Hair goals are no different than goals in any other area of your life. You have to decide on a result and work backwards. Looking at the result first and working back to where you currently are, will help you come up with which small steps you need to implement to get the final result you want.
That all sounds nice, and it is nice, but you have to add one more thing to the formula. COMMITMENT! You must commit if you really want to see your goals through to fruition.
Our hair care requires commitment anyway. The varying level of commitment will usually coincide with the kind of results you see in your hair. Whether your goal is growth or to simply improve the overall health of your hair, you will achieve the desired result through consistency and commitment.
Before we get into all the New Year’s Resolutions that bombard us toward the end of the year, let’s get a bit of a head start by committing now to implement practices that will get us on track for a have healthier head of hair before the New Year even gets here!
Exclusive use of moisturizing shampoos and conditioners
Moisturizing your hair is a must because the strands tend to be naturally dry. This is not too much of a concern as long as you replenish the lost moisture. You can easily do this by simply using products that are designed to add moisture to the hair.
Shampooing and conditioning are steps we repeat more than almost any others. They are a frequently reoccurring part of out hair care. Moisturizing shampoos and conditioners are specifically developed to infuse the strands with much-needed moisture. If you commit to only using shampoos and conditioners that are targeted at adding moisture, you will see a difference in your hair.
Limit heat styles to once per week (or less)
It is possible to safely use heat on your hair. However, not applying heat to your hair is always healthier. You want to land somewhere in the middle. Whenever possible, heatless styles should be implemented into your hair styling routine.
Several different heatless styles can be stretched out across your routine to give you pretty and presentable hair. The trick to staying true to this step is variety. Try to master at least 2 go to heatless styles that last for 2 to 3 days each. That way, you can wash and restyle your hair twice within a 7 day period and not use heat at all.
If you can’t commit to no heat, wash and style your hair with heat once. Then, after your next wash, wear a heatless style for the next few days and you will have easily stayed true to your commitment.
Two heatless styles also keep you from getting bored. Switching between styles means you would only repeat a style 2 times within a month. How is that for variety?