The Importance of Habit-Building: Achieving and Sustaining Scalp Health

May 10, 2022 | Written by Jacinta Sherris

James Clear, New York Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits, put it best when he explained that “success is the product of daily habits – not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”

This rule of thumb applies to nearly any area of life you can imagine – from relationships to career, health to hair growth. We’ve heard time and time again that it’s the little, consistent efforts over the long-haul that yield the most sustainable results. Rome wasn’t built in a day, your career won’t take off in a week, and your hair is going to need longer than a month to reach its full potential.

At Collective Laboratories, we’ve spent decades researching the best that nature and science have to offer for scalp health and hair growth. We’ve found that in order to see the most impactful results, developing the right wellness habits is a must.

Long-term Results

Habits are traditionally defined as behavior that has been performed almost daily in a repetitive context, so much so that the action becomes a subconscious tendency. Therein lies the key element – that the behavior has become practically subconscious.

It means that once you’ve built up a habit, you don’t have to remind yourself to keep it up. It becomes part of your routine. Getting up early is the usual, acknowledging your partner’s efforts is second-nature, and your day feels off when you haven’t squeezed in some exercise or meditation.

To say that humans are creatures of habits is a bit of an understatement. Research continuously suggests that habits drive a large chunk of our actions. One study found that habits were responsible for about 40% of our daily behavior.

With so much influence over our day-to-day and our future, it’s no wonder why it’s critical to foster healthy habits in line with our long-term goals.

How To Build Habits – According To Science

On average, it takes about 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic, or what we call a “habit.” By following a few simple steps, you can develop long-term habits that will improve your wellbeing.

Create a plan

It’s also critical to understand how smaller actions relate to your larger purpose. Creating a roadmap of your goals will help you visualize your path to success.

Research has shown that you’ll find more success in following through on your goals when you identify not only what you’re trying to accomplish, but also the how, when, and where.

If your goal is to meditate regularly, identify what you need to achieve your goal. Do you need to make time in your day for regular meditation practice? Do you know how to meditate? Do you have any expectations of how you will feel during or after meditation?

Connect with community

It’s exciting to think about fulfilling our long-term goals. Finding a community of like minded individuals can help overcome the initial inertia of habit formation as well as sustain momentum and drive consistency. Your community is there to celebrate victories together and support you through the struggles. Engaged communities check in with you to see how you are progressing towards your goals. Most importantly, your community keeps you accountable to your goals.

For example, if you want to exercise more, you can join the community at your local gym, or perhaps even schedule a workout ‘dates’, to hold yourself accountable to the commitment.

Forgive yourself

Following through with each step on your roadmap without hiccups is ideal. However, it’s unlikely this will be the case. It’s common and normal to slip up. The key is to get back on track as quickly as possible.

Even successful people fall off track every now and then. Life happens, and it’s impossible to function at your top capacity all the time.

When this happens it’s easy to start doubting yourself, or even feel that you’re not up to par. But you don’t want these feelings to define you or influence your actions. The most important thing is that you bounce back quickly.

Be gentle with yourself and accept that slip ups are okay. Don’t hold onto the things you didn’t do right. Stay focused on what you have accomplished, what you’re going to achieve, and get back in the game.

Making Hair Care a Habit

Everyone wants healthy hair. But if you’re struggling with a health condition that’s damaging your scalp and weakening your strands – it can seem like a far-off, or even impossible goal. At Collective Laboratories, we’ve developed powerful, effective, and nature-derived products to bring balance to your scalp and encourage healthy growth. But consistency of use is important to see results.

Still, we recognize that our products are not a quick-fix.

Our powerful solutions are most potent when they’re used on a consistent basis, in combination with other healthy hair care practices. It comes down to developing the right habits that promote scalp and hair health. This entails:

  • Healthy diet
  • Optimal vitamin intake
  • Movement
  • Addressing underlying conditions that may be causing or exacerbating hair loss
  • Using clean, growth-encouraging products

Packed with clean and effective ingredients, which multiple studies have confirmed significant improvements in scalp health and hair growth – our Activating Serum is designed to become an everyday part of your hair care routine.

Whether you use the Serum in the morning, after brushing your teeth, or before settling down for bed – it’s all about consistency.

Consistency is about building empowering habits and routines that you partake in every single day that keep you focused on your goals, like healthy hair. It essentially comes down to your ability to hold yourself accountable for the daily choices you make with no excuses and no complaints.

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