Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2009 Hair Goals

Since 2008 is wrapping up, I decided to list my hair goals for the new year. I am very pleased with my hair progress this year. Even though I had to cut it in the spring, I feel that it was the best thing I ever did- my over processed ends would never have recovered. I also learned a lot about my hair (it's fine, not thin) and discovered a lot of products that my hair does and does not like. In 2009, I'm looking forward to longer, thicker and healthier tresses!

My goals this past year were to:
1. Achieve more thickness - I don't want to see through my hair! Done! After getting my hair cut in June, I have been able to keep my hair looking thick with the proper moisturizers, conditioners and almost NO heat
2. Wait at least 7-8 weeks between relaxers (I usually go 6, but I've realized it's too short) Done! I haven't gone less than 8 weeks since 2007
3. Be able to rollerset my hair and have it look like I got it done almost done!
4. Find a healthy platinum coverage Done! Adore semi-permanent is my staple now
5. Take hair/nails/skin vitamins Done! I've been taking pre-natal vitamins for about 3 months now
6. Stop scratching my scalp & playing in my hair during the day Done! I hardly ever scratch my scalp now- I haven't had any flakes in months and I almost never burn when getting a relaxer...unfortunately, I still play in my hair too much, but not nearly as much as I used to

Tiffanita's 2009 Hair Goals:
  • Achieve even more thickness and strength
  • Reach arm-pit length by December '09 (I think I can make shoulder length by March)
  • Stick to my regimen and staple products
  • Keep my regimen and maintenance as simple as possible
  • Achieve less breakage
  • Try new styles (rod sets, braidouts, updo's, etc.)

Tiffanita's 2009 Plan to Reach Hair Goals:
  • Incorporate more protein in my regimen (i.e. adding an egg to conditioner, using protein conditioners more often)
  • Seal ends with castor oil at least 3x a week for thickness
  • Only try new products when I run out of something I'm not crazy about...and only buy products for my hair type
  • Start wearing hair up in a clip or bun now that it's long enough, and continue to keep my hair in a silk scarf and hat when I'm out in the winter weather
  • Read more magazines and blogs to find new styles and techniques, and not be afraid to try them- the worst that can happen is I'll have to re-wash my hair, right?!


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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your progress! I checked out your fotki album and your hair looks nice and healthy. Keep up the good work.

Btw, where did you purchase your coconut oil from? That is the one oil that I would like to add to my product stash but can't seem to find.

Tiffanita said...

Thanks Monetta!! I got my coconut oil from an Indian grocery store, but I've heard that you can find it in Walmart. There are a lot of websites you can buy it to, even!