Healthy hair is life! Its time you breathe some into your coily strands. Stop waiting to do right by your natural hair. There is no better time than the present to pursue a more enjoyable natural hair experience. Let’s start now! learn to be intentional and focus on showing your hair the love that it deserves.
I’m here for all things concerning breathing life into our natural hair journeys. We’ve been talking a lot about hitting refresh, and for some of us, it is a much-needed change! It is time to refresh, regroup, and realign our natural hair care.
Doing things the same way and expecting new and better results has gotten us nowhere. This week, we’re looking at ten simple steps to a more enjoyable natural hair experience. So, get ready to enjoy your journey and finally get what you desire for your natural hair!
The fastest way to change the trajectory of your natural hair experience is to get your thoughts in check. A more positive outlook should spur you to action. Motivate you to let go of some of the things that were mentally holding you back, and encourage you to change some physical hindrances as well.
Ready for a change? Consider following these simple steps that will help you view your natural hair experience with fresh eyes:
1. Believe it’s possible
It’s easy to accept the narrative that natural hair care is challenging. It is the most frequently spread fact about natural hair care. There are thousands of posts and memes dedicated to the struggles of managing your natural hair, but very few highlighting the fact that it can be an easy and enjoyable process. Push through the negatives, believe its possible, and get down to the business of caring for your hair.
2. Grant yourself some grace
Rome was not built in a day, and neither is perfect hair. Spoiler alert, the goal is healthy hair. Chasing the idea of ideal hair causes unnecessary stress. Moving with intention and achieving healthy hair is and should always be the goal. We will never get it all right on the first try. This journey is a process, and we’re all learning and improving as we go. So, grant yourself some grace and enjoy the ride.
3. Focus on yourself
If we look for it, I’m sure we can always find someone with “better” hair than our own. We shouldn’t look for it. There are a ton of inherited and external factors that contribute to the way a person’s hair will look, feel, and behave. The truth is, our hair is our own, and though it might appear similar, no two heads are identical. If we always compare our hair and our journeys to everyone else, we will undoubtedly find something to be discouraged about. Seeking tips and advice are great, but we must know how to use the information we consume and how to determine if it applies to our hair’s specific needs. Focus on yourself, learn your hair’s particular characteristics and needs, and be intentional about meeting them.
4. Learn about your hair
No list would be complete without this. If you’re going to be effective on your healthy hair journey, there are some key things you must know. Learn them and then apply that knowledge to your healthy hair experience.
5. Set goals
We’re here, now what is it you’re trying to achieve under the umbrella of healthy hair. Master your signature style? Growth? Length retention? Maybe all of the above. Whatever it is, put it at the forefront of your mind, affirm it daily, and utilize what you’ve learned to achieve it.
6. Drop the excess baggage
Through the process of becoming more intentional, you should have learned that some products and practices are no longer serving you. Now it is time to let them go. These things will only complicate your journey, waste time, and add stress. We don’t want that, let them go!
7. Be consistent
You’ve learned what to do and how to do it correctly. Now, do it and do it often. If your outcome is less than ideal, learn from it, and make it better. What went wrong, and how can you adjust to create better results in the future. No matter what, keep going and eventually you’ll get the results you desire
8. Practice patience
This journey is not a sprint, and results don’t often happen overnight. It takes time to learn, improve, and grow. Be mindful of this fact, and remember to record your milestones and take pictures often so you can realize your progress.
9. Celebrate the wins
I get it, managing your natural hair takes some work. Even when we’ve learned to simplify our routine, our hair is continually growing and evolving. Being intentional, practicing, and mastering your signature style, eliminating significant hindrances, it all requires discipline. When you manage to reach a milestone or achieve a goal, celebrate it! Pushing through the negative and being intentional about your hair is worthy of a celebration. Celebrate the wins big and small. Highlight the ease and beauty of keeping it simple and watch how it changes the negative narrative surrounding natural hair care.
10. Rock it!
Have fun, and enjoy this journey. We tend to take our hair and our journey far too seriously. Remember what you love about your natural hair and why you chose this path. Let your curls live and Go Boldly while you’re doing it!
I hope you’re feeling charged up and motivated to pursue a more enjoyable natural hair experience. You and your curls deserve it! Choosing to be intentional, focusing on achieving healthy hair, and doing the work that comes along with it is a big deal.
It requires a severe shift in your thought process and the breaking of old habits. You’ve done most of the hard work; the rest is learning and applying the knowledge. Take a minute to breathe and take in the fact that you are finally on the road to getting what you desire out of your natural hair experience.
While you’re making it happen, get the support and tools needed for success at Bold Kulture Beauty. Visit us today, and let’s get started on your journey together!