It's a New Year. With New Goals. 2016


This will be my second year on this healthy hair journey. I must say that I have learnt so much over the past year, and I am ready to have another successful year. Although I achieved 60% last year, I think I would have achieved more if I specified my goals in a different way. So this year I will not be as rigid as I was last year in putting down my hopes for the  year.


1. Maintain healthy & thick ends
I will continue with my current regimen for hair thickness, which is:
- To take hair vitamins at least once every other day
- To do a scalp massage with Jamaican Black Castor Oil every other day

2. Do long-term protective styles for at least half of the year. 
I achieved this last year, and I am hoping to take the long-term protective styling up a notch this year. My aim is to do long-term protective styles for at least 4 weeks at a time. This has really helped me to retain length.

3. Reach Bra-strap Length
This was my goal last year, but I guess I may have been a bit unrealistic. More than anything I wanted to prove to myself that I could grow and retain length, and I did. 

4. Continue with relaxer stretches, for at least 16 weeks at a time
I am currently on a stretch that has lasted 24 weeks so far. My mind is going crazy with all the maintenance that I have to do, so I do not think that 6 months stretches are the right thing for me to do. I will probably keep to a 16-20 week limit on any stretch this year.


5. Participate in at least 2 hair challenges this year 
I will continue with the hair challenges that I participated in last year, namely: Kibibi Facebook Group challenges, Naija Hair Can Grow 6-inch challenge and Hairlista Castor Oil Challenges. 

6. Drink at least 1 litre of water a day
I might get an app to track my intake, but I tend to forget to update it. I will just carry my water bottle daily and make sure I finish it before I get home.

7. Revamp my blog
I want to change it up a bit but I am still figuring out what to change. I am hoping to be more consistent with the quality of the photos and fonts. One of the bloggers that I follow suggested that I use pic monkey, which I am still learning. Canva is also a nice online design program that I have discovered. Hopefully I will move the blog to a .com address as well.

8. Post at least 4 blog posts per month
There are weeks when I get busy so it will be safer for me to use a monthly target here than a weekly one.

9. Exercise at least 3 times a week
This is tied to some other goals for the year, but I guess it is still important for healthy hair

10. Reduce my stash!!
I am very committed to this goal.I will do a detailed post soon to show my progress in managing my stash.

With the right attitude, discipline and commitment, anything is possible!


5 comments

  1. That's the beauty of a blog to hold us accountable for our actions. I know you will attain all of your goals for 2016.

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    1. Thanks for the positive words Tomi!

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  2. Good luck with your 2016 goals, I have a few similar goals to you around my blog and hair challenges.

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  3. Decluttering my stash was absolutely the hardest thing that I've had to do in my hhj, but the results have been phenomenal! What I was most surprised by was how long it actually took me to do it: AN ENTIRE YEAR! Crazy right?

    You've got a great plan here chica! I definitely believe that you'll hit your targets!

    KLP @ www.savingourstrands.com

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    1. LOL Actually it's not that crazy, especially with deep conditioners. On average, one would do about 50-60 DC sessions over the year, and if 1 product takes about 4 uses to get finished you would only use up 15 Deep conditioner bottles/tubs a year!

      Thanks KLP for the blog love and well wishes!

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