7 Ways You Can Celebrate a Milestone in Your Hair Journey

Natural hair girlAs 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.

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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing. After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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Tsebo Kobbina

I see so many articles with black long hair. My hair does not grow. White people hair grows. The inference is black hair can’t grow it’s ugly I wish we had nice silky hair like whites I am sure I would have long hair by now. But this horrible black hair I hate it I wish I had silky smooth long hair . I am just stuck in this ugly body and hair that I hate so much!!!!!

Chanèl Johnson

It’s so sad you said that about yourself .

Chanèl Johnson

You’re beautiful and so is your hair

Tricia Medley

Tsebo Kobbina are you for real??? you need to love yourself not only for you but to teach your children

Sitara Byefeeled

That person cannot be real. It’s a white person pretending to be black

Tricia Medley

I was wondering if it was a fake comment

Chanèl Johnson

I was wondering but that same lady posted on another hair information article really bashing our hair . I hope she a scam , because I would hate a black woman to have that much negativity about there selves.

Ashley Martin

Chassidy

Chassidy Martin

Im going to get a trim and a blow out tomorrow

Ashley Martin

I need one myself