Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is a must to reach success. Whether it be planning for a new diet or making a plan for a career, in the end you must be goal oriented. Your hair is no exception to this rule.
We all have dreams of healthy, long, and luscious hair. From experience, we have found out that achieving such a goal does not happen overnight. Especially since most of the time is spent trying to figure out what our hair actually likes.
Once we find out that crucial element to the puzzle, we can begin putting a plan in place for the next milestone.
The first thing to take into consideration when making a S.M.A.R.T. goal is that it has to be specific. Saying you want to have long hair and leaving it at that simply is not good enough.
Yes, a goal of long hair is achievable, but you are selling yourself a dream if you are not specific with your demands. However , saying you want to have waist length hair by the end of 2016 is much better.
When you put a “what” and “when” to your goal you are more likely to stay focused when achieving it. I didn’t focus on my hair goals until I did this. I would make sure I kept up on my deep conditions and protein treatments so I was sure to achieve my goal.
When you make goals for your hair you have to make sure it is measurable. This simply means track your progress! Buy a length check online – there’re plenty to choose from! Another option is making your own. This can be done by grabbing an old t-shirt, a sharpie, and a tape measure.
Make sure the lines are evenly spaced and visible. If you are not measuring your length and opt to measure the health of your hair instead take note of how your wash days go.
Are you noticing decreased breaking and shedding? Do you notice increased thickness? How does your hair feel? Is it dry? Asking yourself these questions can help you determine if you are taking the right steps to reaching your hair goals. So take lots of pictures while on your hair journey and the progress will speak for itself.