As we approach the beginning of a new year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the previous year and wondering if we made improvements in our lives. The year 2020 was like no other year and was filled with highs, lows, and uncertainty that undermined many people’s goals. But, with the beginning of a new year, comes a fresh start and new goals. We all have hair goals, but when it comes to achieving them, it can be a bit overwhelming and nearly 80% of goals started at the new year fail by February. Part of the reason so many goals fail is that they are not specific enough and are not goals that you truly love. The good news is that you don’t have to be in that 80%. To help you, I want to share 4 simple tips to achieve hair goals that you love. With these tips you can walk confidently towards your hair goals this year like this:
1. Stay Consistent
It is very important to develop a consistent healthy hair care routine. One of the best ways to implement a consistent hair care routine is to create a schedule. As you create your schedule, you should consider some of the following questions: 1) How often will I shampoo and wash my hair? 2) Will I deep condition my hair regularly? 3) Will I do protein treatments? However, once you’ve answered these and other questions, you should add your action items to your calendar that correspond to your answers to the above questions. After you’ve put these action items in your calendar, you need to practice them for at least 66 days so that they can become a habit. The main point here is that you need to have a regular routine. Remember, consistency is key!
2. Patience Is Key
I hate to break it to you, but there are no quick-fixes in a healthy hair care journey. So, it is important to be realistic about how much time it will take to repair, grow, and truly reach your hair goals. Research suggests that our hair grows according to a 4-stage cycle. During this cycle, your hair will typically grow 1/2 an inch per month. This means that if your hair is at your ears today, then you should not expect it to grow to the middle of your back by next week. In all seriousness, it takes time to see a noticeable difference in hair growth. So, practice patience because it is an important key for key for reaching your hair goals.
3. Proper Diet and Exercise
No matter what your hair goals are it is important to also practice healthy exercise and nutrition activities. The proper alignment between a healthy hair care routine, exercise, and nutritious foods will help increase your chances of achieving your hair goals. Besides, when you exercise and eat healthy, you feel overall like a better person. But, in thinking about practicing the proper diet and exercise, consider doing one or more of the following:
- Increase your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables
- Drink at least 8 glasses of fresh water each day or half your body weight
- Increase consumption of whole foods or unprocessed foods
- Exercise at least 2x/week for 30 minutes or more
Surprisingly, the above recommendations actually can help improve your hair health and impact how much it grows.
4. Use The Right Products
Every day, your hair is subject to factors that could damage your hair like heat, styling, and environmental pollution, to name a few. When our hair becomes damaged, we use more and more products to try and make it healthy and shiny. Unfortunately, this often backfires, because we can just keep putting more chemicals on our hair, causing even more damage. Instead of trying different products and not getting good results, it is best to stick with a few products that you know are going to work. Products the promote growth, moisturize hair, and stimulate the scalp. Our favorite is the Voice of Hair PureFix Elixir.
Are you ready to achieve your healthy hair goals this year? I cannot wait to hear about how you’ve reached your hair goals. I am confident that you can and will reach your hair care goals this year. So, today, start doing the 4 things discussed above.
The Key Takeaways
Just in case you did not have time to read the above information, no worries, I get it, life can be busy. That is why I have included the key takeaways for you to read below at a quick glance. Here is what you need to know about how reaching your hair goals.
- Stay consistent
- Be Patient
- Regularly exercise and consume the proper diet
- Use the right products for your hair.
This article was originally published on January 13, 2020 and was updated on January 5, 2021.