How These CNY Hair Dos and Don’ts Might Affect Your Fortune
Growing up from the traditional Chinese family, the elders always remind us of all these Lunar New Year traditions – what you should religiously follow and what are the taboos. Some might think these customs are simply superstitions, but there’s a saying in Chinese – “always believe its existence than to regret it when it turns out to be true”. Chinese people believe some of the hair-related customs might even change your fortune for the year, so let’s scroll down to find out what are the Lunar New Year dos and don’ts you have to watch out for:
1. Do: Annual Spring Clean before the Spring Festival
New Year customs do not begin on the first day of New Year but two days before it – the 28th day of the final lunar month to be exact. This is the day when we all have to do our annual spring cleanup, out with the old and in with the new to welcome the new year with a clean slate! But apart from cleaning our home and our wardrobe, it’s essential to clean our mane, thoroughly too. To achieve the best cleansing results, always double cleanse – both your hair and your scalp. Use Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil to remove products buildups and Reset Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo to detox, the pink clay in the shampoo can deeply cleanse and rebalance scalp’s natural oil.
2. Don’t: Wash Your Hair
Don’t freak out, we don’t mean not to wash your hair for the whole year, but only on the first day of Lunar New Year (yep, even though your hair is already a bit oily and dirty from all the relatives visiting sessions). This tradition does not come from nowhere, in fact, the word “hair” and “prosperity” in Chinese are homonyms. Washing your hair on the first day of New Year means washing away your luck too. We know you’ve still got many family and friends gathering scheduled, to prevent showing up with flat and oily hair, slay your 2nd day hair with Perk Up Dry Shampoo and Silken Up Dry Conditioner for that unwashed but washed freshness.
3. Do: Always Style Your Hair Before Visiting Relatives
You can’t call it a proper CNY festival without some family and friends reunions, and you must show up smart and sharp. Apart from putting on your new outfit, a new hairstyle is another way to elevate your whole look. Use digital titanium styler to breathe new life into your hair, try Korean romantic waves, new year glam curls or a simple inner curl will do the trick!
4. Don’t: Cut Your Hair
Like washing your hair, cutting it is also a big no-no in the Spring Festival. The reason is the same as washing your hair, cutting it carries the ominous meaning of cutting away your fortune and will make a huge impact on your financial luck in the coming year. If you want to make the cut, better do it before Chinese New Year or after.
5. Do: Welcome The Spring with Something Red
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Red has a symbolic meaning of happiness and luck in Chinese tradition. Therefore, the Chinese believe wearing red and putting on red decoration will bring good luck to the person or the family. We know red can be a very unforgiving color. If you don’t want to be all red head to toe, wear red hair accessories instead. A top knot with red scrunchies or a red padded headband will add a little extra subtle chic CNY vibe to your look.