Check your hair accessories
Are they raggedy or holding on by a thread? Have those bobby pins* lost their soft edges? Are your hair barrettes and hair clips falling apart or do you see some of the paint peeling off?
Do your headbands* no longer have any life in them or are they stretched beyond repair? Yea, you know I’m talking to you (and myself) and it’s time to throw them away and update your arsenal.
The beginning of the year is a great time to go through the house and inspect your accessories to see if they can hang on or if they need to be trashed. The headbands* are no longer helping you if they are stretched beyond their elasticity.
If they are so stretched out that, you have to compensate by winding them tighter it will be harder to remove and you will be pulling out hair while using it! If your bobby pins* or hair pins have lost their soft edges, you are scratching your scalp or they are yanking at your hair with their exposed ends. Neither is a good way to start the New Year for your tresses.
This list includes your hair tools as well like your wide tooth combs, Denman brush* or even your satin bonnets*. If your comb or brush is missing half the teeth, you definitely need to stop yanking it through your hair as they have long passed their time of usage.
The satin bonnet* is no good if it has lost all its elasticity and is falling off your head every night so it may be time to retire it as well. They are too cheap at Walgreens, CVS, Target, Wal-Mart AND at every beauty supply store to bother trying to save. So please ditch it, and get another.
Trash the bad habits and/or mistakes from 2013
This is just as vital as the first two and in some cases even more important. If it didn’t work in 2013, then it probably won’t work in 2014! Learn from your mistakes so you won’t repeat them. I made some bad mistakes in 2013, Natural hair mistakes of 2013, and they are staying right back there where they belong. I found the error of my ways and moved on from them.
It’s a new year and a good time to reevaluate your natural hair products, tools and even your methods. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Just perfect it so that you can reach your hair goals and keep your journey as positive as possible.
Originally posted 2014-01-03 15:00:01.