Many people believe that this is just about the time when we abandon our New Year resolutions. At this time, we are supposed to feel totally dejected because we’ve let go of our dear-old resolve.

Maybe that is true, but I say, hell, you can always jump right back in and try again. You have a whole year to perfect them. That said, here are five hair routines to let go of…forever.

Not trimming your ends

I can’t understand why we’re so scared of a pair of scissors. Split ends cause breakage and weaken the hair. A little snipping goes a long way in gaining the length you want. Do it regularly.

DIY bangs

We’ve all gone through stressful times when we feel less than zero. Why is it at those times when there’s no salon in sight, that we decide to cut bangs or give ourselves a trim? C’mon, it’s not just me…is it?

Unwrapped P.M. tresses

This kinda’ goes hand-in-hand with the sleeping-in-makeup thing. No matter if your hair is relaxed or natural, you need to protect your hair before hitting the hay. So whether that means slipping on a bonnet, scarf or a satin pillowcase, wrap it up.

The love below

How do I handle this discreetly? If you wait too long to get your private parts waxed, you will be in a world of trouble (and indescribable pain). Try to stick to a schedule so you can get in and out smoothly.

Relaxing hair too often

Stretching relaxers is so 2013. In fact, I remember hearing a stylist say no one’s hair needs to be relaxed every four weeks. Challenge yourself to stretch your relaxer by one week. After all, baby steps can help save your “baby hair”.

What hair habits are you dropping in 2013, Clutchettes?

-Shaunequa Brathwaite

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