Soooo, Christmas is over, the New Year is here and we’re 5lbs heavier (don’t lie because I know you are!). So what’s next for us Naturalistas?! Setting goals that’s what! I’m not talking about New Year’s Resolutions, I’m referring to goals we can set and achieve in regards to our hair.
Over the years, many of us have probably lost touch with what we should do with our hair. We’ve probably fallen into the path of repetitive hair styling (the ponytails that have terrorised our hairline) or have a lack of enthusiasm when trying to maintain healthy hair.
For those who have just started ‘the journey’, setting hair goals will be a prime way to keep the motivation flowing and those who have become stuck at the same point for a while (e.g. stunted growth), goals can help develop new ways to rejuvenate the love for your hair that has been lost.
Goals are there to provide challenges for us and once accomplished, your sense of achievement will be overwhelming but worth it! From starting my natural hair journey with a hair length of one inch, I never would have thought that it would be collarbone-length in 15 months, (the same length that my hair was when I decided to cut it). My personal goal is to reach armpit-length by the end of the year and I have faith that with a little care and attention to how my hair is maintained, this is an achievable goal if I remain dedicated and I know all you Kinks will keep me on target.
If you know you’re one of those people who can’t stick to long-term goals, start off small. Base your goal on a month or two, unless you know you are in it for the long haul.
Here’s a few goals to get your juices flowing:-
- Trim off all dead ends so you can start this year’s journey off fresh
- Phase out the need to use chemical induced products and opt for natural ones instead
- Grow your hair half an inch each month – stay motivated by documenting the growth with pictures & a journal
Remember, we must crawl before we walk but we will all get our desired look with a little patience 😉
By Maria Kerr
Tell me some of your hair goals?