ESSENCE.COM Straight Talk: Are Your 2015 Hair Resolutions Realistic?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


As 2014 quickly comes to an end and we reflect on our hair progress throughout the year, it’s important to be realistic when setting new goals for 2015. Setting goals that are congruent with our lifestyle is a key factor for success. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are creating your goals for 2015.

START SMALL AND BE SPECIFIC
If you want to grow your hair from shoulder length to mid-back length in 6 months, think twice. Remember, our hair does not grow very long overnight! We grow on average ½ an inch per month, which equates to 6 inches a year! Aim to go from shoulder length to armpit length in 6 months to 1 year. Chances are, you’ll reach your goal way before you anticipated!

WRITE IT DOWN
Writing down your hair goals and keeping track of your progress is an excellent way to stay on top of your hair ambitions. Journaling will help you to set your path and you can make adjustments when needed.

EXPECT BUMPS ALONG THE WAY
Expect bumps along the way! You may not achieve your goal on the first try – that’s okay! It will not always be smooth sailing. Trial and error is part of the journey. Without the “hiccups” we experience, we wouldn’t truly understand our hair. Embrace the ups and downs, have patience and most importantly stay consistent!

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