By Elon Davis
Are you as disciplined as you would like to be? Would you like to grow longer, fuller hair? Maybe you want to grow your beloved edges back, to grow your hair out completely natural, or transition from relaxed, heat damaged ends. Whatever the goal, keep in mind that anything is achievable with a well-thought-out plan, persistence, and discipline. You can’t achieve a goal if you don’t stay committed to it.
Let’s discuss some tips to help in accomplishing your goals. First, I recommend a visualization of the desired look in the form of a vision board or a Pinterest board. Often, we end up giving up on our goals, because we lose sight of the vision. Passing by a collage of your goals will constantly refresh your memory, helping you stay focused. If you choose to use Pinterest, make sure to take a peek and scroll at least once a day during your downtime to ensure inspiration.
The next thing I would suggest is to write everything needed to achieve this goal. It would be best to seek a licensed Cosmetologist that can perform a thorough hair and scalp analysis to fully assess the necessary steps needed to achieve your desired look. If you do not already have a stylist, may I make a shameless suggestion? At The Hair Ministry, I am the CEO/ Lead Stylist and I am currently offering free consultations to any client to look at your hair, discuss goals, and a good hair regimen. I will help map out a suitable game plan and assist in achieving your goals in the healthiest way possible. You can book the free consultation at www.thehairministry.net.
Once you have a vision of what you want and a map of how you’re going to get there, find an accountability partner—having someone to keep you accountable for your goals can be the biggest blessing, especially if you’re likely to give up on yourself easily. When someone else we care about is involved and could be disappointed in us, we are more inclined to stay committed. One of the worst feelings is disappointing a friend or someone we genuinely care about. If you are married, you can tell your husband or wife your hair goals and ask them to help you stick to your hair regimen. If you are single and have a good friend with similar goals, commit to check in on each other weekly or make wash day a friend date. If you’re more of a private person when it comes to your hair, ask your stylist to be your accountability partner. After all, that’s what we’re here for!
Once you have the vision, a well thought out plan, and an accountability partner, it’s time to do the work. Prepare as much as possible ahead of time. If there are any items, you have to purchase, add them to your weekly shopping list as soon as possible. Don’t procrastinate! Be sure to place your bonnet and scalp oils in a place where you will see them, right before bed every night, like on the nightstand. If necessary, keep a journal of your hair regimen so that you can keep track of what’s required each day. Set reminders in your phone for each daily habit needed to keep you persistent. Be sure to do the same for your appointments with your stylist. Missing one appointment could be detrimental to your hair journey. Also, always rebook so that your stylist can keep you in rotation without too much time passing between maintenance appointments.
The most important thing to remember when seeking to achieve a goal is to remain disciplined. Remember your WHY! Your end goal is possible with time, patience, and persistence.