If you’re anything like us, self-care definitely took a back seat in 2020. In 2021, we want to change this, and the first step is taking care of our curls! Read on to check out our top five new year hair resolutions for 2021!
1. Deep condition more
If there is one thing we could all do more often (especially during the wintertime), it’s deep condition! For 2021, our goal is to deep condition at least 3 times a month for hydrated, bouncy, and shiny curls!
Our favorite deep conditioners are Heaven In Hair for moisture, Deep Sea Repair for strength, and Melt Into Moisture for intense hydration! To use a deep conditioner, simply apply it thoroughly to wet strands and let it sit for 5-20 minutes before rinsing. For extra hydration, apply a shower cap on top of your hair while deep conditioning. The heat from your head helps the mask do its moisturizing magic!
2. Say no to traditional shampoo
If you’re still using shampoo packed with harsh sulfates and alcohols, it’s finally time to make the switch! Harsh sulfates can dry out hair and lead to color fading. Our No-Poo and Low-Poo formulas don’t contain SLS/SLES sulfates, silicones, or parabens so you know that you’re getting a gentle cleanse without drying out your scalp and hair!
When using our No-Poo and Low-Poo, make sure to saturate your hair with water and scrub the product in and out of your scalp. This will ensure the product is moving through your scalp and hair to gently cleanse. Because there is little or no lather with our cleansers, it does take a bit more work in the shower, but your curls will thank you for it, trust us!
3. Experiment with different hairstyles
If you’re feeling bored with your waves, curls, and coils, we got you! We have a ton of hairstyle ideas over on our Instagram page and are always creating new and exciting hairstyling content for our curlfriends to get inspired by. Here are a few of our recent favorites:
4. Get regular DevaCuts
If you aren’t keeping up with your DevaCuts and trims, now is the perfect time to start! In between haircuts, your hair can form dry, split ends which can lead to breakage up the hair shaft. To help avoid this, get a DevaCut approximately every 12 weeks and a trim every 6 weeks for healthier-looking curls!
If you’re looking for a Deva-trained stylist near you, check out our stylist finder tool!
5. Swap out terrycloth for microfiber
Still using a terrycloth towel to dry your curls? Get ready to switch to microfiber! Terrycloth can rough up your curls and cause frizz and even breakage. Use a microfiber towel, like the DevaTowel or DevaTwist, to gently dry your curls without creating excess frizz.
What curly hair resolutions are you making this year? Let us know below!