How are those resolutions holding up so far? Good or bad, it’s never too late to add new ones to the mix. Here are 7 hair care resolutions guaranteed to make your hair a little bit happier and healthier this year. Repeat after us and change one small habit to see a big difference.
1. I will not go to bed with wet hair.
We all do this from time to time after a long day but it’s important to realize that your hair is more fragile when it’s wet. If you tend to toss and turn throughout the night, there’s an even stronger likelihood of breakage. Even if you opt for a nighttime wash, you can keep your hair and your pillows in tip-top shape by waiting until your hair is mostly dry before finishing quickly with a heat protectant and your hairdryer. If you’re in a pinch, pop on a wearable microfiber hair towel before crawling into bed.
2. I will keep my hair appointments regular.
Healthy looking hair starts in the shower and ends in the salon chair. The best way to make sure you don’t miss a beat with trims and touch ups is to book your next appointment before leaving your stylist’s station. That way, you’ll have the first pick of time slots and ensure your “you” time is booked. Your hair will stay gorgeous and your ends will not have time to split (trim every 6-8 weeks). What’s not to love?
3. I will implement “Mask Mondays”.
A good way to remember habits is to name them and set regular timeframes. You’ve heard of Self-Care Sunday, Taco Tuesday and Winedown Wednesday. But Mask Monday? This shorthand makes it easy to remember when it’s time to bring in your weekly moisture bomb with a hair mask. Hydration is especially important this time of year, so upgrade your usual routine with an ultra-creamy hair mask once a week and notice your super smooth strands.
4. I will not traumatize my hair.
Our hair often takes a beating on windy days and during seasonal weather changes, so make sure your hair care routine is as gentle as possible. In the season of scarves and high necklines, detangling is an important step. Always use a wide-tooth comb or designated detangling brush and start working at the ends before moving up the hair shaft. You can always spray in a leave-in conditioner to soften trouble spots to prevent breakage.
5. I will take an overdue style risk.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to try but have been putting off for far too long? “Maybe someday” is today. Get the highlights, go with that crazy color, try the Bardot bangs! Maybe it’s something less committal, like a new way of styling. Whatever it is, 2024 is your year and it’s never too late to look more like the YOU you want to show off.
6. I will not neglect my scalp.
A healthy scalp means more beautiful hair. We love our HAIR Vibrant Scalp Treatment for its elastin replenishment powers. It supports the body’s natural ability to anchor the hair follicle to the elastin root system while delivering stronger, fuller looking hair. Over 12 weeks, 72% of clinical study participants noticed improvement in hair thickness. To encourage absorption, use a scalp scrubber to boost circulation. Bonus: it feels amazing.
7. I will give my hair a vacation.
This is a good one if you’re a serial styler. For one week, stripping your routine back to only the essentials (shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment) and air drying is a great way to give your hair some reprieve from heat styling and product buildup. If you’re a ponytail or chignon loyalist, bring in a large claw clip for a more gentle way to keep your hair up and out of the way.
Pick one of these hair care resolutions and make it a priority. From small daily habits to bigger, more committal changes, 2024 is poised to be an era of (hair)growth!