April 23, 2013

An Authentic, Healthy Hair Journey

via GoodHairDiaries

It seems like there are a million blogs, websites and forums devoted to teaching you how to care for your hair. The do's and don'ts are incredibly clear. Something inside of you says that you better listen if you want your hair to look like (fill in the blank). So what do you do? You run out and buy all the conditioners and oils that your 'hair idol' uses and start applying exactly as they would.

You twist your hair into knots and plait your hair for braids-outs to achieve the low maintenance look of your 'hair idol'. 1 year later your hair is worse off than it was when you first started. You have four different lengths to your hair and it's not from going to the salon for a layered cut. So what happened? You didn't listen to your own head of hair. Let me give you a few pointers for an authentic healthy hair journey-


1. Get to know your hair

-Take pictures of your hair.
-Find your healthy balance between protein and moisture.
-Keep a hair journal to track your progress.
-Find out what products your hair responds well to

2. Be consistent

-You won't know if something works unless you stick with it for a while.  I recommend 14 to 30 days of a consistent regimen to see results.
-Don't have too many products in your regimen if you plan to be consistent. Try one new thing at a time and keep a journal to record your results.

3. Be patient
-Everything worth having takes a bit of time and effort to achieve
-There is no magic elixir to grow your hair to your knee caps. There is only hard work & TLC

What does your authentic healthy hair journey consist of?

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