It's never too late to start a new resolution and with the New Year just a few weeks in, now's as good of a time as any! This year adopt a few healthy hair resolutions to ensure your locks will look their very best in 2017. Need a little help? Below we list five healthy hair resolutions that will help you get the fresh start you're after!
1. Treat Wet Hair With TLC
Did you know that your hair is at its most vulnerable when it's wet? Its true! Wet hair is more prone to breakage and damage which is why treating it with a gentle touch is key if you want it to look its best once its dry. In the shower, shampoo your hair lightly-being careful not to rub and scratch at your roots. After you condition, rinse, and get ready to dry, use a microfiber towel and gently blot the excess water from your strands-never rub which can lead to breakage and frizz. As for combing and brushing, only use wide-tooth combs or brushes specifically made for wet hair to minimize tugging and tearing. Finally, try to never go to sleep with wet strands-this can lead to more breakage and tangles-but if you must use a protective style like a loose braid or a bun.
2. Only Use Products for Your Hair Type and Texture
Have thick curly hair? Reaching for a volumizing shampoo likely isn't going to help your strands look their best. Instead find products that have been formulated with your specific hair type in mind and become loyal to them. For example, fine hair benefits from volumizing products-as they help to give locks a little boost-while coarse hair benefits from hydrating haircare products meant to smooth and tame. Finally, if your hair is color-treated be sure to only use products that won't strip your strands of your new hue.
3. Pencil in a Pampering Session
Once a week take the time to give your hair a special treat care of a hair mask. Designed to smooth strands, add shine and softness, and deeply condition, hair masks can do wonders for hair that's in need of a little extra love. No time? Try a hair mask that works while you sleep like Nutrifier Overnight Mask. This silicone-free, nourishing mask gets to work while you snooze and helps hair look and feel more supple, shiny, and soft come morning.
4. Get a Trim...Like Now
If you think not getting regular trims is helping you grow your hair, think again. Failing to go for a regular trim-every 6 to 8 weeks-can cause your hair to accumulate damage like split ends. When neglected these splits can travel up each strand of hair and cause breakage. The result? Hair that looks thin and lifeless and feels like it never grows. Whether you want to maintain your length or reach new ones, you'll want to go in for a little trim or dusting regularly. Make your appointments ahead of time this year to that you will be less likely to skip them.
5. Drink up!
Healthy looking hair is hydrated hair and hydration starts from the inside out. This year make a promise to yourself-and your locks-to drink more water. If you're not into plain old tap, try to flavor your H2O with a few slices of fruit and herbs !