As I sat down to think about what I want to achieve for 2015, I recognized that I had made it to two years on my healthy hair journey.
Usually I don’t do resolutions because frankly I never got much done that way, but the last resolution I made was to whip my hair back into shape. Then it dawned on me that I had actually accomplished a New Year’s resolution.
Like several of us here at BHI when I started my goal was length, but I had learnt quickly that length is a result of health, so I buckled down and two years later I can boast of success!
Of course this called for a celebration of some sort and then it got me thinking about you. Perhaps you are at the beginning of your journey, perhaps it’s your first year, second year or some other threshold has been reached with regards to your tresses.
After such dedication and commitment, you are entitled to some type of celebration so here are some suggestions on how you can celebrate a milestone in your HHJ.
Get a good trim
If it has been a while since you invested in a trim, do it. A trim will get rid of the weathered ends, knots and splits that can seriously hamper your length retention if length is what you are after.
If it’s all about health, you must admit that splits indicate the result of deficiencies and damaged areas; not exactly the poster child of a healthy head of hair. Therefore those most concerned with health should get some satisfaction after a snip session that is totally warranted.
Get it Professionally Done
I know that for many who have taken the care of their hair into their own hands going my suggestion to go to salon is like a curse word. For those who are not opposed to the idea, going to a good salon can be quite exhilarating. It can be like a spa treatment for your hair.
The anticipation leading up to the actual visit add to the air of excitement one gets when celebrating something special, so take your time researching salons, scope them out if you have to, then make the decision best for you.
Add Some Color
If you are not averse to color and you’ve been toying with the idea, go for it. I do suggest you wait until your hair is healthy enough to take on that process.
Above all, I suggest using natural dyes such as henna* which also happens to strengthen hair. A little color can provide such a great lift. You don’t even have to go full-on if you are not sure how you will like it.
Originally posted 2015-01-30 15:00:08.