It’s a New Year and a new YOU as many proclaim. The air smells sweeter, the birds chirp louder, and your natural hair goals have all been met and you have nothing to work on. OK, OK…back to reality.
It’s a new year. So what? Well, that doesn’t mean the whole world has to change nor does it mean your aspirations for your life have to change either.
What worked for you last year may find itself working for you again this year and that doesn’t mean you are in a rut or you are stuck in second gear. That just means you found a few pointers or ideas that are worth keeping around and may find themselves making an appearance again.
That also doesn’t mean you need to hold onto everything you did last year and assume it will be great for this year. Work, family, relationships and even hair (yes, of course hair!) has expiration dates on some of the choices we have made for them.
We were just as bright and bushy-tailed back in the beginning of 2013 and that sparked some wonderful ideas or lessons on how to treat our hair better. Now, at the beginning of 2014 it’s time to clear out what didn’t work to make sure we stay on the positive side of our natural hair journey.
Ditch old or expired products
This should be a no-brainer but if you are a hoarder (raises hand and hopes you don’t judge) then you may need to be reminded of this. Some of our products are time sensitive especially if they are DIY products so be aware of that and clean house regularly.
If you find yourself slipping on that then use this, the new year, as the opportune time for it. Clean those cabinets and your fridge of any products that have been lingering around too long. Check dates on all bottles and jars.
Pointer: A really good idea would be to use a permanent marker and write the date you purchased your items on the jars themselves. This is great for everything but even better for items that aren’t your staples since they will not get used as often or as quickly.
Now, if you just cannot BEAR the thought of doing away with some items that may have been a bad idea to buy or perhaps they are getting old, find other uses for them. Learn How To Deal With Rubbish Conditioners or How to Reuse Old Hair Products Either way, they need to be used or thrown out.