Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Your Hair

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.

Specific

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.

Measurable

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.

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About Erickah


Hi, my name is Erickah and I am a 22 year old college student with a love of graphic design, marketing, teaching, and hair care. I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. I believe regardless of whether a woman is relaxed, texlaxed, or natural, the goal is healthy hair.

About Erickah


Hi, my name is Erickah and I am a 22 year old college student with a love of graphic design, marketing, teaching, and hair care. I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. I believe regardless of whether a woman is relaxed, texlaxed, or natural, the goal is healthy hair.

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