It’s a new year!
Some people set resolutions, some set goals and some just try to start afresh. Whatever you decide to do I am sure you have a way you would like for your hair to be at the end of the year.
Yours may be that you want move volume or softer hair or longer hair or stronger strands or you want to transition to natural hair.
To achieve any of these there are certain steps that you have to follow to ensure that by the 31st of December this year, you can look back and smile that you have made your hair better in the way you see fit.
For your benefit I have enumerated 5 steps to ensure that you achieve your hair goals for the year (and probably even surpass them)
1. Set SMART goals.
SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound.
With this in mind you wouldn’t set a goal such as “Retain length”, instead you’ll set something like “Gain 4 inches of hair by December 31st”.
This is a SMART goal because it is specific and measurable because you want atleast 4 inches of new growth. That is most definitely achievable because on an average we grow 6 inches of hair a year, retaining 4 out of that is possible and it is time bound because you know when you need it to be achieved.
A goal such as ‘get softer hair’ may not be measurable but having a time line in which you will habe evident proof that your hair is softer can make that goal SMART.
2. Set up a hair regimen
Now you know what goal you want to achieve, the next step is to set up a credible hair regimen to help you achieve that goal.
You shouldn’t bombard your hair regimen with activities but make it one in which you can achieve your goals without doing too much and making it look like a chore or something tiring.
Read more on setting up a hair regimen here.
My online course, “demystifying natural hair” also teaches on regimen setting. Enrol here.
I have talked a lot about consistency on this blog. It is not only a key to achieving your hair goals but is also important in setting up a healthy lifestyle.
Don’t follow up on your care regimen one month then give up the next month, if you decide to stick to protective styling, follow it through.
4. Find support
As a natural hair girl, we can get discouraged sometimes when we try out certain treatments or regimen and they don’t work.
This makes it very important to surround ourselves with the right people who will give us the right information.
All hair is not the same and will not react to treatments the same, surround yourself with people who will cheer you on and help you through your journey.
I offer individualized consulting services and run a support forum on a monthly subscription basis, get information from a guru and join a community of naturalistas here.
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5. Seek more information
You’ve probably done research on what you want to achieve before, you’ve read up all the content and watched the YouTube videos but trust me you can never have too much knowledge.
Subscribe to blogs like this or follow YouTubers so you are constantly supplied with new information as time goes by.
What are your hair goals for 2019? I would love to read them in the comment section.
Find out more about natural hair and how to make it seem less of a mountain than it feels in my online course “demystifying natural hair“.
Stay fresh, stay you.
– Drop of black.