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Hair Resolutions for the New Year

Alicia Boal

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New Year Hair Resolutions

With the new year, make it all about great hear with these hair resolutions! We've made it through the holidays and now it's time to start a new year off fresh. There's no better time to focus on some self-care and kick off the New Year with some hair resolutions that will ensure your locks look and feel healthy and your hairstyles are on point! We've put together our top hair resolutions so you can achieve your healthy hair goals in 2019.

Hair Resolution: Commit to a Hair Care Routine

Hair Resolutions Stylist cutting ends off

Just like working out or taking care of your skin, being consistent and developing a healthy routine is key to meeting your goals. A hair care routine will ensure that no matter the hairstyle, your hair will look shiny and healthy and it's really quite simple to make a few tweaks to what your are probably already doing. Follow these steps to have a good hair care base routine:

  • Washing with the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Is your hair fine or thick, oily or dry? Look for products that address your hair issue or ask your HC stylist which haircare is best for you.
  • Use a hair treatment, like a deep conditioner, once a week. During the winter months, it's important to deep condition to restore lost moisture since the hair is usually drier due to cold outside and heat inside. A weekly mask will make your hair feel like silk! We love Redken Mega Mask line for color treated hair, dry/brittle hair, or damaged/overprocessed hair.
  • Get regular trims, especially if you are trying to grow out your hair. A trim is a great way to keep hair healthy and free from split ends. It's really the best way to prevent breakage and remove split ends entirely. We recommend getting a trim every 6-8 weeks for women/men with medium to long hair. If you have short hair, 4-6 weeks is ideal to maintain your haircut style. Be sure to re-book your next service before you leave the salon that way you'll stick with your routine!
  • Choose a couple of days in the week to give your hair a break from heat styling. If this is tough for you, try to wash hair at night and let it air dry, they you can heat style in the morning. Another great way to keep hair healthy is to use heat styling products that protect hair during heat styling. We love Redken Iron Shape 11 or Cibu Sashini Thermal Shine Spray, both are HC stylist favs!

Hair Resolution: Master Ponytails and Updos

We all have those days when time just gets away from us and making our hair presentable is the last thing on our minds. For those days, knowing how to pull your hair into a quick ponytail, top knot or updo is a hair lifesaver! Check out our YouTube HairCutteryTV channel for some how-tos to get some inspo and learn some new style skills!

Even if your hair is in need of a good wash, knowing how to style your hair back into a simple ponytail or updo and spending two minutes washing your bangs or the strands around your face quickly at the bathroom sink is all the styling you'll need, even on your busiest day.

Hair Resolutions Long hair in sectioned ponytail

Hair Resolution: Work with your Natural Hair Texture

Hair Resolutions girl with natural curly hair

The secret to a great hairstyle is one that looks natural and effortless, and there's no better way to get a natural look than to work with what Mother Nature gave you!

If your hair is curly then learn how to embrace your curls and wear them proud. If your hair is straight then make the most of it and show it off with pretty half up half down hairstyles. Hairdos that cater for and enhance your natural hair texture and density will ensure that you don't waste time fighting your locks every morning and that you end up with a look that naturally suits you. Plus, you will do much less damage if you resist trying to tame your natural texture.

 

These hair resolutions are just the basics for what you can try to whip your hair into great shape this year. Work with your HC stylist to get the best products, haircuts and professional haircolor to get the best results. Simply follow these easy hair and beauty habits, and you and your hair will be looking pretty all year long! Cheers to a happy and healthy hair New Year from HC!

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