An Authentic Healthy Hair Journey

By . - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It seems like there are a million blogs, websites and forums devoted to teaching you how to care for your hair. The do's and don'ts are incredibly clear. Something inside of you says that you better listen if you want your hair to look like (fill in the blank). So what do you do? You run out and buy all the conditioners and oils that your  'hair idol' uses and start applying exactly as they would.

You twist your hair into knots and plait your hair for braids outs to achieve the low maintenance look of your 'hair idol'. 1 year later your hair is worse off than it was when you first started. You have four different lengths to your hair and it's not from going to the salon for a layered cut. So what happened? You didn't listen to your own head of hair. Let me give you a few pointers to an authentic healthy hair journey.

1. Get to know your hair...

  • Take pictures of your hair.
  • Find your healthy balance between protein and moisture.
  • Keep a hair journal to track your progress.
  • Find out what products your hair responds well to

2. Be consistent...

  • You won't know if something works unless you stick with it for a while.
  • I recommend 14 to 30 days of a consistent regimen to see results
  • Don't have too many products in your regimen if you plan to be consistent

3. Be patient...

  • Everything worth having takes a bit of time and effort to achieve
  • There is no magic elixir to grow your hair to your knee caps. There is only hard work & TLC

Have you been guilty of following your personal hair guru and not your own hair? If so, let us know in the comment section below. We have allll been there!

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!

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  1. Once upon a time, I would only detangle my hair while dripping wet. I'm texlaxed and my hair hated it. Then I accidentally let my hair air 80-90% then detangled and applied my leave ins--talk about a turn around! Less hair in the comb and more hair on my head.

    Just because it works for them---doesn't mean that it will work for you.

  2. This is so true. I always try and remind my readers to remember that their hair isn't my hair and they need to try things and stick to what works for them. I love having a lot of oil in my spritz because my hair's natural dry and dull. That same amount of oil is too much for some readers so I always encourage them to play with the ratios to suit their hair needs. It's more important to take the advice from bloggers as tips rather than gospel and adapt them to suit your own hair and routine.

  3. I follow all of Kavuli's advice and Nikki Walton's as well. But I'm starting to figure out what is best for my own hair too!


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