# New Year, #New Hair
Happy New Year, Fam! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to start the new year!
As we enter 2024, it's time to reflect on our hair journey and set some goals for this year. Whether you want to grow your hair longer, try a new style, or switch up your products, we are here to help!
Textured hair is beautiful, versatile, and unique, but it also requires special care and attention. That's why it's important to have a clear vision of what you want for your hair and how to get there. Here are some tips on how to set your hair goals for 2024 and make them happen.
How To Set Your Hair Goals for 2024!
1. Assess your current hair situation
Before you can set your hair goals, you need to know where you are starting from. Take some time to examine your hair and scalp and identify your hair type, porosity, density, and health. Use this online quiz to help with this step;
Knowing your hair characteristics will help you choose the best products and routines for your hair. For example, if you have low porosity hair, you may need to use heat or steam to open up your cuticles and allow moisture to penetrate your hair. If you have high porosity hair, you may need to use protein treatments and sealants to strengthen and protect your hair.
You can also check the condition of your hair by doing a strand test. Take a strand of your hair and gently pull it from both ends. If it stretches and returns to its original length, your hair is healthy and elastic. If it breaks easily, your hair is weak and brittle. If it stretches a lot and doesn't return, your hair is over-processed and damaged.
2. Define your hair goals and make them SMART
Once you have a clear picture of your current hair situation, you can start thinking about what you want to achieve with your hair. Do you want to grow your hair longer or thicker? Do you want to enhance your curl definition or volume? Do you want to experiment with different colors or styles? Do you want to improve your hair health or manageability?
Whatever your hair goals are, make sure they are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This means that you should have a clear and realistic idea of what you want, how you will measure your progress, how you will achieve it, why it matters to you, and when you expect to see results.
For example, instead of saying "I want to grow my hair longer", you could say "I want to grow my hair by 6 inches in 12 months by following a healthy hair regimen, deep conditioning weekly, and keeping my ends trimmed every 6 weeks". This way, you have a more concrete and attainable goal that you can track and evaluate.
3. Choose the right products and tools for your hair goals
Now that you have your SMART hair goals, you need to find the right products and tools to help you reach them. This is where Sarah Jane and Lomas Beauty comes in. We are a natural, organic, and plant-derived beauty brand that offers high-quality products for textured hair. Whether you need a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, a nourishing leave-in spray, a curl-enhancing cream, a hair growth & anti-itch serum or a growth promoting edge control, we have it all.
Sarah Jane and Lomas Beauty products are formulated with the best ingredients for textured hair, such as shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera, and jojoba oil. They are also free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and other harsh chemicals that can damage your hair. Plus, they smell amazing and make your hair feel soft and shiny.
You can browse our products on our website or take a product quiz to find out what products are best suited for your hair type and goals. You can also save more by subscribing to your favorite products and get free shipping on all U.S. orders over $75.
Some of the products that we personally love and recommend are:
The Moisture Rich Shampoos and Conditioners: These products are great for cleansing and hydrating your hair without stripping it of its natural oils. They also help to detangle and smooth your hair, making it easier to style and manage.
The Curl & Loc Quench Leave-In Spray: This product is a must-have for refreshing and moisturizing your curls and locs throughout the day. It also helps to reduce frizz and add shine and bounce to your curls and locs.
The Curl Define Cream: This product is perfect for defining and enhancing your curls, whether you have waves, coils, or kinks. It also helps to lock in moisture and provide a soft and flexible hold to your curls.
4. Create a hair care routine and stick to it
The next step is to create a hair care routine that supports your hair goals and fits your lifestyle. A hair care routine consists of the steps and products you use to wash, condition, style, and protect your hair. Depending on your hair needs and preferences, you may have a daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly routine.
A basic hair care routine for textured hair may look something like this:
- Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo to cleanse your scalp and remove dirt and product buildup.
- Condition your hair with a moisturizing conditioner to hydrate your hair and detangle it with a wide-tooth comb.
- Apply a leave-in conditioner to your damp hair to seal in the moisture and prepare your hair for styling.
- Style your hair with a curl cream, gel, mousse, or oil to define your curls and add shine and hold.
- Protect your hair with a heat protectant spray before using any hot styling tools or a satin bonnet or pillowcase before going to bed.
Of course, you can customize your routine according to your hair goals and needs. For example, if you want to grow your hair longer, you may want to add a scalp massage, a hair growth oil, or a hair vitamin to your routine. If you want to improve your hair health, you may want to add a deep conditioner, a protein treatment, or a clarifying shampoo to your routine.
The key is to be consistent and stick to your routine as much as possible. This will help you see results faster and maintain your hair health and beauty.
5. Celebrate your hair achievements and enjoy your hair journey
The last and most important step is to celebrate your hair achievements and enjoy your hair journey. Remember that hair growth and health are not linear and that everyone's hair is different. Don't compare your hair to others or get discouraged by setbacks. Instead, focus on your own progress and appreciate your hair for what it is.
You can celebrate your hair achievements by taking pictures, measuring your hair length, sharing your story with others, or treating yourself to a new product or accessory. You can also enjoy your hair journey by trying new styles, joining online communities, or attending hair events. The more you love your hair, the more it will love you back.
We hope this helps you set your hair goals for 2024 and achieve them with confidence and joy. Remember that Sarah Jane and Lomas Beauty is here to support you with amazing products. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or visit our website to learn more.
Happy New Year and Happy New Hair!
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