I have since been on my hair journey for 7 months now, and I swear I have pressured myself to make my hair grow super fast, I have been looking for sulphur mixes, vitamins (even though am not allowed to be taking any vitamin supplements), etc, and really all this is due to my own doing, I have set myself a goal, it was to get to WL by my 2nd anniversary with full ends. Now I started my hair with should length hair about 2 inches from APL, BSL would be another 4 inches and WL another 4-6 inches, so all in all I was hoping to get 12 inches of growth in 2 year, with blunt ends.....if my hair grows at ½ an inch a month (I feel like mine grows less than this) so in 1 year I can grow 6 inches and if I dust my ends every 3 to 4 months about ½ inch then I cut off about 2 inches a year, so full growth will be 4 inches and this is with no set-backs.... so in 2 years I would have 8 inches of growth and this would be 4 inches below my goal length....setting myself for disappointment....I think so....
After reading Ms Kibibi’s post on realistic goal setting (thanks KLP of stranding our strands for directing me there!), Ms Kibibi blogged about realistic goals, therefore these long term goals can be discouraging and appear to be so far away and unattainable. So what if it does take 2, 3 or 10 years, the time still passes regardless, so set 21 day challenge and slowly make those challenges into habits (thanks Ms Kibibi)! So I have now revised my WL goal to my 4th anniversary if I get 4 inches of growth a year and I need about 12 inches to get to my goal I would say 16 inches in 4 years gives me a comfortable 4 inches to play with, great cushion for me! I swear as soon as I adjusted this goal line, I felt a huge hair load come off me, am now looking forward to enjoying my journey and not worry about my growth amount each relaxer time! Goodbye the hair length slave in me!
In the meantime I will continue on my mini challenges set and post progress each month end
1. Hair line re-growth – check up end August
2. Nape challenge – check up on relaxer day Sept
3. Ends challenge - check up on relaxer day Sept
4. Protective styling challenge – check up end August
Happy Hair Journeys Ladies and Gents! :-)
‘When you have eliminated all that is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth’ – Arthur Conan Doyle