Can you believe 2013 is next week? The whole New Year’s resolution thing gets me very excited. It’s a good exercise not only because of the hope it brings for an upcoming new year and fresh start, but it also requires reflection and for me, a strong appreciation for the last year.
It’s interesting to think about what resolutions people make and why, the inspiration behind the decision, and whether they’ll follow through. There are of course the standard resolutions and those that are unique as we are. At Ovation we’re motivated by hair health so that is one thing I consider when deciding what resolutions to make.
These resolution ideas will not only make you feel great, they will give your hair a happy new year too!
Drink more water – Drinking more water is a great resolution because it’s measurable, attainable, wonderful for overall health and the health of your hair! Each strand of hair is made up of about 25% water, so your hair needs to stay hydrated to remain healthy. The scalp also needs water to keep the hair shaft moisturized. Each person should drink half their weight in oz of water per day. Whether this means cutting down on other drinks like sodas or just increasing your water intake, this is one easy resolution that has huge rewards.
Eat healthier, no junk food – Eating healthy is by far one of the most notorious of resolutions and probably also one of the first to be abandoned. Choosing a healthy diet benefits your hair immensely because it’s the most effective way for your body to get the nutrients it needs. If your body isn’t getting those nutrients, your scalp health becomes less of a priority and can deteriorate.
Know that healthy is an important word here and eating healthier and decreasing junk food is very different than losing weight in an unhealthy way. Severe weight loss and crash diets are one of the main reasons for hair loss.
Take a multivitamin – As mentioned above, the best thing you can do for your hair is to make sure your body is healthy, but even eating healthy doesn’t guarantee that you’re getting all the nutrients you need. Taking a daily multivitamin will provide you with a great source of vitamins and minerals that are crucial to good health. Another huge benefit to taking the right multivitamin is that it will keep your scalp, hair, and skin healthy as well.
We recently launched a multivitamin that includes vitamins that do just that. The Ovation Multivitamin also has added extracts from all natural roots, herbs, plants, and fruits that are known for their health and hair benefits.
Go natural – Many people are not only introducing natural and organic food items into their diets, but are also committing to the use of naturally derived body and hair care products. After all, these items are being consumed too when absorbed into the skin. By purchasing naturally derived products, you’re getting higher quality ingredients which of course make your scalp happy. You’re also avoiding harsh chemicals that could be building up on your scalp, causing irritation and possibly even worse.
Ovation products are naturally derived and contain vitamins, antioxidants, plant extracts, and aromatherapy scents that all work to promote healthy hair.
Quit smoking – We all know that smoking causes all types of health problems, so while your lungs and heart will be very happy without nicotine, so will your hair. Smoking is said to induce both premature hair loss and graying because it interferes with the circulation that the scalp and follicle need. Carbon Monoxide and other toxins found in cigarettes make it difficult for your cells to reproduce into healthy cells, including the cells needed for hair growth and strength.
When it comes to resolutions, the options are endless so whether you choose a resolution that benefits your hair or not, make this New Year a great one and may 2013 be your best year yet!