Healthy Hair or Bust

I’m disappointed in the condition of my hair. Great opening sentence huh? Even though it’s not all that positive, it’s still the truth. Over the last 30 days I’ve been pretty neglectful in my attention to hair care and it shows in my hair. My hair over the last month has been dry, my ends have gotten a bit raggedy, and my choice of protective style (marley twists), I think, has made my crown breakage worse.

Things have gotta change.

I found myself scrolling through my old relaxed hair photos this weekend and at one point I had to stop and chastise myself over how healthy my relaxed hair was because of the attention and care I invested in it. It made me look at the state of my natural hair and realize that my hair could be better, healthier, could thrive if only I invested the same care and attention to my hair (and body) as I did when I had relaxed hair.

I scrolled though my old posts and saw that one thing I did consistently in the past that helped me maintain my hair’s health was set monthly goals and post them to keep me accountable. Even though we’re already through half way through the month (time seriously flies, 2016 is halfway over!), I’m still ready to own and cross these goals off on the 31st.

August goalsJGA journal & planner is available in here

My hope is that setting and keeping my monthly goals will help me accomplish my overall goals for the rest of 2016:

[1] Optimum health

[2] Achieve mid-back length by December 31st

[3] Re-grow my crown breakage

Healthy hair or bust!


  1. I’ve been feeling the same way about my hair as of late. I don’t know what happened but like you, I’m determined to get back on track. I’m going to start the monthly goals again too and start keeping track of my hair practices/routine.

    I think you’ll accomplish your goals by the end of this year!

  2. I thought it was just me. The year is going by so quickly and summer is definitely flying by even faster! While I’ve been trying to keep up with my hair care routine I know there are areas in which ive been slipping. I’m gonna steal your monthly goals idea to get back on track.

  3. I understand with the crown breakage! I did too many tension styles (even halo twist and natural twist styles) that broke my hair off. I’m working on growing my crown back with scalp massages and jbco. basically going back through my hair diary on what worked for me: the basics. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I’m a 50+ relaxed gray hair female with VERY THIN crown area to the point I wanna cry bcuz it looks like I’m bald.

    I’m on a HHJ, I started October 2015. I went from SL TO APL June 2016. I desperately want to fix my crown area.


    1. Jamaican Black Castor oil with peppermint applied to thin areas with daily scalp massages
      Horsetail & stinging nettle herbs made into a tea rinse every week
      Biotin & MSM supplements and lots of water
      If all else fails, women’s minoxidil works well

  5. Healthy hair or bust!
    I was in such a good place with my hair that I got very very lazy. Now it’s been acting out on me and I’m committing to following a solid regimen. My priorities right now are to fix breakage & improve moisture retention.

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