With 2023 just around the corner, it’s time to start setting some goals for the new year. Take control of your gorgeous curly hair in 2023 and let it be the star of the show. Here are 10 new year hair to help inspire everyone with curly hair to have a healthy, happy set of locks!<br /> <br />10 New Year Hair Resolutions for Curly Hair<br />1. Learn a Curling Routine That Works for Your Hair<br />Let’s face it — everyone's curl type and texture is different. Social media is full of videos explaining as well as videos sharing extensive curly hair care routines.<br />The tricky part is that we all have unique curl needs because of our different hair textures and curl patterns, that one person’s routine won’t work for everyone. Make this the year you finally find the exact routine that works perfectly for your type of curly hair. Be patient, as this might take some time. Try out new products, test new styling methods, and research until you find the routine that leaves your hair feeling healthy. <br />2. Regularly Try Out Heat-Free Hairstyles<br />Regular use of heat styling can dry your hair out, cause split ends, and cause heat damage without using the proper products. Make one of your hair goals for the upcoming year to experiment with heat-free styles from time to time. You can try using heat-free curling tools or try a styling routine that allows your curls to air dry naturally. If you’re someone who prefers to blow-dry your curls, we recommend diffusing the hair to evenly distribute heat and keep curls healthy.<br />3. Incorporate More Moisture<br />Curly hair may look and feel very different from one person to the next, but one thing that's universal is that curly hair needs moisture. Keeping your hair hydrated is what will help your curls stay frizz-free, defined, and voluminous all day long. <br />You can incorporate more moisture into your hair by using the right set of products. Some of our favorite moisture-locking products are:<br /><br /><br />Ouidad’s Moisture Lock® Leave-In Conditioner <br /><br /><br />Ouidad’s Curl Recovery® Whipped Curls® Conditioner &amp; Primer <br /><br /><br />Ouidad’s Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Curl Treatment<br /><br /><br />4. Wash Your Hair in Lukewarm Water<br />Most of us are guilty of enjoying a deliciously hot shower. Unfortunately, that scalding hot water isn’t very good for your hair. Hot water has the same effect as hot styling tools and can strip all the moisture out of your curls, leaving you with dry hair. Switch your hot showers for lukewarm ones and you’ll quickly see an improvement in your hair. Another good solution is to use a highly moisturizing shampoo, like our Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil Shampoo. <br />5. Let Curls Be Curls<br />We celebrate all waves, curls, and coils, and encourage you to wear your hair however you feel the most confident! You don’t need to spend hours every day fretting about having every curl in place. Embrace your hair for its natural beauty and know that some styling can improve it, but you don’t need to conquer it. Let your hair be the imperfect, beautiful masterpiece it’s meant to be. “Ouidad believes in letting curls be curls – every day and everywhere.” <br />6. Schedule Regular Deep Conditioning Treatments<br />Think about your skin care routine. You probably have a daily routine and then you have extra steps, like the LED face lamp or the intense retinol face mask, that you do once a week. Your curls can also benefit from a similar schedule. Every once in a while, your hair deserves that extra step with a deep conditioning treatment. These treatments add moisture back into your hair and can help strengthen, repair, and define your curls so they look extra healthy. <br />Deep conditioning treatments are especially important for those who color their hair, or for those who are looking to transition from heat styling to natural curls.<br />Ideally, aim to deep condition your hair once a week. You can deep condition at home with Ouidad’s Ultra-Nourishing Intense Hydrating Mask, which is appropriate for all curl types and is infused with argan oil to renourish your hair. <br />7. Don’t Forget to Treat Your Scalp<br />With so much focus on the hair, it can be easy to forget the scalp. But your scalp needs love and attention too! And there’s no better time than the New Year to incorporate a scalp scrub into your regular curly hair care regimen. Scalp scrubs exfoliate your scalp and remove excess oil, dirt, and product buildup. The result is lighter hair that isn’t weighed down by oil, as well as healthy-looking and voluminous roots. <br />Ouidad’s Heavy Lifting® Heavy Lifting Bubbling Scalp Mask is a rinse-off hair mask that helps promote healthy, bouncy curls. Pair the scalp mask with Ouidad’s Bye-Bye Dry!® Soothing + Moisturizing Scalp Serum for a complete, spa-worthy scalp treatment.<br />8. Good-For-Curls Ingredients<br />Your hair needs vitamins too! Look for formulas that have ingredients like pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, and vitamin C to strengthen your curls and keep them looking healthy. Nourishing oils and butters are also good ingredients to look for if you're looking to add some extra hydration. <br />9. Protect Your Curls at Night <br />Hair care is never off-duty — even at night! This year, incorporate some extra steps into your night routine that will help your hair immensely. Every night you should add your favorite hair oil to your curls and wrap them up in a satin scarf or bonnet. Compared to cotton, satin is a much softer, gentler fabric that will protect your hair and won’t cause breakage or frizz. <br />10. Get Regular Trims<br />We all know regular trims are essential, but have you wondered how often to trim curly hair? This upcoming year, get on a regular hair-trimming schedule of every six to 12 weeks, depending on the hair length you prefer. Regular hair trims can help your hair feel thicker, shinier and healthier. It’s also important to find a curl specialist that you trust. Use our Salon Locator tool to find products or a certified curl specialist near you! <br /> <br />New Year, New Curly Hair Goals<br />These 10 new year hair resolutions will help you embrace the curl in 2023. Your hair is beautiful and deserves all the love and attention in the world. After making just a few of the changes on this list, you might be surprised by how quickly you’ll see an improvement in your curls! And Ouidad products are there to support you through your entire 2023 curl-loving hair journey.