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

 

 

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Attainable

When you are working to make your hair goal attainable you are setting a plan in place to make it happen. The example I used earlier about being waist length by 2016 is the goal that is trying to be achieved.

How do you plan to make this happen? Think about what changes you will need to make in order to reach your goal. Perhaps you need to up your moisturizing  and sealing to twice a day.

Maybe even venture off to the protective style realm of things. Experiment and see what works for you. While everything may not work that you try, you will be one step closer to understanding your hair in the long run.


Realistic

Black women with long hair is no longer seen as a myth! Of course, you wanting your hair to achieve long and healthy lengths is realistic. But make no mistake, it will take a lot of hard work and dedication.

Your hair idols you follow on the blogs and Youtube had high motivation to get where they are today. That is the same motivation you need to achieve your hair goals. Yes, it will be a tough grueling process but it will all be worth it in the end. Your tresses will thank you!

Timebound

Well you have your goal set and it is almost perfect. Last thing you must make sure of is if it is achievable in a timely manner. In other words, it has to make sense.

Think about it. If you are ear length now, and want to achieve waist length hair, do you think you will meet goal by the end of 2016. Probably not, considering  hair grows on average between 1/4 and 1/2 inch a month. The goal you set must all tie together.

When I make hair goals I like to focus on the last two elements of making a S.M.A.R.T goal, which is having it be realistic and attainable.

Personally, I put myself on six month challenges and do small check ups for progress every two months or so. For example, my goal is to be MBL by the end of this Summer. I made this goal at the beginning of January. I have done mini length checks twice and see I have been making progress.

The purpose of a S.M.A.R.T. goal for your hair is not to make your life harder by any means. It is just another way to hold yourself accountable. Don’t let yourself be a limitation to your goals. If you can believe it, you can achieve it!

 

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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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