New Year’s Hair Resolutions
It’s time to kick off the New Year the right way, and that means jotting down a few important resolutions before we head into 2019. But in between joining a gym and taking a break from social media, you may want to consider adding some hair care changes to your ever-growing list of resolutions.
Gorgeous hair can make a world of difference in boosting your confidence and starting healthy habits for the future. So as we head into the New Year, think about these New Year’s hair resolutions:
Have Realistic Expectations
We all love Kim Kardashian’s platinum blonde lob, we really do. But it takes tons of time, money — even a wig, sometimes! — to make this hairstyle work.
The next time you book an appointment with your stylist, consider whether the style, color, or cut you want will actually work with your texture or skin tone. If you have doubts, don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for honest advice.
Stop Using Box Dye
The New Year always makes us want to dive in a make sudden major changes. While we understand the whole “new year, new me” appeal, it’s important to take a few steps back and figure out what you really want.
While picking up a box of fire engine red hair dye from the drugstore might seem like a great idea in the moment, you’ll eventually regret it and wish you had consulted with a professional before taking the plunge.
Give Your Hair a Heat Break
It’s hard to give up on your hot tools. For those of us who are used to blow drying, straightening, and curling our hair every day, trying out a new hairstyle seems daunting. But even a couple of days’ worth of heat breaks can make a world of difference to your hair health.
Try to limit yourself to 2 or 3 days of heat, and when you do, always make sure to use a heat protectant spray or serum to limit keratin damage.
Make an Appointment — and Stick to It
This one sounds so easy, but almost all of us break this resolution every year. Depending on your hair type and texture, you may need a trim every 6 weeks or so. So why don’t you do it? Each time you put off getting your haircut, you’re only adding to the damage.
Next time you go in for a cut or color, make it a point to book your next appointment while you’re still at the salon…and stick to it!
Start Deep Conditioning
Consistently moisturizing your hair reduces the risk of breakage, frizz, and overall damage. If you have naturally dry or coarse hair, a deep conditioning mask once a week can help nourish your mane and keep it feeling soft and touchable.
Talk to your stylist about deep conditioners that may work best for your hair texture to keep it as moisturized as possible.