My Hair Journal Series 1A: 2017

Hello world.

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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