2011 Hair Resolutions

Adrienne January 4, 2011 5

I’m not usually one to make New Year’s Resolutions; but, I became motivated to jot down a few after reading 11 Curly Hair Resolutions for the New Year.

Here is my short, but sweet, list:

1. Be gentle with my hair.
There are times when I am impatient and careless with my mane. Instead of gently separating, I tug and pull on my hair; this aggression can cause it to break.

This year I will handle my hair in a more gentle fashion. Less breakage equals more length retention.

2. Stay away from heat.
I love straight hair as much as the next person. Unfortunately, my hair does not react well to direct heat. It takes my hair days to feel “normal” after straightening.

If heat damage has taught me anything it is that less is more. Not using heat will make zero my chances of heat damage and make for healthier hair.

3. Just say no to sulfates.
Sulfates are not my friend. With one use they leave my hair feeling dry and wire like. Knowing all this, I still buy them. Why you might ask; out of shear convenience. Sulfate shampoos are usually more readily available and, in all honesty, cheaper than sulfate free cleansers.

In an effort to do what is best for my hair I will invest in a good sulfate free shampoo. Any suggestions?

Have you made any hair resolutions for 2011? If so, share them below.

*photo credit: Just Thought No Process


  1. Shay Weeks January 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Lavender Garden Earth Hair Wash (if you want organic) or hair rules no suds shampoo ;-)

  2. Shay Weeks January 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I will try to wear more protective styles this year! Lavender Garden Earth Hair Wash (if you want organic) or hair rules no suds shampoo ;-)

  3. Fran January 4, 2011 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I will quit getting my hair straightened so much!– I like She Moisture shampoo..

  4. Adrienne January 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the recommendations ladies!

    Good look with your hair resolutions!

  5. bev January 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I am so considering going natural. I already have new growth that I may not re- perm. There is so much info out there. Thanks

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