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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My Hair Diary | My 2019 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey

My 2019 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey

NEW YEAR! NEW GOALS!! NEW JOURNEY!!!


Now that my hair is healthy and balanced and I have awesome products, my hair is on her way to thriving! I didn't get to Waist Length like I wanted to in my My Hair Diary | My 2018 Goals For My Natural Hair Journey , but I did make it to Bra Strap Length! So now I’m coming for that Mid-Back Length!

So now that you know my mistakes and failures of 2018, here are my goals for 2018 to continue on with my healthy hair journey:


Hair Length Goals:

January 2019
Front: 14 inches NL
Sides: 13 inches
Middle: 13 inches
Back: 12 inches BSL (under boob)
Hair Length: 18 inches
Edges: very fine

Goal: December 2019!
Front: 20 inches MBL/WL
Sides: 17 inches
Middle: 17 inches
Back: 16 MBL/WL
Hair Length: 24 inches
Edges: grown hairs


2019 Regimen
2019 Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Products

Pre-Poo: Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner, Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Pre-Poo
Cleanse: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Shampoo
Co Wash: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Masque
Protein: Carols Daughters Almond Milk Ultra-Nourishing Masque
Water Bottle: Aloe Vera Juice and 3 Essential Oils: Lemongrass, Tea Tree, and Rosemary
Leave in: Carols Daughters Almond Milk Daily Damage Repair Leave-In Conditioner, Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Softening Milk
Oil: Camille Rose Honey Oil, Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Deep Hydration Serum Oil Mist
Cream: Mane Choice Doesn't Get Much "BUTTER" Than This
Stylers: CURLS Blueberry Bliss Twist-N-Shout Cream, Eco Styler Coconut Gel, Mane Choice Biotin Infused Styling Gel
Edges: Mielle Ginger Edge Control, Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edge Control
Natural Oils: JBCO, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass Natural Powers/Ingredients: bentonite, fenugreek
Tools: fine tooth comb, wide tooth comb, edge brush, Denman brush


Rarely used products - Coconut Milk Treatment Masque, Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse, and Henna Gloss  


Stick With My Staple Products

DIY Products For Fine Natural Hair
Mane Choice is the natural hair care line I have decided to stick with for 2019. I used the Mane Choice Butter back in 2018 and I absolutely loved it! So I purchased this line to gain the benefits of the intense hydration and the premium blend of Umutanga Oil (cell renewal), Palmarosa Oil (promotes hair growth), Yashtimadhu Root (combat premature balding), Yucca Root (Vitamin C), Burdock Root Oil (blood circulation), and Soy (promotes hair growth).  Also, I have a few DIYs I want to keep in my staple stash: African Black Soap, Green Tea Rinse, Henna Gloss, Rice Water Rinse, Fengreek mist, Mango And Raw Cocoa Butter Crème, Rice Water and Flaxseed Hair Gel.


Healthy Hair Challenges

Hair challenges keep me on track to succeeding my goals, while learn ingmore about my hair in order to keep her healthy. I have found that I can retain 1.5-2 inches of growth every 3 months. My normal rate is 1 inch every 3 months. I'm going to do my best to retain the length grown as I keep up with my hair challenges.

Try 4 new styles

I definitely want to go all in this year especially with protective styles. So I'm thinking more with crochet braids and styles that have less tension on my own hair. I'm thinking: 
1) long crochet braids
2) long pony styles
3) Marley twists
4) crochet voluminous curls 

Attend natural hair meet ups and events

I would love to hang out with other naturalistas in Indy. There is actually a natural hair meet up group in Indy called the Naturalistas in Nap, where they have seminars, watch movies, have conventions, and just hang out as natural sistas. I think I would have lots of fun with them and benefit from the encouragement and support these sistas would give.

Have natural hair inspiration

Fine Natural Curls
This year I'm focusing on the health of my hair over length/volume with hair like mine. And of course info and hair health. I watch many for styles. I'm not one to be envious or jealous of another naturalista's hair...and never will be. But I have found myself to use other naturalistas as natural hair inspiration of where I will be one day. For 2018, my natural hair inspirations are:

YOUTUBE:
Naptural 85: LONG, has gone through everything from another big chop in 2015 from heat/color damage, honest product reviews, great for learning simple and more intricate hair styles, DIY recipes, and how to care for your own hair. She’s been through it all and definitely relatable. I can watch her videos all day any day.

YoursNaturally11: BIG CHOP, more relatable now with short hair and thorough hair tutorials and valuable information to care for natural hair from damaged curls to healthy hair and now big chopped hair. She’s is also a licensed deva advanced stylist!

JeweJeweBee (Jewellianna Palencia): LONG, definitely my hair VOLUME goal!! Young and cute with a great personality and a personable channel about natural hair health as well as fashion hauls.

Hazel goddesss: MEDIUM, colored curls for healthy length, growth retention, and honest product reviews

MahoganyCurls: BIG CHOP, in Paul Mitchell cosmetology school now, long time natural hair favorite, and great product reviews

Beauty By Cursha: MEDIUM, enjoy watching natural hair informational videos about trimming, natural hair routines, and product reviews

Curly Proverbs: LONG, definitely my hair LENGTH goal! love her DIY products as well as the regimen to use the created product, all about nontoxic beauty, and has great tip for BEAST MODE natural hair growth and retention

Ebony’s Curly TV: ULTRA LONG, enjoy her CURLTalk about natural hair care and growth, lots of FAQs for how she got her hair so long and how to maintain the length, shares lots of videos of natural hair journey

Jeanette JBeauty: MEDIUM, shares many wash day routines, maintain healthy colored hair regimens, and great “Get Ready With Me” videos for makeup

Kimberly Cherrell: MEDIUM, hilarious!! which makes her very easy to watch and enjoy her content, lots of natural hair styles that show the fails and mistakes, transitioning stories, and natural hair styles

INSTAGRAM:
93Gabrielle_Gyamerah: MEDIUM, my inspiration for protective styles
Healthy_Hair_Journey: healthy hair care
 



Love my hair unconditionally

Healthy Hair Care Healthy Living
This is very important in any healthy hair journey. My hair is a crown of glory that God has blessed me with, so I have nothing but love for my hair. I do get frustrated and overwhelmed with my hair, but I wish of nothing else on my scalp. I thank God everyday for my hair and I am very thankful for the journey I have had and the journey I will embark on this year with my hair.


Natural hair says: if you know the mistakes you faced with your hair, you will be able to plan for goals and inspirations for the next year. Plan for goals for your hair and see how far you can go. Write them down in a notebook, on your phone, in a calendar book, or on your forehead, but have a plan. Good luck this year!

Always Desire Your Natural,
 
Christina J

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