Whether you’ve read her hit book or seen Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying on Netflix, there’s no denying that her famous KonMari method has set off a decluttering craze around the world. Not sure what it is? This magical method involves looking at your connection to an item and deciding whether it ‘sparks joy’ or not. And, if it doesn’t, you can kindly thank and bid it adieu!
Since we’re all spending a lot more time inside right now, now’s the perfect time to declutter your home and organise your hair products, following Marie Kondo’s easy principles.
So if you’re looking for something to do while you’re #socialdistancing, keep scrolling to discover how to spring clean and organise your hair products.
Ready to begin the art of decluttering? Instead of tackling your hair clutter by room, Marie Kondo suggests dealing with every one of your items all at once, to stop them from creeping from room to room.
So, we suggest you raid your bedroom, bathroom and anywhere else you hide your holy grail hair products, and then begin to categorise them by what they do for your strands.
By grouping types of item together (all the dry shampoos you own, for example), you’ll able to compare the same types of things side-by-side and easily figure out what sparks joy.
Only Keep Things That ‘Spark Joy’
The next part of the KonMari method advises you to pick up each item and ask yourself whether it ‘sparks joy’ and benefits you.
Does that brand new conditioner meant for thick hair work for your fine strands? Is that half-empty hair mask you got for Christmas two years ago still in date? If the answer is no, you know what to do.Credit: @tresemmeuk
Thank the product for its service and recycle it, or donate it to a charity (we love Beauty Banks!) if it’s brand new and unused. If you’re being eco-conscious, you can get creative and upcycle your beauty product empties. Can you believe this DIY scrunchie holder used to be a dry shampoo?
Once you know what’s missing from your hair wardrobe, you can work to replenish it.
Designate a Special Place for Each Thing
Once you’ve organised your hair products and put them through the ‘spark joy’ test, you can move onto the fun part: finding a place to put all the things that make your hair happy.
Whether it’s on that pretty pink bathroom shelf or a spot in your glam room, placing your favourite products in a designated area will limit your chance of building clutter again, and make it easier for you to see what is running out.
The best part? Because you followed step two and sorted through each item by its category, all you need to do is place them next to each other in their shiny new place.
Appreciate Your Possessions
The most rewarding thing about the KonMari method? It teaches you to appreciate your possessions and even suggests you thank them after using them. Why? because they work hard to help us achieve the look we want.
So, whether it’s that mane-changing serum or heat protection spray that helps you avoid heat damage, appreciating what each item does will help you make the most out of it (and keep your tresses seriously happy).Credit: @lovebeautyandplanet
Editor’s tip: The product we’re all appreciating while at home? The Love Beauty and Planet Hope and Repair 2 Minute Magic Masque! This hydrating hair mask is great for giving your hair a true pampering treatment.