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10 Things Women With Beautiful Hair Don’t Do

10 Things Women With Beautiful Hair Don’t Do

Do you want to have long, healthy hair? Many people spend a lot of money trying to make their hair healthy and long, but if they treat their hair badly they often see no results. Check out these 10 that things women with beautiful hair don’t do.

1. They Don’t Wash Their Hair Every Day

Many women with beautiful hair only wash their hair once or twice a week, and this helps them to maintain their beautiful hair. Frequent washing will strip your hair of its natural oils, and these natural oils can actually help to style your hair. Avoid dry shampoo between washes, too, as it can be very drying.

2. They Don’t Choose A Cheap Haircut

Instead of choosing the cheaper hairdresser, splash out and treat yourself. If you have a great hairstyle, you can leave your hair to air-dry and use less styling products, which will help to keep your hair healthy and shiny. When you get a haircut, consider styling, up-dos, and the weather to make sure you end up with a hairstyle you’re happy with.

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3. They Don’t Just Use Hair Conditioner – They Also Use Steam

Hair conditioner will moisturize and protect your hair, but using steam as well will improve the effects of the conditioner. After you have put conditioner on your hair in the shower, put on a shower cap or cling film to keep the heat in. This will help you to lock in extra moisture.

4. They Don’t Ignore Their Scalp

Your hair grows out of your scalp, so it is important to keep your scalp just as healthy as your hair if you want to have beautiful hair. Scalp massages will help to promote hair growth while exfoliating your scalp.

5. They Don’t Blow Dry Their Hair Every Day

Women with long, healthy hair rarely use heat on their hair – ideally they never do.  Hair dryers will dry out your hair, so try to only use them occasionally, or cut down your use to give your hair a break.

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6. They Don’t Ignore Their Ends

The ends of your hair are older and dryer than the roots of your hair, so it is important to give the ends some extra attention. Coconut oil has very small particles, so it is a great moisturizer as it can actually penetrate your hair follicles and improve the condition of your hair.

7. They Don’t Neglect Brushing Their Hair

Brushing your hair gets rid of dead hair while stimulating your scalp. Look after your hair by regularly brushing it with a wide-tooth comb, starting from the ends to prevent damage.

8. They Sleep On Hair-Friendly Pillows

The towels and pillows you use actually have a big impact on your hair, so it is important to choose your towels and pillows wisely. Silk pillows are better for your hair as they tend to draw moisture into your hair.

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9. They Don’t Style Their Hair All At Once

If you want to create the perfect, beautiful up-do, breaking your hair into sections will make the task easier and it will make the style look more polished. Sectioning off parts of your hair while styling is also useful if you’re straightening or curling your hair.

10. They Don’t Forget To Moisturise Their Hair

There are leave-in conditioners, overnight masks, oils, and moisturizing creams that can help to keep your hair in great condition all of the time. The right food will help moisturize your hair too — try out fish, fresh vegetables, avocados and coconut oil.

What do you think of these tips? Share this with your friends with great hair and see what they think!

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Featured photo credit: Ed Gregory via stokpic.com

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Amy is a writer who blogs about relationships and lifestyle advice.

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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