Alright naturalistas, 2013 is here! Whether you’re trying to break out of your styling rut or grow healthier hair, here’s a list of five easy resolutions to help you kick off the year on a good foot…er, curl!
Make Wash Day into a Spa Experience
Deep conditioning is a key part of building up and retaining moisture, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. Make it a luxuriant and relaxing part of your weekly or bi-weekly regimen by creating a mini-spa experience for yourself. Wear a facial mask, listen to soothing music, nibble on a healthy snack, or use a fragrant body scrub to rejuvenate not just your curls, but also your mind and body.
Mix It Up
Tired of the same old wash’n’go or twist out style? Make a conscious effort to reinvent your look by trying a new style. Check out YouTube for inspiration or visit a salon to help you create the new natural you. Challenge yourself by rocking one new style a month to keep it fresh.
Drink More Water
Keeping your body hydrated will moisturize your hair from the inside out. Buy a water bottle and keep it in your purse or at your desk so you remember to drink water, not sugary sweet drinks or coffee. And an added bonus to your h2O habit: glowing skin!
Remember The Little Guys
They’re called your follicles! Often we focus on the ends of our hair, but keeping a healthy scalp is key for all naturalistas! Make sure to clarify your scalp of products build up and sweat on a regular basis. Stimulate growth by using an eyedropper to apply nourishing oils directly to the scalp and use your fingertips to massage in circular motion.
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Keep At It
The road to natural isn’t always an easy one for newbies and veteran naturals alike. Despite your setbacks, keep at the natural hair game and find what works for you and celebrate your successes! And remember, if all else fails, a spray bottle with water can fix almost anything.