My 2009 New Year's Resolution was to take better care of my hair.
It all started in late 2007, when I was really sick of wearing my hair in a bun all the time. I have relaxed 4a [?] hair, and wanted to start enjoying it by wearing it down. I thought a flat iron would be the answer to my worries.
Looking back, I knew very little about haircare. I would wash, blowdry and flat iron my hair once a week. I would often pass the flat iron over my ends daily. I often slept without a silk/satin bonnet. I always had long hair, and never really considered that I would suffer any damage to it. Obviously, I took it for granted.
By the end of 2008, I noticed a significant change (for the worst) in my hair. Almost every time I went for a touch-up, my hairdresser wanted to give me a trim. She's somewhat scissor-happy, but she was right - my ends were damaged.
Anyway, enough blabbing about the past; it's time to focus on the future!