New Year, New you! This is the season where many people are setting goals and renewing their mindset.
If you found yourself slacking on your hair journey or neglecting self care towards the end of last year, this month is the perfect time to get back on your game.
Maybe you skipped one trim too many. Perhaps you damaged your hair with improper use of heat or chemicals.
It’s ok–we’ve all been there.
But you deserve to look and feel your best. You can prioritize your hair’s health and switch up old habits.
Here are 5 easy ways to Reclaim Your Hair Goals This Year:
1. Simplify Your Regimen
A common misconception when it comes to hair care is that the more you do, the better your results will be. This is far from the truth. Doing too much to your hair can be harmful.
Over washing, over conditioning, over trimming, over processing, and over styling are all detrimental to your hair’s well-being and flat-out exhausting.
So, relax! Reach your hair goals by deciding on a simple schedule and remaining consistent.
If you’re not sure where to start, you can take our Hair Regimen Quiz to get a custom plan for your hair texture and styling preferences.
2. Stop Comparing Your Strands
The appearance of your hair is a reflection of a combination of things including styling habits, diet and nutrition, your body’s overall health, and genetics. Some of these things you have control over, but some of them you don’t.
Regardless of where you are on your hair journey, your hair goals should NEVER be based on someone else’s hair. There’s no one else like you.
Your hair is worthy of validation simply because it belongs to you. Learn to love your hair for what it is, and it’ll thrive.
3. Prioritize Moisture
Nothing kills hair goals faster than dry hair. Hair that is lacking moisturize doesn’t look good, doesn’t feel good, and eventually breaks. On the other hand, hydrated hair holds styles better and retains length.
Textured hair is often prone to dryness. Focus your efforts on keeping your hair moisturized if you really want it to flourish.
Seal in moisture and add shine with our Strands of Faith Stimulating Sealing Oil
4. Minimize Manipulation
If growth is at the top of your hair goals list, then length retention should be your priority. On average, hair grows at a rate of ¼- ½ of an inch a month. Try to minimize the breakage that results from combs, brushes, and otherwise manipulating the hair.
If you keep the length that grows each month, by the end of the year you’ll have added 3-6 gorgeous inches to your mane.
Rocking protective or low-manipulation styles like twists and braids are a great way to maximize length retention and still look cute! That’s a win for sure!
5. Balance Your Trimming Schedule
Trims can be controversial in the hair community. Some people believe in strict trimming schedules and others are more lax. Regardless of where you stand–two things are certain:
Being “scissor happy” or trimming your hair too often can prevent you from retaining length.
However, avoiding trims all together and allowing split ends to travel up the hair shaft can do the same.
If you want to reach your hair goals, then balance is key.
A Better You
When your hair looks good, you feel good! These 5 tips will help you get one step closer to helping your strands prosper.