My 9 New Year’s Hair Resolutions for 2020
Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well and taking good care of yourself and your family during this time of the pandemic. The year 2020 definitely took us by surprise because no one could have imagined that we would be on lockdown in our house for several weeks. However, we should make this situation as enjoyable as possible and take advantage of the positive sides of it. And that’s exactly the attitude I’ve adopted regarding my hair. Indeed, today I’m sharing with you an article about my 9 New Year’s hair resolutions for 2020, and I’ll also explain how the current lockdown helps me to ensure respect for them.
I know this article is a little bit late, but it’s better late than never. Isn’t it?
Before sharing my hair resolutions with you, I would first like to quickly review the past year. The year 2019 has really been a catastrophic year for my hair. If I had to choose a single word to describe it, it would be the word “negligence.” I was so fed up with my hair that I didn’t even want to take care of it. I was doing the bare minimum not to end up bald, and I was not even diligent. Needless to say, my hair was clearly not looking its best. It was dry most of the time and, as a result, there was a lot of breakage and hair loss. Obviously, this had to stop. I decided to pull myself together and make the necessary efforts to promote the growth of my hair. I had already started taking better care of it in November 2019, and that allowed me to have the few small results that you can admire in the main pictures of the article.
Now that I’m done with the retrospective of 2019, let’s move on to my hair resolutions for 2020:
Letting my hair breathe more often
Since I went natural, I always make sure to let my hair breathe for a minimum of two weeks, between each hairstyle with weaves. I also noticed that my hair grew much more easily the years I spent more time with my natural hair. I could do three to four months with my hair without having to do box braids or other hairstyles with weaves. This year, I intend to do the same by favouring protective hairstyles with my own hair. It’s even easier now that I’m working from home because of the pandemic. I often make two big flat twists lately because I can easily keep them for three to five days.
Restarting doing hair scalp massages
One of the best tips for stimulating hair growth is scalp massages. When I started my hair journey, I could massage my head four to five times a week, and the results were unequivocal. So, I will try to continue massaging my scalp, but only two to three times per week for the moment.
Growing my hair longer
Having a very long hair has never been an obsession for me. I think the most important thing is to have healthy hair. As I’ve said in several of my articles: “Healthy hair is hair that grows.” However, the reason this is part of my New Year’s hair resolutions is that I feel like I’ve been stagnating with my hair for the past two years. I find it hard to retain the length because my hair ends dry out very quickly, and then there is hair breakage. So I have to try to find a solution to this problem. My hair length is currently APL, and my goal by December is to be at BSB.
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Stop cutting my hair all the time
If there is one bad habit that I must leave in 2019, it is to constantly cut my hair. The truth is, I had this strong desire to shave my head, but I knew that it was just temporary and that I would have regretted it later. So I ended up cutting my hair almost every month to calm this desire to shave it all. Since I now plan to focus on growing my hair, I will only cut my hair ends every trimester. This will allow me to get rid of possible end splits and limit hair breakage.
Trimming my hair ends with a pair of hairdressing scissors
Do you also use any pair of scissors to cut your hair? If your answer is yes, know that this is a big mistake that I myself made until this year. Kitchen or office scissors cause more hair end splits rather than getting rid of them. It’s, therefore, important to cut your hair with professional hairdressing scissors. I got a pair from Amazon (Amazon affiliate link, click here for more information) in January. I’ve used it only once or twice so far, but I plan to make good use of it.
Trying to reduce hair loss
This is an issue that I really intend to focus on this year. I find that I lose a lot of hair every time I style my hair, and this has happened since the beginning of my hair journey. I try to do everything necessary to reduce hair loss, but nothing really changes. These are not alarming losses, but it still remains a problem. Something is missing, and I’m going to work on it. I will come back to you with an article once the mystery is solved.
Adjusting my hair routine
My current hair routine isn’t actually bad, but it does need adjustments ASAP. I have to find products that are much more suitable for low porosity hair. The fact that I experience problems such as hair breakage, hair ends that dry too quickly, the difficulty of retaining hair length, etc. proves that there is an issue with my routine and, more particularly, with the products I use.
In order to adjust my hair routine, I’m going to have to do some more research and try several new products, but I know it will be worth it in the end. I will also write an article on the subject as soon as I find the perfect routine.
Testing new hair tips
Now that we are on lockdown, I have a lot more time to spend on my hair. This is really a chance to try some of these new popular hair tips. I spotted three that seem quite interesting to me for the hair problems that I currently encounter. I will try them, and I will share my results with you.
Taking more pictures of my hair
Over time, it has been rare for me to take pictures of my hair and yet it’s something necessary. Taking monthly pictures of your hair allows you to follow your hair evolution very closely. It’s also super motivating when you notice progress between two periods. That’s the reason why I will take more pictures and also be able to share them with you through my articles 😊
So, do some of these hair resolutions concern you, and what are all yours for 2020? Leave your answers in the comment section below.