Persistence Is Better Than Perfection In Your Hair Regimen

Black woman with long flowing kinky natural hair

Everyone's heard the story that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times when trying to create a working light bulb before finally succeeding. When asked about it, Edison allegedly said, 'I did not fail 10,000 times. I have successfully discovered 10,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb'. Now that figure changes from 10,000 to 5000 or even 1000 depending on who's telling the story and whether he actually ever said those words is open to debate but the fact remains that Edison failed A LOT before he successfully created a working light bulb.

In your long healthy hair journey, not preparing yourself for failure is the one of the biggest mistakes you can make. You may be starting off with severely damaged hair that WILL break for a while before the new healthy hair comes in and breakage reduces. Learning how to handle your hair is a learning curve as well, it took me almost a year to automatically remember to comb my hair from the ends to the roots and not the other way around.


You need a paid membership to read the rest of this article. You can either login in below or sign up here:

OR


About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

ENJOYED THIS POST? JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER!

Sign Up Now


MORE FROM BHI

6
Leave a Reply

avatar
6 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
Trisha Anderson LoveFelicia McKenziePweetispecial CokeLarQueen BrownClement Komivi Dogbe Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of
Portia Motsage

Have to be persistant with my routine!!

LarQueen Brown

Gorgeous !

Clement Komivi Dogbe

Sooo freaking pretty!

Pweetispecial Coke

oooooooooh killem <3 <3 <3 <3

Felicia McKenzie

Gorgeous!

Trisha Anderson Love

Beautiful