New Year, Better Hair
If you're reading this, you made it through 2022! Congratulations! These past couple of years have been very challenging, and congratulations for making it through a year full of ups and downs. What better way to start the New Year than with healthy hair? Spare a few lines in your New Year's resolution for your hair habits. Remember that starting the year right goes a long way, especially if having healthier hair one of your goals for the new year. Here are some easy suggestions to help you create healthier hair habits.
Clean out your beauty cabinet
You might be wondering why I put this one first. I'm sure you have some product that you just need to get rid of. Whether it didn't work that well, you forgot about it, or it's expired, go ahead and just get rid of it. While you're cleaning out your old product take some time to make a note of the products that did work for you as well as the products that you didn't like so much. This is going to come in handy later.
Throw away old products.
Try new products.
Look at what products worked and which ones didn't work.
Write down your goals for hair, or make a new years resolution for hair.
Take some time to think about your hair goals
Take some time to think about your hair goals. What do you want your hair to look like? Are you excited about the texture of your curls? Do you want more volume, or are the waves and curls leaving something to be desired? Are you dealing with any hair issues that can be tackled by you or do you need to see a professional? And most importantly, what products should you use in order to achieve this look? Think about what products you might want to try or add into your haircare rituals.
Figure out how much time and money you can dedicate to caring for your hair. You want to make sure that your haircare rituals fit into your lifestyle and not the other way around. It's much easier to have a routine that fits into that amount of time that you actually have to take care of your hair. If it's not as much time as you'd like you can either simplify your routine or start seeing a hairstylist to make sure that you aren't stressing yourself to maintain your hair.
Set your calendar (and stick with it)
Set a calendar. Set a routine of haircare rituals
While I don’t think it’s necessary to adhere exactly to a strict schedule or set of rules, having something in place will help you stay on track and reach your goals. If you want to commit to a new hair care routine starting on January 1st, then mark it on the calendar! Or if you want to make sure that every other day is shampoo day (to keep your hair from getting too dry), then put that on there too!
Are cleansing and conditioning weekly? Biweekly? How often are you doing treatments? When are you scheduling your trims? These are some great questions to begin to build out your hair care calendar.
Set a budget. What is your beauty budget? What are some things you would like to include? Do you want to include a certain amount to spend on product? Are salon visits a part of your beauty budget? Will you be buying higher priced items?
If money is an issue for you in terms of paying for expensive treatment plans or salon visits, consider setting up an account specifically for your beauty regimen so that once bills are paid each month you can have some extra money available just for those things—and then stick with it. Set up automatic withdrawals from this account each month so that the funds are automatically transferred into savings and never missed from everyday life; then use those funds as needed throughout the year without feeling guilty about spending them.
Make a new years resolution for hair
It's the beginning of a new year, and it's time for some resolutions. It's always good to take stock of yourself and make goals, so why not take this opportunity to look at your hair?
You may have some ideas about what you'd like to change about your hair or what you'd like to see improvement in—and if so, make sure they're realistic and achievable! You can't expect that all of your hair will grow an inch overnight simply because you've made it a goal. Think about where you'd like things to go over the next year and write them down so that when you're feeling discouraged by lackluster growth or feeling hair fatigue, you'll be able do a quick check-in on where things stand with those goals. Taking pictures of your progress is also a great way to remind yourself of just how far you've come.
Understand your Hair
Starting fresh is a great chance for you to become more fluent in your hairs own unique language. It's not enough to just find another youtube influencer with hair that looks like yours. You need to understand your own hair, what it likes, dislikes, and needs. You are your own hair goals.
I do not subscribe to the hair typing system but learning your hairs density, texture(kinky, coily, curly, wavy). type(thin, medium, thick/coarse), porosity, moisture/hydration retention rate, will seriously help you have a much more positive experience with taking care of your hair.
Schedule a trim and release yourself from those dead ends.
Is there a better way to start your new year hair habits than with fresh new hair from a salon appointment? Starting your year with a hair appointment really helps to set the tone for your year. Besides your regular appointments, it's essential to add or begin to add regular appointments during your year. Getting a fresh trim at the top of the year is a great way to let old things go, plus it's always important to get rid of those split ends. If you don't, they'll keep splitting up your hair shaft and cause more breakage. You'll be surprised how much healthier your hair looks after a fresh trim. Typically, you'll want to schedule your trims quarterly and with a professional. Be sure you are confident and comfortable with your stylist as well. It should be a working partnership.
Detox and deep clean your scalp and hair with a detoxifying or clarifying shampoo.
The New Year is the perfect time to start fresh, so why not start with your hair? Start by cleaning out your scalp. A detoxifying shampoo will stimulate blood flow and promote healthy growth and clear your scalp and follicles from build-up, dust, dander, product, and oils. You and your scalp both deserve a fresh scalp. Your hair is a plant and your scalp is the healthy soil that your hair grows from and regular scalp scrubs, scalp massages, and detoxes all help to maintain a healthy, balanced scalp.
This year, don't let bad hair days get you down and don't fall prey to hair envy. Love your hair, set your goals for your hair and work towards those goals. You are your own hair goals. Enlist in the help of professionals if you feel that you can't accomplish everything on your own or you're dealing with more serious issues. Also, don't forget to focus on the inside and what you're putting inside your body, because that's truly where healthy hair begins. What you eat and the amount of water play a huge role in the overall health of your hair and skin.
So what is your hair goal for the year? Leave a comment so that we can chat about your goals!