New Year’s hair resolutions: Our editors share the mane changes they’ll be making in 2018

All Things Hair | 19 December 2017
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New year, new hair!


With 2017 over and done with (finally!), most of us are really thinking about the New Year’s resolutions we want to follow to ensure that 2018 is extra amazing. And being the beauty obsessed gurus we are, our resolutions all revolve around our hair and how we’re going to make our manes pop, dazzle, and shine all year long!

But if you’re not sure what resolution you should be making for your tresses in the New Year, then we’re going to get the ball rolling. Our editor’s have split the hair serum on what mane goals are on their bucket lists for 2018, so come in and let’s plan our year of great hair together!

Our editors reveal their New Year’s hair resolutions


Amra Markic, Junior Beauty Editor

“What’s my mane goal for the new year? To grow and retain my natural hair’s length, of course! As a naturalista who is naturally prone to dryness, I experience a lot of shedding and breakage, which makes my dreams of turning into Rapunzel tough as hell.

In order to achieve my mane goals in 2018, I’ll be rocking both low manipulation and protective hairstyles, dusting my hair on the regular, all while religiously following the LOC method.”

close up shot of model with blonde balayage hair colour, wearing brown outfit
Balayage hair, don’t care! Credit:

Beth Strong, Junior Beauty Editor

“It’s no secret that I’m a boosted blonde! Yep, I have to get my mousy brown hair bleached to achieve the platinum hue of my dreams. But this year, I’m giving up bleach and giving balayage a go, instead.

Since this freehand colouring technique requires far less maintenance than a traditional dye job, it means I can wait longer between appointments and not have to worry so much about hair damage (yay!).”

TIGI Bed Head Resurrection Treatment Mask
TIGI Bed Head Resurrection Treatment Mask

Editor’s tip: Have you got colour-damaged strands? Investing in a nourishing hair mask, like the TIGI Bed Head Resurrection Treatment Mask, can help take your locks to better hair heights (if used properly, ofc!).

Leona English, Junior Beauty Editor

“After a heat-fuelled year, I think it’s time for me to give it a break. Yes, you’ve heard that correctly — I’m saying goodbye to my trusty heated styling tools and air-drying, instead!

So, if you want to know what happens next, you’ll have to watch this space to see the results (wish me luck!).”


5 fail-safe resolutions you should follow in the new year

Loved learning what our editors are doing to get better hair? Great! Then these top 5 hair resolutions, below, are worth making and not breaking!

VO5 Damage Protect Primer Spray
VO5 Damage Protect Primer Spray

Resolution #1: Try to put the heated styling tools down!

Excessive use of hair dryers, straighteners and curling wands, can make your strands can appear dry and frizzy, as well as feel rough.

So, try to cut back on heated styling and, if you really must use your styling tools, be sure to prep your hair with a heat protectant, like the VO5 Damage Protect Primer Spray to help limit the damage. Trust us, your strands will thank you for it!

Resolution #2: Schedule regular salon visits

Regular trims (as scary as they can be!) help your strands stay healthy-looking by removing dry, damaged split ends.

It’s recommended to book a haircut in every 6-8 weeks. So, to ensure that you do this, try booking in a few haircuts in advance at the beginning of the year; this way, you have no excuse to get your split ends trimmed off!

TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo
TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo

Resolution #3: Moisturise your strands

If you’re dealing with dry, damaged hair, you’ll most definitely need to up your moisturising game in 2018!

Unfortunately, dry hair can often lead to brittleness and breakage (which is something none of us want), so be sure to quench parched strands by using rich, hydrating hair products, like the TRESemmé Moisture Rich Luxurious Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner.

close up shot of woman with black hair wearing tank top and lying in bed
Sleeping beauty, is that you?

Resolution #4: Sleep on a silk pillow

This clever New Year’s resolution won’t only benefit your hair, but it’ll work wonders for your skin, too. When you sleep on a cotton pillowcase, your strands rub together, causing friction and therefore more damage.

But when you sleep on a silk or satin pillow, your hair won’t rub together as much, plus it won’t absorb as much moisture from your tresses. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!

Resolutions #5: Pay attention to your diet!

As well as using the right products and getting your hair cut regularly, there’s another thing that plays a huge part in achieving healthy-looking hair: your diet!

While eating a balanced diet is a no-brainer to some, we all overindulge during the Christmas period. So to make sure that mince pies and buckets of chocolate don’t become a staple of your 2018, kickstart your healthy-eating diet now and you might begin seeing the results!


So now that you know which New Year’s resolutions to add to your list, why not check out which 8 habits people with healthy-looking hair have?

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