Determining Which Hair Path to Follow
GREAT! So you made it to our hair heaven…Welcome! I’m sure by now you have pretty much made the decision to try out this natural thing, but now that the decision is made, where to from here? Well, start by asking yourself a few questions to better determine where you are and where you want to go. In other words: Which hair path are you on?
You need to determine:
- What are your hair goals?
- Do you want to grow your hair longer than it has ever been?
- Are you looking to better maintain and style the hair you already have?
- Or maybe you are trying to end the cycle of hair breakage?
Since there are so many different ways and preferences for being natural, with people at different stages, with different goals, the question becomes, how can we address them all?
My Hair Hierarchy is the answer.
Our Hair Hierarchy is a guide designed to help you along your hair journey. It provides information and suggestions base on where you are or look forward to be.
It takes the confusing process of hair care management and places it in a clean, easy to follow visual format.
In the next post we will be delving into each of the three levels of the pyramid, explaining in detail each hair profile. After reading, you should be pretty clear on where you sit on the pyramid or where you aspire to be.
The Hair Hierarchy covers three profiles.
- The Nurturer – Whose signature is the season Autumn.
- The Keeper – Whose signature is Spring
- The Grower – Who’s represented by Summer
We will look at each profile’s personality, their outlook as well as their hair goals. This analysis will enable you to have a foundation from which you can start building a hair regimen. We will also provide a tabulated guide for quick reference that you can consult to make sure you are following the correct techniques. The beauty of natural hair lies in its versatility. Your profile might change from time to time but knowing where you are on the pyramid at any given time or season helps a great deal with your relationship with your hair.
When setting your hair goals the first thing is to make sure that they are realistic. This is more important especially for those who are new naturals. You might want to consider things like:
- Do I have time to dedicate to maintaining my hair? If not,
- Do I have someone who is willing to help me?
- Do I have basic braid or twist skills? If not,
- Am I willing to learn and experiment?
An important thing to highlight here is that these factors of time and skill might be an initial challenge, but with keeping a consistent regimen, you will soon get the hang of things.
I certainly don’t take as long to detangle my hair now as I used to in the beginning, even though my hair is longer now than what it was back then. When you arm yourself with applicable knowledge and acquire the correct products and tools, you will formulate a hair care rhythm that in no time will feel effortless.
So look out for the Hair Hierarchy in our next post and start on the right foot!