If you’ve done any amount of research surrounding the curly girl method, you have probably noticed that the results vary dramatically. Today I’m sharing How To Keep Track Of Your Curly Girl Journey And See Epic Results.
Some curly girls have seen the most stunning results in a very short amount of time while others struggle for months while seeing little to no change in their curls.
Today I want to talk about the importance of keeping track of your curly girl journey and how it can make or break your results.
Want to get started taking care of your curls?
I’m going to give you a little tough love and tell your that having great curls takes work and consistency.
There is simply no way around it.
No magical product or serum will give you gorgeous curls. There is no magic sleep cap that will cause your curls to wake up happy and bouncing.
The ONLY way you will ever have beautiful, defined, happy curls is by taking the time to establish healthy habits, be consistent with said habits and you guessed it, keep track of every single detail along the way.
Because curls are well, temperamental……
Hearing a curly girl’s hair routine can make your head spin if you’re new to the curly world. Because A LOT of factors goes into caring for curly hair.
Now don’t let this discourage you.
I’m here to tell you that It does get easier over time. If you are diligent in tracking and consistent with your efforts, you will be able to have the curls of your dreams in a very short time.
If you need more help getting started read How To Start The Curly Girl Method | Beginner’s Guide for a detailed look into the curly girl method.
How To Keep Track Of Your Curly Girl Journey And See Epic Results
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Failing to thoroughly document the condition of your hair before getting started is a huge mistake so many curly girls make.
After 6 months of following the curly girl journey and experiencing tons of wash day fails, I realized that a huge missing link in my journey was not keeping track of how my hair reacted to each product, technique, and treatment.
Once I started seeing results, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed that I didn’t have anything to measure my progress and truly show how far I had come. I so wish I would have started keeping track early on in my curl journey.
Want perfect curls? You’re going to want this download!
I created “The Ultimate Curly Girl Cheat Sheet”(including a guide to my favorite affordable drug store products) to help guide you on your curly girl journey.
This cheat sheet will help break down the process of caring for and styling curly hair.
Document Your Before And After Photos
During the excitement of the prospect of finally bringing your curls back to life, do not forget to take a quality before photo. This is another crucial element of being able to look back and see how far you’ve come.
Let your hair down and take a photo of the front, back, and both sides of your hair. Try to get it in as best lighting as possible and don’t be afraid to ask someone for help.
Trust me when I say you will want these down the road to show off once you have completely transformed your curls.
This custom curly girl planner was designed to guide you along your curly girl journey and document every step of the way. Use code NEWCURLY for 50% off.
Create A Weekly Schedule
Winging wash day is a mistake.
Take a quick moment each week to create a schedule around when you will wash and style your hair.
Make note of any special events you have coming up and plan when you will wash and style your hair accordingly.
Use this sample as a reference for how to create a weekly schedule for your hair care routine. I highly recommend purchasing this customized curly girl planner to thoroughly track your progress.
Keep A Daily Log
Did you know that the dew point in your geographical location can cause your hair to react differently to products?
When the dew point is high it means there is more glycerin in the air which can cause your hair to become frizzy on days when it typically wouldn’t be.
That being said, it’s important to keep track of your daily routine as well. Write down the dew point, whether you washed, styled, refreshed, or restyle your hair and any other notable action that day.
This will enable you to look back and see exactly what is working and what isn’t working for your curls.
Utilize The My Miracle Curls Daily Tracker To Optimize Curl Results
This custom tracker was specifically designed as a tool to get the best results on your curly girl journey. Use code NEWCURLY for 50% off.
This daily tracker is complete with…..
- Curl assessment
- Before and after section
- A “how-to guide” on how to get the most out of the My Miracle Curls Daily Tracker
- A 32-day reusable tracker
- A weekly curl schedule
- Detailed daily routine to track what products you used and how you applied them
- Daily inspirational quote
- Additional notes
This daily tracker will enable you to keep a detailed journal of your curl journey as well as give you a clear picture of what works and what doesn’t work for your curls.
Not keeping track of their curly girl journey is a mistake made far too often by people trying out the method. It is a huge part of why so many curly girls simply don’t see the results they want. Because they spend so much time testing products but fail to keep detailed notes on the outcome.
Start tracking your curls today and make a commitment to taking a quality before and after photo, creating a weekly schedule, and making a daily note of what is working and not working for your curls.
P.S Don’t forget to grab your FREE curly girl cheat sheet here!