Six hair care resolutions worth making (and keeping) in 2022.
The new year marks a fresh start, and with that comes the opportunity to set new goals and resolutions. But let’s face it – new year’s resolutions don’t last. A study conducted by Scranton University showed that around 80% of people give up on their resolutions after a few weeks or months, and only around 8% of people stick to them for an entire year!
Why the low follow-through? We suspect it’s because new year’s resolutions often require too much hard work. Life is challenging enough, and turning your goals into chores is a sure way of losing motivation.
When it comes to beauty resolutions, there’s no better place to start than your hair. We don’t believe in unrealistic or impractical new year’s resolutions, and we certainly don’t want hair care to turn into work, so the hair care goals we’ve set for 2022 are not only simple, but also doable.
If 2021 was the year that you overused heat styling tools or skimped on conditioning, then 2022 is the year to get your hair back on track. We guarantee you won’t ditch these hair care resolutions by the end of January!
Choosing vegan hair care products is better for animals, the environment, and your health! Plus, they are as effective (if not more) than non-vegan alternatives, so there is no reason not to take the plunge. Not sure where to begin your vegan journey? How about at the basics, with a great quality shampoo and conditioner. Umberto Giannini Grow Long Shampoo (R170.00) and conditioner (R170.00) boast vegan formulations and a unique Caffeine-Gro Complex that contains caffeine and black coffee seed extract to stimulate circulation, organic pea sprout extract to accelerate hair growth as well as seaweed, vitamins and minerals to repair, moisturise and protect hair from breakage.
Pay attention to your scalp
We focus so much of our attention on our hair that it’s easy to forget about our scalp, but the truth is, that healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. Treat your scalp to weekly exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, bacteria and excess oil. Not only will it prevent dandruff, but it helps promote hair growth and increases circulation, resulting in shinier hair! Try Umberto Giannini Scalp Scrub Exfoliating Anti-Dandruff Treatment (R189.95). Packed with natural exfoliants from super fruit enzymes and micro grains of natural walnut shell, this 97% natural formula removes dead skin cells, bacteria and excess oils to prevent flakes and restore a clear and healthy scalp.
Ditch the hot water
Yes, hot water feels great in the shower, but no, it’s not healthy for your hair or scalp. Not only can it burn your scalp, leading to dehydration, flakiness or itchiness, but it can also dehydrate your hair. Opt for lukewarm water instead (it also makes hair look shinier!).
Boost your hair growth
Increasing your hair growth is not just about gaining length. When your hair grows at a healthy rate, it looks healthier, is thicker and can be trimmed more often without sacrificing length (meaning no more dry and split ends). If your hair doesn’t seem to be getting any longer, or you notice a bit more hair loss than usual, it’s time to invest in a hair growth tonic. Umberto Giannini Grow Tonic Transformative Treatment (R189.95) is infused with caffeine and organic pea sprout extract to strengthen hair, accelerate hair growth and reduce hair loss. It is ideal for areas where hair feels thinner, weakened or where you have noticed hair loss.
Towel-dry with care
It’s tempting to give your hair a good rub with a towel after washing it, but if you’re not careful, the friction can lead to damage and breakage. Instead of rubbing, try gently patting your hair dry with a soft towel instead.
Embrace naturally curly hair
The natural hair movement is still going strong and gaining momentum, and we’re here for it! And while curls may require a little bit more TLC, the results are so worth it. Luscious, bouncy curls and waves are where it’s at, and with the right products, your curls can stay soft, hydrated and defined with minimum effort.
Say hello to soft and manageable curls with cult favourite Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly Scrunching Jelly (R150.00). It’s the UK’s best-selling curl jelly for a reason. Simply apply to damp mid-lengths and ends after a shampoo for more defined, frizz-free and manageable curls. It’s silicone-free (yay!) with medium hold and promises to add shine too.
Get the definition of your dreams with Umberto Giannini Curl Whip Activating Mousse (R150.00). This curl activating mousse transforms curls into shapely spirals without the crunch associated with hair mousse. Scrunch into damp hair for weightless, flexible and bouncy curls.
With just a handful of Umberto Giannini products, maintaining your hair care resolutions all year long is not only easy, but also enjoyable.
About Umberto Giannini
Umberto Giannini is famous for celebrating natural hair and is obsessed with creating ingenious new formulas to help real women love their hair. Vegan, cruelty-free and salon-approved, this award-winning British hair care brand aims to empower real women by giving them products that enhance their hair’s natural texture, are easy to use, and smell amazing. Mindfully made, Umberto Giannini products are formulated without sulphates, parabens and silicones, and all products in the range are gentle on the hair and scalp.