5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Hair

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better HairThe holidays are finally over, and it’s time to take on all those New Year’s resolutions you’ve made. And if you haven’t made any, there’s still time to make these resolutions and stick to them the whole year. For example, if you have ever felt that your hair needs some extra TLC, it’s time to switch up your hair care routine by making these New Year’s resolutions for better hair.

Consider Alternatives to the Traditional Shampoo + Conditioner Routine

You probably shampoo and condition your hair every day or every other day to keep it clean, nourished and moisturized. But have you ever thought that this might be not the best routine for your hair?

For example, if you have oily hair, washing it daily can exacerbate the problem. The thing is, when you strip your hair of natural oils by washing it every day, your scalp begins to produce even more sebum as a compensation for the lack of moisture and natural oils. So instead of washing your hair daily, try washing it every other day and use dry shampoo to make your hair look less greasy in between washes.

If you’re a fan of styling products, you probably use strong shampoos to prevent product build-up. Unfortunately, such shampoos can lead to dry, dull and lifeless hair. Perhaps a better solution would be to use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo for regular washing and to give your hair a deep cleanse with a special shampoo to remove product build-up once a week.

Finally, you can try techniques such as reverse hair washing or co-washing if your hair has specific needs. Reverse hair washing (conditioning first and shampooing second) works best for fine hair that lacks volume, and co-washing (conditioner-only washing) is perfect for thick, coarse, curly hair.

Check this out: How to Make Your Hair Look Less Greasy

Don’t Skip Heat Protection

The excessive heat from your hair dryer, flat iron or curling wand is damaging for your hair. If you absolutely cannot do without blow-drying, straightening or curling your hair, you must use heat protection products at all times to keep your hair as undamaged as possible.

To further minimize heat damage, you should invest in high-quality styling tools and always start with a low temperature setting, increasing it gradually. Every now and then, give your hair a break and let it dry naturally (but please never ever go to sleep while your hair is still damp).

Check this out: How to Blow-Dry Your Hair Safely

Try to Make the Most of Your Natural Hair Structure

If you’re sick and tired of curling or straightening your hair, maybe it’s time you embrace its natural texture. You need to figure out what works best for your hair type and find the hairstyle that highlights its natural texture instead of fighting against it. It may take some time and effort, but the result will definitely be worth it; regardless of your hair texture, there’s always a way to bring out the best of it and find a haircut that looks amazing and is easy to style.

Check this out: How to Make Your Curly Hair Look Amazing

Trim Your Hair Regularly

No matter how long your hair is, you should trim it regularly to remove dry and split ends. It is recommended that you get your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your haircut and the speed of your hair growth. To keep your hair looking healthy, set up regular haircuts with your stylist at the beginning of the year and stick to the schedule.

Check this out: African Gold Hair Oil for Split Ends

Spoil Yourself Every Now and Then

Your hair, like the rest of you, deserves the best. If you cannot afford to splurge on professional products for your daily hair care routine, you should at least treat your hair to a super nourishing hair mask or a boosting serum every week or two. Once a month, indulge in an at-home spa treatment to provide your hair with the moisture and nutrients it needs, boost its elasticity and flexibility, and make your hair strong and shiny.

Check this out: How to Use Hair Serums for Healthy and Lustrous Hair





Related Articles

How to Keep Your Hair Color from Fading in the Summer, 6 Tips for Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color, 4 DIY Hair Masks and Treatments with Shea Butter, 4 DIY Hair Masks with Aloe Vera