2024 is nearly here and the start of the New Year is a great time to change your hair look, get a haircut and ‘reset’ your hair for the new year ahead. It’s also a time where we should be taking our haircare routine more seriously and using products that will help replenish our hair.
During the festive season we tend to over style our hair with products and heated styling tools, alongside wearing hats more often that can cause pressure and friction on our scalp and hair, leading to damage.
The winter weather can also have harsh effects on our hair, where going from the outdoors to indoors with central heating can lead to our hair lacking moisture, resulting in it becoming dry and lifeless.
The New Year is when we always see the rise of short, low maintenance men’s hairstyles, including the buzz cut and the crew cut, which allow men to get rid of any hair damage and split ends, reset their hair and start the year with a new cut that requires no styling and allows for healthy hair regrowth.
The crew cut is a great choice for those looking for a low maintenance yet trendy hair look, and I love the clean lines that can be created with this style.
If you don’t want to go too short with your hair, the classic taper is a perfect choice. This will allow you to reset the sides and back of your hair, having these areas cut super short, and take some length of the top of your hair to create a seamless blend. This style also grows out well and continues to look great as the hair on top gets longer. Simple trims at the salon/barbershop will keep this cut looking fresh and stylish.
When it comes to treatments and haircare products for looking after your hair in the New Year and injecting as much nourishment back into your hair as possible, a scalp scrub is a great product that will help to get rid of any product build up and dandruff that may have accumulated on your scalp. A hair mask is also fantastic for helping to add hydration into your hair and scalp, alongside a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Natural oils like coconut oil are also beneficial to add extra hydration into your hair and scalp and this can be applied as a hair mask before you wash your hair, or you can apply a small amount daily for moisture and shine.
Additional tips for getting your hair back in its best condition in the New Year are to avoid over washing your hair and stripping it of its natural oils, to be careful when drying your hair (always be gentle to avoid causing friction on your hair), avoid heated styling wherever possible to avoid hair damage and to lower the temperature when you shower – this can sap the moisture out of your hair and lead it to looking dull more quickly.