Friday, January 1, 2010

Past reflections & future goals

Happy New Year! So this month makes 1 year since my natural hair unveiling and I’m so happy that I made the decision to take this ride. This journey that I embarked on brought so many revelations. I had already done a good bit of research on natural hair care but I soon realized that I would spend the next 12 months continuing to discover new things! I’ve experienced set backs and frustrations but I will move forward knowing that I’ve learned valuable lessons that will make the journey in 2010 that much better!

I’m totally focused on HAIR HEALTH this year. For me, three areas are crucial to attaining my goals. Firstly, I must find my staple products and stick with them. While I do need to use up what was purchased in my PJ days, I can no longer accept incorporating so many different product lines into my routine from wash to wash. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with wanting to try/buy a new product. I’ve had fun experimenting with store-bought and homemade solutions (and I will continue to mix up my own potions) but my hair is overwhelmed with the constant product changes.

Another goal is wearing my hair protected the majority of the time. Buns, wigs and braids are just some of the styles I will wear to keep my ends protected. I did not retain the length I desired last year and I believe styling was one of the main culprits for that.

Lastly, I must make hydration a priority. Towards the last of the year, I’d gotten better with hydrating my hair every day or every other day but I’m still not where I need to be with hydrating the INSIDE. I know keeping a water bottle with me at all times will encourage me to stay on track.

Ok, now it’s your turn to dish! What are some of your 2009 hair reflections? Did you reach any of your goals? What do you plan and look forward to in 2010?

Thanks for reading. Be blessed!



ChocolateOrchid said...

Hey Lady! Happy New Year!!

For 2009, my plan was to grow my hair healthy and I've been successful at that. For 2010, I plan to continue to grow it. My goal is for my hair to be a little past my shoulders when I wear it out (like twist-outs, braid-outs and such0. (Not sure how this will go if I do a wash-n-go due to shrinkage.) It's coming along pretty well. I just plan to keep it up by doing alot of protective styling this winter and treating it really well w/oil steam treatments, deep treatments and great healthy products.

CallaLily said...

Same to you ChocolateOrchid! That is so wonderful for you. I know this year will be better for me. I've actually made up a journal that I record all of my hair happenings in, lol. I don't think I have any lenght goals - I do want to retain it but ultimately I don't think I want to just let it keep going as long as it can. I give props to those who can handle all that hair!

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