My Hair Journal Series 2: January 9-15

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See my hair journal for January 9-15, 2017

Lemme know what you think.

Inhale….. Exhale…. While your nappy hair speaks.

 

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My Hair Journal Series 1B: January 2-8

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Click on 2017-hair-journal-January-2-8 to see my  first hair journal write-up for January 2-8.

Lemme know what you think.

Xoxo….

 

My Hair Journal Series 1A: 2017

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As part of my HaiResolutions for 2017, I will be doing a weekly update of my hair journal.  These posts will be tagged as ‘My Hair Journal Series’. As always it is always my pleasure to have your opinions on any of my posts. Kindly like, share, re-blog and comment whenever. You can also follow me here or on any of my social media platforms.

Like every other adventure, during our natural hair journey, we stumble on many different products, write-ups and ideas on how to maintain a healthy natural hair. Because our hairs are different, many of these products, tips, and ideas may not work in the same way as the person who recommended it or in the way we think they would.  Conversely, our hair may love some of the treatments we give to it. There may also be changes in our hair which may result into changes in our hair care routine. Some products and routine treatment our hair loves may suddenly stop working.

It is important that we keep track of every care routine, treatment, products and changes to our hair. These will help us know how well our hair is doing. We need to discard those treatments that are not beneficial to us. The journal should just be a summary of everything.

Based on recommendations by curlcentric, I created a basic journal which I will be using as my template. As time goes by, I will tweak the template a bit. Do you already have a journal? If yes, please tell us how you did it so we can all learn from it.

See you on monday when I will post my first update for January 2-8, 2017.

Until then,

Inhale….. Exhale…… while your nappy hair speak.

PS: I suggest we do a length and volume checks at the beginning. I did not though but its better late than never.

My 2017 ‘HaiResolution’!!

Hello there!

It is about that time of the year when people make promises to do an act of self-improvement or act nicer to other people.  This is good. However, studies have shown that many persons don’t follow through with their resolutions till the end of the year most likely because they either set unrealistic or too many goals, they do not keeping track of progress and at times forgetfulness.

I have never fancied the January 1, of every year resolution trend because my year starts April 21 annually.. #smiles#…. But because this is my resolution, I will give a ‘HaiResolution’ this one time ONLY. Subsequent ‘HaiResolution’ will come April of every year.

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Here is my ‘HaiResolution’ for 2017.

  1. To do more deep conditioning. Because of my very busy schedule, I deep condition on an average of five weeks intervals.
  2. Patience!!!! I can confidently say I am patiently when it comes to matters not relating to my hair. When it comes to detangling my hair espaecially before a wash, OMG!! the story changes. I am so in a hurry to get done with the whole process. The end result is breakage.
  3. To engage in more protective styling.

The secret to accomplishing what matters most to you is committing your goals to writing.

Based on the above quote, I will also add  the next point on my list:

  1. To keep a natural hair journal. In my next post I will discuss what a natural hair journal is as well as its importance for every naturalista. I will also give you a peep into my customized journal.

What are your 2017 ‘HaiResolution’ and what measures have you put in place towards increasing your success rate? Please let me know in the comment section.

 

Until I come your way again…. XOXO

My journey so far…..

Hello dearies. My decision to go natural started in the last quarter of 2014. I was one of those people that had very long relaxed hair. Like most naturalistas, I experienced lots of breakage and at a point I got tired and needed a change of look. From that point onward, I started transitioning until march 2015 when I took the bold step to do the big-chop. Its a no going back for me since then. As a novice in the game and equipped with little information on how to maintain natural hair, especially the 4c hair, my hair was… weeeeeeeell……. growing but not so healthy from my point of view. once in a while I regret my action but I consciously refused to dwell on the negativities. And as a person whose principle in life is:

Whatever I find myself doing, I do my very best

I decided to do more research. I read people’s testimonies, blogs and tips on how they have been able to maintain their natural hair. I even went as far as subscribing to different channels and blogs for latest updates. The result????

I have done two not-so-big chops

Healthier hair

Better ways to manage my hair

and so on…..

I have tried several hair care routines and  products along the way. My hair loved some of them, disliked others while some others just fell in-between. The loved ones became a routine.  The ones that fell in between are archived to be tried some other time, after which they will either be discarded or maintained. See My most updated hair care products  for a list of products I use currently.

I am still on the look out for more tips and ideas to help manage my hair even more. Hoping to hear about your journey.

And until then, inhale…. exhale …….. while your nappy hair speak