10 hair and body care New Year’s resolutions

10 hair and body care New Year's resolutions

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It’s the time of year again when we think up some good New Year’s resolutions.

We’ve got a few ideas to help you adopt a more sustainable lifestyle by using products made with naturally-derived ingredients. A New Year’s resolution that considers your health, promotes an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle, and also helps you save money – sounds like a pretty good way to start 2022.

Brands such as OC Naturals make healthy, sustainable New Year’s resolutions effortless thanks to their bottles made from recycled plastic, and products made with plant-based ingredients. What a brilliant opportunity to change up your routine and start the year with healthier habits that consider the environment.

Here are ten top tips to help you achieve natural, sustainable, budget-friendly lifestyle changes in 2022:

1. Swap to sustainable hair care products

When you’re thinking about attainable New Year’s resolutions for your wellbeing, swapping to natural hair care products is a great option. Naturally-derived ingredients are unlikely to harm your health or the earth, and they are super nourishing. The plant extracts and oils in plant-based, naturally-derived ingredients help protect and hydrate your skin and hair, and they aren’t likely to damage your health long-term.

2. Wash your hair less often

Keep your hair well-nourished, and prevent the over-stripping of naturally occurring oils with a minimised hair wash routine. This may result in hair that’s easier to manage, it might help reduce split ends, and add some serious moisture, smoothness, and shine. You’ll save water, too. When you do use shampoo, opt for ingredients such as Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Chamomile Flower, Cocoa Seed Butter, and Argan Oil so your scalp feels balanced and healthy in between washes.

3. Switch to cruelty-free products that are better for the environment

Find products you can feel good about. Know that when you wash away the suds, you’re not damaging the planet. Opt for vegan, cruelty-free products, so you know no animals were harmed in the product’s process.

4. Use products free from nasty chemicals

Steer clear of sulphates particularly, as they can be really aggressive on your hair and skin. Again, products made with naturally-derived ingredients won’t strip the highly necessary natural oils, peptides, and proteins that keep your hair and skin protected.

5. Make sustainable product choices when purchasing

Choose products that are made with the environment in mind to avoid the impact of plastic pollution in our oceans. Some beauty brands, like OC Naturals, make their packaging from wholly recycled materials.

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6. Get the whole family on board

Skin is porous, so it can absorb whatever you put on it. You want healthy ingredients on your own skin, but especially on children’s skin. Blends of naturally-derived ingredients are best to keep the whole family’s hair and skin healthy.

7. Take more time for yourself

A bit of self-care goes a long way. Take care of your hair, your skin, and your whole self with some luxurious downtime. Take time out with a long bath, or a patchouli-scented shower, and do a nourishing hair, body, and skincare routine at least once a week, or more. Life can be so busy at the start of the new year. Slow down and soak up some natural goodness.

8. Repair damaged hair

Give your hair a beat, and repair heat-damaged hair with nourishing products and a consistent regime. Heat and harsh ingredients result in breakage, frizz, and thinning. Let your hair shine, naturally. The less heat, the smoother, shinier, and thicker your hair will be in the long run.

9. Save money

One major perk when switching to plant-based beauty brands is that your products won’t break the bank! You don’t need to overspend to get beautiful results. Investing in natural hair and skin health is the best thing you can do, and it’s seriously affordable.

10. Recycle your empty products

Thoroughly rinse out all of your empty product bottles and dispose of them responsibly so they can be recycled. Check all bottles for the recycling process and play a part in the prevention of excess waste, for the earth’s sake.

Enhance the wellbeing of the whole family, and help restore your hair and skin to their prime health with these healthy New Year’s resolutions. Step into the new year with savvy, health-conscious, sustainable beauty habits. It’ll be more than your skin and hair thanking you for prioritising the highest-quality ingredients.

OC Naturals

This article was made possible thanks to OC Naturals, a range of nourishing, environmentally responsible and Australian-made hair and skincare products.

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