The beginning of the year is the most popular time to set personal goals. After all, what better time to create expectations for a good year. But do your New Year’s resolutions include your hair?
Hair is deeply tied to our identities, so of course it has an impact on how we feel. We want to be there for you on your 2021 hair journey to even greater, healthier hair. So keep reading for our top 5 New Year’s hair resolutions!
1. A good haircare routine
Ask any hairstylist or haircare guru, and they will tell you: a good haircare routine is essential for healthy hair. Why? Because this is how you nourish your hair and give it what it needs to thrive and look its absolute best. (This is also the easiest new year’s resolution ever!) If you’re not sure what haircare routine would be best for you, here’s a quick guide.
If your hair is dehydrated or lacking shine, aim for hydrating and moisturising products. Look for ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil (though most oils are sure-fire winner!) We absolutely love the Shea Moisture Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. These contain a blend of natural oils that provide your hair with that much-needed daily moisture.
Want more va-va-volume? Look for products that are lightweight and promise to give you that volume-boost. An absolutely great option is the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Trust us, you will love it.
If you’re looking for that simple, no-frills kind of daily care, your options are endless. Make quick work of your wash day routine with the Dove Daily Moisture 2-in-1 Shampoo. This will cleanse your hair while providing enough hydration to keep it smooth and healthy.
2. Regular trims
Now we know that to everyone likes to get their hair trimmed (that’s an understatement, we know) but it is essential. Distressed or split ends make the ends of the hair look thinner and loose their shine. What’s more, they can be more difficult to style, due to the rough texture caused by the frayed cuticle, and they have the potential to travel up the shaft. But trimming off any split ends can keep your whole head of hair healthier and luscious – we’ll take this new year’s resolution as a win.
3. Regular deep conditioning
This new year’s resolution is a must for everyone. Hair masks (also known as deep conditioners) are fantastic for giving your hair that extra strength and nourishment that is just so vital for strong, healthy hair. Especially if you frequently apply heat or chemicals (like dye or relaxer).
A good all-rounder is the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Treatment Mask. This mask has blend of nourishing, lightweight oils that will moisturise, soften and smooth your hair. Say hello to healthy, shiny, flyaway-free hair!
If you’re looking for something more intensive, we’d suggest you try out the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque. This product is enriched with castor oil and shea butter to restore elasticity, moisture and strength.
4. Be daring
That’s right, be daring! Life is too short for boring hair so embrace a bit of change. Whether that means a crazy colour you’ve always wanted, that bold pixie cut, or even subtle lowlights or extra-luscious locks, we say go for it! After all, you might just love it.
5. No box dye!
You heard us! 2020 is behind us and the world is slowly going out of lockdown. If you can, we suggest avoiding box dye. Instead, spoil yourself and head to a hairstylist. You will be guaranteed a great colour, and your hair won’t be as distressed as it would be if you reached for that box dye.
So, with these New Year’s hair resolutions you will have all the basics you need to have a fantastic hair journey this coming year. Good luck and all the best from the All Things Hair team.