ‘So drunk!!‘ and fell over. Or how they told so and so what they really thought of them. Or how they absolutely decked it on the dancefloor. Just don’t do it, and pray that no one does it to you. If they do, all you can do is shrug in acceptance like Zooey and hope that you will be a tad more graceful next time.
And The Most Important Tip…
Make sure you make it worth it!
What are your go-to hangover cures?