My 2019 Hair Goals

Happy New Year!!!

A new year is here and I love the openness to a fresh start and new possibilities. When it comes to goal setting, I love starting with a clean slate and dreaming up new benchmarks to meet. With Curl Calendar in hand, it’s time to not only set my hair goals for the year, but also think about what I can do to meet these goals so at the end of 2019 I can look at my hair journey and say “wow I did that?” Here are my top hair goals for the year:

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Oil my scalp each night with moisturizing oils

Using oil on your scalp is not only relaxing, but it helps to stimulates hair growth. I have always moisturized my hair each night and follow up with an oil but this year I want to pay special attention of how I treat my scalp and really take my time to give myself nightly scalp massages. I am starting to collect essential oils now and use them for aromatherapy but also have included some in my hair routine. I would love to be consistent with seeing how my hair reacts to peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, frankincense oil and more.

Wear protective styles for 6-8 months of the year

I see the most growth retention when my hair has been in a protective style. I want to protect my hair even more this year and continue wearing my hair in low maintenance styles. I also want to do these styles by myself. What I once thought I couldn’t do on my own, marley twists, I ended up doing that in December and I’m still rocking the style. I look forward to trying new styles and colors!

Get trims every 3 months

Tangles and knots really cramp my style. Waiting too long for trims result in having to get more hair cut off. I want to consistently get trims so that I don’t run into this problem and my hair stays healthy and fresh.

Treat my hair gentler and refrain from picking at my knots and tangles when they do appear

With natural hair it’s common to run into knots and tangles even when your hair is overall healthy. Sometimes my curls just get friendly with each other and decide to intertwine. I often get frustrated and think there’s something wrong with my hair. I want to stop the bad habit I have of snapping these knots off for no reason. It often happens when I’m bored and not really thinking about doing it. I think my hair would appreciate it.

Grow my hair to 18 inches or mid-back.

I feel like my hair length has sort of plateaued and I want to see some length this year. My last length check was a complete year ago and I came in at an average of about 12 inches. Hair grows an average of 6 inches so by now I SHOULD be at 18 inches but by the looks of things I feel like I’m at maybe 15? I’d like to at least be at 18 inches. From a visual standpoint, I would like my hair to reach the middle of my back.

How I Plan to Reach These Goals

I plan to have fun mixing different oils and seeing how they feel on my scalp. I’ll pay attention to the smells, the consistency, and the relaxing elements to see how my scalp reacts to each oil combination. I’ll use the key essentials checkbox in Curl Calendar to make sure I am including it in my daily routine. I’ll have a try with the handheld scalp massager and see if it’s easier to use that when I’m wearing protective styles than using my hands.

For protective styles, I plan to grow my confidence in my styling abilities by just going for it first and seeing how the style turns out! Youtube tutorials and Pinterest boards can make any style look cute and it’s easy to doubt that you have those abilities. I can easily find someone to do my hair but I’m very interested to see what I can do on my own and want the flexibility of having what I want done whenever I want and not only that, I love saving MONEY! I’ll set a weekend for styling and I’ll just DO IT!

Getting trims every 3 months will be all about timing. In between protective styles, I will schedule a professional trim so that all of the care I’m putting into my hair won’t go to waste with damaged and split ends.

I think having my hair in a protective style for majority of the year will help with my tendency to pick at my tangles and knots. I think also practicing more mindfulness will help me focus on being present with whatever I am supposed to be doing and not get carried away with tangles in my hair. I also think thoroughly detangling my hair mid-week, when not in a protective style, would be great.

My length goal can be achieved with all of the goals I listed above. If they aren’t I won’t be hard on myself. If my hair is healthy, than that’s all that matters.

Take a few minutes to check out my store on Etsy and give Curl Calendar a big thumbs up! Set and stay on track with you hair goals this year with a personal natural hair planner like Curl Calendar.

What are your 2019 hair goals?

Thanks for reading!

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Introducing Curl Calendar 2019 | Printable Planner for All of Your Natural Hair Goals

Greetings Daizies,

I’m so excited to announce the launch of my very first product, Curl Calendar. Curl Calendar is a printable planner with the emphasis of organizing and staying accountable to your hair health and goals. I love planners, organization materials, and to-do lists. Combining my knack for planning and natural hair meshed together to create Curl Calendar. This is an idea I’ve had for a long time and I said you know what, an idea will just be an idea if I don’t push forward and make things happen.  As the New Year rolls around, I’m very happy to have a planner to help others think of their natural hair care process the same way we do with other things in life.

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This 12 month planner was created to keep daily maintenance, styling, wash day, and moisturizing activities ingrained into the busy schedules a lot of us have. Each week of Curl Calendar has a checklist of key hair activities for thriving natural hair. Add the activities beneficial to your specific hair type and needs to your daily planner and check them off as you go. Extra lines are included to customize your routine accordingly.

Each calendar month comes with hair tips and information on beneficial way to learn more about your hair and level up your routine.

Hair Goals

With any goal it is important to check in with yourself to reflect, redirect, or readjust those goals.  At the beginning of the year, write down all of your hair goals and how you plan on reaching them. This will help to think about what types of habits and routines are needed to realistically attain the results you wish for. Every 3 months, there is an opportunity to revisit your goals stated at the beginning of the year and audit how you’ve been progressing towards them.

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Where to Buy

Visit my new Etsy store at DaibyDai and click the Curl Calendar listing. This is a digital download, which allows for an instant delivery straight to your finger tips. It can be printed in either color or black/white. This planner is all about YOU and YOUR hair so feel free to add it to your folders, binders, or even hole punch the sides to add to your own booklet. Head on over to DaibyDai on Etsy and give it a huge heart. Get in formation and ready to stay consistent with your hair regimen and goals.

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