We just entered the year 2014, and like any other new year we are encouraged to start anew. One of the ways that we do this is by setting goals. If you have a particular vision for your hair in the new year, let me help you set goals that you can achieve and be proud of.
Goal Setting Tips
1. Be Specific!
I find that being specific about my hair goals helps me to remain focused and motivated to stay on track. For instance, my hair goal for 2014 is to reach full bra-strap length when straightened with a blunt cut and thick ends by January 1 2015. Another reason for making your healthy hair goals specific is that your hair regimen needs to help you meet these specific goals.
2. Develop a Simple Hair Regimen!
Most folks don't stick to their hair regimens for two main reasons:
It takes too long to get through their daily hair regimen.
All you really need to begin with is a wash, deep condition and moisturizing schedule. Keep it super simple and you will be consistent. If you need more help building a regimen, read this post I did a while ago or book an email consultation with me and learn all the tips and tricks I have up my sleeve.
Make sure that your regimen coincides with your hair goals. For instance, if your goal is healthier ends, you'll want to make sure that protective styling, moisturizing and sealing and deep conditioning are major parts of your regimen.
3. Set Mini Goals Leading to Your Ultimate Goal!
Be sure to break your ultimate goal down to mini ones. For instance, if your goal is to retain 6 inches (15cm) length this year, be sure to do a length check every quarter to be sure you are on the right track. if you aren't retaining the length, then you know that you can change a few things in your regimen before the year is up.
4. Track It!
Keep a journal and take lots of pictures of your hair. I can't stress this enough! Document what your doing to your hair, what products work and which don't. Take lots of pictures of your hair at many different stages to keep up with your progress. When you look back at your hair journey, you'll really be able to put a finger on what works for YOUR hair.
What are your new year healthy hair goals? let me know in the comment section below.
Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!
Welcome to Good Hair Diaries or GHD as I now like to refer to it. My name is Kavuli and I am passionate about DIY hair care. I decided to start this blog back in September of 2009 after reading an article written in the New York Times about natural ethnic hair. Being an African woman , I believed that I had something valuable to say to my community. It is possible to have the head of hair of your dreams with proper care and information. You can attain it all by yourself!
GHD cares about one type of hair only...HEALTHY HAIR! I love natural, transitioning, relaxed and locked hair, and my goal is to provide information to women of every hair group without bias. I have been relaxed, weaved, wigged, braided up and cut short. I am currently natural with near bra strap length curly hair. Follow me as I review products, interview the natural hair community, figure out a solid hair regimen, research ethnic hair care and ramble about all those things that makeGOOD HAIR!
Kavuli Nyali-Binase is South Africa's top hair blogger and natural hair guru. With a head of highly textured hair - and a mind enriched with biochemistry and microbiology knowledge, Nyali-Binase took the obvious step into turning a passion for hair into a career.
"I believe that all things worth having will take time, hard work and dedication. This also applies to hair. Your best head of hair won't appear overnight, so patience and consistency is key,".