We all know that the new year is a perfect time to review our habits, and perhaps start new habits that will set you on the right track for the upcoming year. At Gisou, we’re big advocates for creating a few New Year hair resolutions! Here are 5 hair resolutions that will help you achieve and maintain healthy, glossy and soft hair in 2023 and beyond.
1. Start with a healthy hair routine
The first hair resolution should be to start with the basics: your haircare routine. Your routine is very personal to your specific hair type and concerns, and will help you achieve your hair goals. A good hair care routine and the right products will help you get your healthiest hair yet!
Steps for a healthy hair routine:
Step 1: Cleanse: Washing your hair will leave your hair and scalp feeling clean, removing any products, grease, dirt and dead skin cells which might have built up. Our new and elevated Honey Infused Hair Wash is formulated with 92% naturally-derived ingredients to gently cleanse and deliver weightless moisture.
Step 2: Condition & nourish: Conditioning your hair helps to detangle, seal the cuticles and provide moisture. After shampooing your hair, seal in moisture and help remove any knots from your hair using our lightweight Honey Infused Conditioner.
Step 3: Detangle: Detangling your hair using our Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner will help eliminate knots and minimize breakage.
Step 4: Protect, prime & style: Protect your hair from breakage and enhance styling results by using a Heat Protecting Spray and Primer. Our styling products are infused with propolis which is a magical ingredient produced by our own honey bees in the Mirsalehi Bee Garden. Propolis naturally strengthens, volumizes, enhances hair texture and prevents breakage.
Step 5: Moisturize: After styling your hair or letting it air dry, you might want to add back in a little moisture. This is where our hero product, the Honey Infused Hair Oil comes in. Our Honey Infused Hair Oil is infused with Mirsalehi Honey, which helps attract and retain moisture. With regular use, your hair will become softer, stronger and healthier overall.
Creating and maintaining a healthy hair routine will help you stick to your New Year hair resolutions, so start with the basics and consider the steps (and hair care products made with natural ingredients) you might be missing in your routine currently.
2. Always protect your hair
This might be the most important step out of all of these hair resolutions, especially if you regularly use heat tools on your hair such as curling or straightening, or if you blowdry your hair. Always, always use a heat protectant on your hair before styling, like our Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray. Our heat spray protects the hair up to 230ᵒC/446ᵒF. It also contains a UV filter to prevent sun damage, which makes it suitable to use before exposing your hair to the sun.
The key ingredient is Mirsalehi Propolis from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden, which contains multiple oils, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids to protect hair and keep it healthy. Propolis is used by bees to protect and strengthen the walls of the beehive, making it a richly fortifying ingredient for your hair.
Another product you might want to add to your routine is a Leave-In Conditioner. The Honey Infused Leave In Conditioner is a leave-in treatment and protects from environmental stress i.e. heat & UV and helps damage recovery. If hair has been through a lot, such as frequent heated styling, our Leave-In Conditioner will protect from further damage and breakage.
3. Take care of your scalp
Scalp care might be one of the most overlooked steps in any hair care routine, but is actually one of the most important ones. A healthy scalp is the basis of healthy hair, as your scalp is where it all starts! So if you’re making one hair resolution this year, it should be scalp care.
The scalp contains thousands of hair follicles, from which individual strands of hair grow. Sebaceous glands in each hair follicle also produce sebum, which helps condition hair strands. This is why scalp issues are also linked to thinning hair, hair breakage and dullness.
The best cleansing routine for a healthy scalp
The best scalp care routine starts with the right shampoo. For the best results, choose a shampoo that is free of parabens and sulfates, like Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Wash. Our 92% naturally formulated hair wash gently cleanses and hydrates at the same time — it truly nourishes the hair and scalp for long-lasting benefits.
If your scalp is dry, you’ll want to be especially careful to avoid overwashing. If your scalp is oily, avoid harsh shampoos that can strip away the natural oils and trigger even more oil production.
Rebalancing scalp treatment
Follow up your scalp care with our Honey Infused Scalp Treatment twice a week to tackle recurring scalp issues. This concentrated scalp serum balances the scalp’s microbiome with the powers of Mirsalehi Honey, our proprietary Mirsalehi Honey Bee Garden Oil Blend and five natural scalp targeting active ingredients that tackle itchiness, oiliness, dryness, flakiness, and inflammation.
How to use: Apply small increments of scalp serum directly onto scalp in 1” (3cm) sections from the hairline to the crown. Gently massage in with fingertips for 5 minutes to distribute and allow the active ingredients to absorb. Leave on overnight, do not rinse. If you experience residue or oiliness in the morning, simply wash your hair.
4. Add nourishing treatments to your routine
If healthy, shiny hair is your goal, adding weekly deeply nourishing hair treatments should definitely be a part of your hair resolutions. Oil and hair mask treatments are two easy at-home treatments you can do that can help tackle specific hair concerns such as damage, dullness and dryness and improve the overall appearance and health of your hair.
Hair Mask Treatment
Use our Honey Infused Hair Mask when your hair is in need of a deep hydration boost. Apply a generous amount of the Honey Infused Hair Mask to damp or dry hair from mid-lengths to ends. Leave on for 5-7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with cool water.
For a more nourishing treatment, apply to damp or dry hair from mid-lengths to ends. Leave in overnight, then wash your hair the next morning. Repeat twice a week for optimal repair and restoration.
Honey Oil Overnight Treatment
A honey hair oil moisturizes, repairs, and strengthens the hair. For an overnight treatment, section your hair into 2 sections, then take 1 full syringe of the Honey Infused Hair Oil for each section and fully coat hair. Braid hair and let it absorb for a few hours or overnight. If the product isn’t fully absorbed, then give hair a light rinse or cleanse.
5. Take a break from heat styling
We all know that heat is one of the main causes of hair damage. Heat strips the hair of moisture, lifting and cracking the hair’s cuticle, making it more vulnerable to breakage. This is why giving your hair a break from heat styling - blow drying and using heated styling tools - is a good idea.
If you have curly hair, you can enhance your natural curls on the days you’re taking a break from heat styling. If your hair is straight or wavy, there are plenty of ways you can add curls and texture to your hair using heatless styling hacks.