Making goals each year is a good thing because it gives you something to look forward to and a challenge to overcome and making plans to obtain those goals gives your goals heart, meaning and life. We all have goals and most of us here have hair goals but if you have nothing but an empty statement of what you want to achieve your goal will be as flimsy as a wet piece of paper.
The plans behind our goals are the meat and potatoes that will make your goal setting and achievement successful. For example, if your goal is to lose 50 lbs this year or by your 2015 birthday then your plan should involve exercising a few times a week or eating better. Let’s get even more specific. If your goal is to get your body into shape then your plan would specifically state the types of exercises you would incorporate and a specific diet.
Whether you are natural or relaxed you should have hair goals and they must be attainable and less like pipe dreams. I want to lose about 60lbs and have hair down to my butt is not enough of a realistic goal without a clear set plan. We deliberately left out goals that had anything to do with growth because your hair is always growing.
Here are some goals that are simple, attainable, realistic and positive that will give your hair whatever it needs and allow you to feel accomplished in 2015.
1. Introducing more natural oils* into your regimen
Natural oils* are big business now and whether natural or relaxed you cannot find a product that is not boasting about having one (or more) in their bottle. Jojoba oil*, Mafura Oil, Hemp oil*…the names seem endless and so do the benefits. Our world is chocked full of essential and carrier oils and many can feed your hair all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and grow.
If you are stuck on a favorite oil then expand a tad bit and incorporate a few new ones and see if you like them as much if not better. Having dandruff issues? Try tea tree oil* acts as anti-fungal that kills the bacteria causing the over production of the skin cells which creates white flakes called dandruff. Having problems with moisture retention? Give hemp oil* a try as it shores up the inter-cellular matrix, and will protect your strands against moisture loss.
2. Trying more DIY hair mixes.
Not everyone likes creating a DIY mix and actually you do not have to but if you want something that you just cannot find that works just for you then trying a DIY might be the answer. What do you think tea and coffee rinses are?
They are DIY mixes or recipes that allow you to do for yourself what a bottle can not or will not do for you. If you brew your favorite tea, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, then you have a DIY mix that can be used on your hair!
It just takes a little creativity, ingenuity and guts to try something new and no one says you need more than 3 items for a DIY. Some mixtresses make it ultra complicated but never feel you have to do the same.
Think small, simple and what your hair needs and you will come up with something that will be perfect for you. Interested in Ayurveda? Just add a Ayurvedic powder (like Marshmallow root) to your conditioner and you made your own Ayurvedic mix! Yes, it is really that simple.