Spring Awakening: 6 Ways to Start Fresh for the New Season
Spring is a natural time for cleansing and organizing your life and the space around you—which means it’s time to clean out the clutter from your winter hibernation. While most people remember to move their winter clothes and boots to the back of the closet or stash them in bins under their beds, their product lineup is often forgotten.
Not only do we suggest making room for your spring things, but also taking the time to evaluate your mental and physical health. Examine your routines and day-to-day life. Do you need to make a change? If so, now might be the right time to do it.
1. Make Self-Care a Priority
Spring is the perfect time to get your self-care routine back on track. Shake off those winter blues and trade your PJ pants in for a cute dress or t-shirt and shorts. Then go outside and get some sunlight—go for a walk or bike ride and get your endorphins flowing. Mental health is more important now than ever due to the events of the past year and ongoing changes in the work environment.
Self-care comes in many different forms, from face masks and spa days to baking or picking up a long-forgotten hobby. Spring is the time to do what makes you happy and puts a smile on your face.
2. Start a New Routine
There’s no time like the present to start working on your physical and mental health. This makes spring the perfect time to add a new habit or routine to your life—whether that means adding yummy supplements to your morning regimen to give you a boost from the inside out or cutting out one of your guilty pleasures, like that daily can of soda.
Various studies have found that due to a multitude of different personal and environmental factors, it takes anywhere from 18 to 254 days to develop a new habit. So start now and keep going. Above all, don’t forget to reach out to family or friends for support in maintaining and stabilizing your new routine.
3. Declutter Your Product Stash
Everyone talks about decluttering your closet and donating those clothes you never wear, but how often do we ever talk about decluttering your hair-care products. Yes, that includes the ones you tried once then pushed to the back of the cabinet. Once you’ve pulled everything out and gone through it all, take a deep breath, and— Throw. Them. Out.
If you don’t love them and you’re not using them, simply stop hoarding them. You know you’re never going to use them again, and you probably forgot most of them existed in the first place. So take a moment to identify the essentials and the occasionals, like your favorite hair masks and scalp cleansers (in addition to your shampoo and conditioner, of course).
4. Reset Your Mindset
Don’t let yourself succumb to those dreary rainy days that are always sprinkled throughout spring. The sun will soon shine again.
In the meantime, try out a daily mantra or sprinkle some words of inspiration throughout your home and office. Words are powerful, and sometimes all you need to get or keep you going is a reminder that you’re strong enough to survive anything. Just a smidge of positivity or inspiration can greatly impact your mood and the atmosphere around you.
5. Give Your Hair A Break From the Flat Iron
With an increase of humidity in the air, it might be easier to stow your flat iron in a drawer for the season, rather than fight an uphill battle. Instead, set your natural curls and waves free, and let them begin to heal from any heat damage. Of course, that will be less of an issue if you’ve remembered to use protection, like our No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray.
Spring might just be the perfect time for you to start a new hair-care routine, too. Put away the heavy conditioners and grab the dry shampoo to instantly renew your locks between washes (shampooing ever day can be drying for aging hair). Take some time to get to know your natural tresses and experiment with new hairstyles and accessories. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new hair-care love!
6. Lengthen Your Locks
Spring may also be a good time to grow out those luscious locks. After exfoliating and stimulating your scalp to freshen your follicles, turn your attention to the other steps in your hair routine. Whether you’re struggling to lengthen your locks or just want to boost your hair's health to avoid breakage and dryness, including a hair serum in your hair-care routine can optimize your results by ensuring your hair is as healthy as possible.
Start fresh in the new season with Better Not Younger's wide array of products. We’ve got whatever go-to solution you need to kick off your spring hair-care refresh the right way, with quality, natural ingredients. Stop by our blog for more hair-care information and visit our Shop page for all your hair-care needs.