5 Hair Care Resolutions to Make in 2018
Article Credit: Loreal Paris
A new year means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a chance to say out with old and in with the new. For us beauty obsessives, it means the opportunity to revamp our hair care routines. Come 2018, no more washing with any old shampoo and conditioner we can get our hands on or using too many heat tools. This year, we’re forgoing all the resolutions that are typically ditched by the end of January and focusing on making ones that can help result in better looking hair. And you should, too! Below, we’re sharing five hair style, hair color, and hair care resolutions you can easily make to ring in the new year.
HAIR CARE RESOLUTION #1: STICK WITH A SYSTEM OF SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Mixing and matching is often a must for curating the perfect beauty routine, but that doesn’t necessarily hold true for your shampoo and conditioner. While it may seem wise to pick a shampoo from one line, a conditioner from another, and a hair mask from another—getting the best of both worlds—it doesn’t necessarily work like that. Since products that are part of a hair care system are typically formulated to be used together, you’ll see the best results by doing just that. Save playing mix master for your makeup, and stick to using a system that suits your hair type. Find our best options for different hair types below.
If you have oily roots…try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask.
If you have blonde hair…try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shade Reviving Treatment.
If you have color-treated hair…try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo, L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Conditioner, and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Repair and Protect Balm.
HAIR CARE RESOLUTION #2: TURN DOWN THE TEMP IN THE SHOWER
Steaming showers are no doubt relaxing, and they can be a major comfort when it’s chilly outside—but they aren’t what’s best for your hair. When you let the water get too hot, it can strip your hair of natural moisture, leaving you with dry hair. Next time you hop into the shower, dial the water down to lukewarm. (For more shower-related tips, check out our article, 5 Ways to Improve Your Shower Routine.)
HAIR CARE RESOLUTION #3: WEAR YOUR HAIR LOOSE
We love a high ponytail or a sleek ballerina bun as much as everyone else, but in 2018, give your hair a break. Sporting hairstyles that are overly tight can put stress on your hair and your head, leading to breakage. No thanks! They may seem like the easiest styles to get your hair up and out of your face, but don’t let that keep you from rocking a looser style. Low ponies and buns can solve the struggle of hair that gets in the way just as well—without hurting your hair.
HAIR CARE RESOLUTION #4: TRY TEMPORARY HAIR COLORS
Permanence can be a scary thing, but that doesn’t have to stop you from dyeing your hair. We understand—not everyone wants to be stuck with rainbow hair for the rest of their days (or at least until color grows out). But that’s where temporary hair color sprays come into play. Instead of relying on a permanent at-home hair color kit to update your hair color, you can take new shades for a spin with the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Sprays, which wash out in one shampoo. Even if it’s just for a night—we recommend New Year’s Eve as the perfect opportunity—you can give a new shade a try.
HAIR CARE RESOLUTION #5: EMBRACE YOUR NATURAL HAIR TEXTURE
Heat tools can result in some of our favorite styles, from perfect curls to super-straight strands, but they aren’t always kind to your hair. Reach for them too much, and you can risk damaging your hair. Instead of heat styling your hair all the time, embrace your natural texture with heat free products that encourage air drying, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Texture Spray. And for the days when you just can’t resist the lure of a heat tool, be sure to use a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray.