My hair goals for 2016

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Now that we’re well in our way into 2016, I would like to share some of my goals that I have for my hair and my hair journey. I feel like last year, I was a bit all over the place with my journey – I decided to transition from texlaxed to natural and that shifted my focus from length retention to trying to get through the transition in one sane piece. For me, transitioning was hard, even though I only did it for 7 months – check out my thoughts on this post. I subsequently big chopped and that has come with its own mindset shift.

This year, I want my main goals to be: maintaining healthy hairlength retention, creating a solid regimen and enjoying my hair. To achieve these goals, here are some of my sub goals:

Staple products
As much as I have loved trying out different products over the course of my hair journey; I think it is time I need to pin down my staple products and stick to them as long as they are still working for me. I have managed to find my staple shampoos, prepoo products & my moisturising & sealing products. I have to get my deep conditioners and instant conditioners down now and I will be well on my way. I am close to finalising my deep conditioners list from the sachets I have been trying out. My main criteria for staple products has been to use products that I can easily find in South Africa. In the last year, I have used products which aren’t readily available here and it sucks that if I like them, I am not able to find them without having to sell my kidney to pay for them. I am still keen on trying out new products if they’re that interesting, but I want to be able to go back to my staples if all else fails.

Let my hair flourish
By this I mean, to just let my hair be. I can be quite experimental in all areas of my life and my hair falls into this category. I want to as much as possible, to limit the experimentation and let my hair be in its natural state. This will drastically lower my manipulation and essentially help me to retain length given that I am doing all the other healthy hair practices.

Protective styling
I have gotten good length retention from protective styling in the past and I still want to carry on to use protective styling to my advantage; if I foresee a busy period in my life where I will not be able to take care of my hair adequately, I will use a protective style to keep my hair away. This will help to keep my hair away from neglect. I want to use braids and wigs as protective styles.

Partake in hair challenges
At the beginning of 2015, I joined a few hair challenges and subsequently fell off the wagon. In December, I co-hosted a hair challenge with Joie of Long Nigerian Hair and I’m happy to say that I successfully completed the challenge and I was able to get more growth than usual in that month. This victory gave me the oomph to take up more challenges. I will obviously look for ones that I can fit into my schedule and regimen and which won’t take up too much time.

There you have it, my goals are simple and achievable. I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for my healthy hair journey.

What are some of your hair goals for 2016? 


This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Lebo

    All the best with your hair journey in 2016 Lungs… here’s to long beautiful hair

  2. Aicha

    A great post! I definitely feel like this is the year for my own hair to flourish. Like you, I am now hosting my own bunning challenge and hope that I get good length retrntion from it. Lovely blog 🙂

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    1. Lungi

      Thank you Aicha, all the best for the bunning challenge

  3. Joie

    Nicely set goals! I also noticed I retain length better when I manipulate my hair a lot less. I had an amazing time co-hosting the hair challenge with you too. Good luck with your goals Lungi

    1. Lungi

      Thanks Joie. Let me know when you do another challenge again, I would love to participate. I checked out your 2016 hair commandments – I might to take some of them up myself

  4. Becca

    Great post Lungi I wish you all the best may your new hair journey bring nothing but happiness!

  5. Nosipho

    hi Lungi
    I want to transition to natural hair without doing the big chop but don’t know where to start.Please help,what products to use and where to buy them in johannesburg,I live in germiston

    1. Lungi

      Hi Nosipho – I’ll answer you via email in the next few days.

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