Last year, I shared a lot of hair care regimens that I discovered, tried and incorporated into my own routine. This year, I want to take you all with me on my journey to reach bra strap length hair. As I discover new hair care methods I will continue to share them with you, but I want to be more personal and I think incorporating my hair journey into the blog will help me to do that AND…. I am requesting that you join me in reaching a hair goal… It does not have to be a hair growth goal, it could be some thing as simple as getting regular trims. Whatever it is, choose a hair goal that you would like to accomplish by December 2017 and share them with me in the comments below. Try to make it specific as possible, allowing you to create a plan on how your going to accomplish your goal by the end of the year. Let’s hold each other accountable!!!

So a little history:
Back in September of 2014, I had gotten my hair trimmed and colored. Well, it ended up being more of a “cut” than a trim… I was celebrating my 30th Birthday, so I decided I would roll with it and call it a new beginning. After all you cannot un-cut hair, right? Over these past two years, I have been very inconsistent with caring for my color treated hair, which we all know requires some extra TLC. As a result, my hair growth was very inconsistent. At one point it seemed like for every step forward, I would end up two steps back after a few months. So I decided to put an end to the Cha-Cha slide and get my hair back on point.

Photos by A. Orange Photography

I got my last trim this past November and currently my hair is at arm pit length with layers. This is not a journey about perfection but rather consistency and discipline. I have 5 main goals that I came up with to help meet my goal by December 2017:
One: Consistency… This is where I went wrong these past two years, I lacked consistency. Yes, I moisturized my hair and wore protective styles, but I there were times when I didn’t feel up to fooling with my hair, so I didn’t. And with color treated hair, you have to pay close attention to your hair, especially those super dry ends and intervene before it is time for a trim- Oops, my bad!

Two: Deep condition weekly… I slipped up on this important component of hair care. I did not deep condition often and my hair suffered because of it.

Three: Drinking more water… I have told you all how much I hate water and how badly I struggle with this, but I have started the year off right-Yay! I drink at least 64oz of water daily. It really helps to have refillable water bottles with measurements, without these I’d be falling off the wagon. This was actually one of my health goals for this year. And let me tell you, I can already see a difference in my skin. (Beware, you will be in the bathroom… a lot!!!)

Four: Scalp massages… I actually started incorporating scalp massages toward the end of the year. And I decided that I would continue this into the new year. Scalp massages are perfect for relaxation at the end of the day, plus it is a great way to increase blood flow to your follicles.

Five: Protein treatments bi-monthly… I did very few, if any, protein treatments this past year. I really should have been diligent with this while I had color! I vowed to myself that I would incorporate protein treatments bi-monthly. If I see the need to adjust the frequency, I will do so in the future based on the needs of my hair.

Your goals don’t have to be complex or difficult, most times its the smallest change that makes a big difference.

What are your Hair goals for 2017? Please feel free to leave comments below.
Thank you for stopping by!!!!!

XOXO

Tamara

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I would have to say that my natural hair goals for 2017 would be consistent care. I admit I’ve been lazy since getting my hair colored and trimmed back in 2015. That was due to nursing school. Now that I’m done with school I have more time with deep conditioning treatments weekly along with protein treatments. Thanks for being an inspiration to the natural sisters including myself. I love your blogs. Please keep sharing:)

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Thank you for sharing Jennifer!!!! Consistency is key! It was hard for me to maintain a consistent regimen during nursing school as well. Depending on your work schedule, you may have to designate days for your hair care regimen to help you stay on track!

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Hey pretty lady..your hair looks great! Make me wanna try again to find a routine with these thin and bald spots iim getting more and more of in my head!! Alas mine is hereditary I’ve been told and nothing seems to work! You keep up the great works with your hair though your consistency iis really paying off!!👍👍

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Thank you!!!

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