By Winnie The Fashionista | Jan 29, 2020
2020 is here! Can you believe a decade has gone just like that? I can’t either. Where were you in your hair journey 10 years ago today? Better yet, where do you want to be in your hair journey 10 years from now? All we want for you is healthy hair and prosperity.
Speaking of hair journey, here are 6 hair habits that we will not be carrying into 2020…Or any other year. Let’s leave these at the door of 2020, shall we?
Deep conditioners usually have instructions for the length of time you should have them on your hair, before washing them off. However, we’ve come to see bloggers and vloggers who wear conditioner for even up to a day. The illusion is that the longer you have it on, the softer your hair will be. If the deep conditioner says 10 minutes, wash it off after 10 minutes! Having it on for longer does nothing further.
Ensure to detangle before washing your hair. This will remove any and all existing knots. Give yourself a good 30 to 45 minutes for this. Section hair into small sections. Apply detangling conditioner and comb out each section from tip to root. Patience is key!
Can we not blow dry or flat iron our hair every week? Excessive heat use thins hair, robbing it of volume. While your hair may be growing longer, it may be growing thinner. Use alternative methods to stretch hair, such as twists, chunky braids, threading or banding.
In your quest for long hair, you will want to track your progress by measuring it perhaps every other month or so. Avoid measuring every week. Hair grows, but not that fast. Don’t disappoint yourself when you’re not seeing fast growth.
Also, in your quest for long hair, you will follow people with a similar hair type to yours. Some of these people have probably been at this for 7 years. Don’t compare your 1 year with someone’s 7 years. You will get there too.
Can we stop choice shaming in 2020? Let people be. Let people with blue hair be. Let people with relaxed hair be. Let people with short hair be. Let people with natural hair, be. Just let people be. Let us all embrace one another preferences for hair and avoid shaming.
Which habits did you vow to leave behind in 2019? Sound off below!
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