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5 Healthy Hair Goals You Can Really Get Behind in 2023 

2 MINUTE READ by Danielle Bennett

 December 18, 2022

With 2022 almost over and done with, many of us are thinking about resolutions and how we can make 2023 extra amazing. 

And while preparing new commitments for diet, fitness and career are typically the first that come to mind, goals for our hair are often overlooked. 

Just like those other areas, having healthy hair allows us to look and feel our best. So, it only makes sense to plan its own dedicated list of attainable pledges, too. 

Ahead are five doable ideas you won’t pull the plug on by the end of January.

1. Ditch the idea of attaining “perfect hair”.

It might seem counterintuitive when making a list of new year’s resolutions, but trust me, resisting the urge to strive for flawless hair is a step in the right direction. 

When it comes to our hair, we tend to stress a lot over making it impeccable. And while attention to care and safe styling methods are great ways to keep it looking good, overthinking them can lead to high and unrealistic expectations. 

Try not to let the chase for “perfect hair” derail your hair journey in the coming year. Accepting its natural gifts for what they are and making the best of them is most important.

2. Schedule your trims in advance.

I realize hairdressers have a reputation for being “scissor-happy”, but I must say, trims are a necessary evil. They allow your hair to thrive with needful protection and retention.

If you know you will need a trim about every three months or so, schedule those appointments in advance. Doing so allows you to automatically make them a priority. And it’s one less thing to worry about on your to-do list. 

3. Make healthier lifestyle choices for healthier hair.

New year’s resolutions might seem cliché at times but actually, they are serious game-changers for our hair. 

What we give to our bodies has a direct impact on our hair, good or bad.  For example, if you’re dehydrated, chances are, your hair is, too.

In most cases, healthy hair starts on the inside, so a well-balanced diet, regular physical activity, daily water intake and making time for rest provides a blueprint for thicker, stronger hair that grows. 

4. Make time to really know your hair.

Identifying your curl type (3a, 4c, etc.) is great, but it means nothing without understanding your hair’s condition. Porosity, strand strength, varied curl patterns, curl diameter, damage and scalp health are critical components in proper hair care. 

Making time to know them well has enormous benefits so schedule a consultation with your favorite hair pro. They are trained to analyze your hair and scalp and can recommend specific products, methods and routines that work.

5. Embrace your ‘Fro.

l understand how afraid some people can be about less-defined, tousled hair. Perhaps they think it implies poor hair health or maybe they’re concerned about social interactions. But, allowing your hair a little grace to just be is a wonderful way to gain a new sense of confidence in its texture.

It often creates lots of pretty fluff and volume. And it's even less work to maintain. Who knows? It could become a new go-to style you just might love!

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year.  See ya in 2023!

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