How to Use a Planner to Plan Your Hair Care

Most people use planners to keep track of their appointments. That’s the typical way planners are used but in this day of frankenplanning, you can use a planner to plan every part of your life. That includes using a planner to plan your hair care.

In the following video I do a flip through of my frankenplanned Happy Planner. Frankenplanning is taking multiple planners and combining them into one. Each planner is now a section in your planner. Each section covering a particular area of your life.

As you can see in the video, one of my planners within is for my Personal care. That personal care includes every aspect of my personal life including my hair care.

Tips for Planning Your Hair Care

To plan your hair care in a planner, you’ll need to keep the following in mind:

  • What are your hair goals? (short term and long term)
  • What products are you using on a continual basis?
  • Are you interested in trying your hand at herbal hair care recipes?
  • What ingredients does your hair like? not like?
  • What routines do you follow in order to impart moisture and strength to your hair?
  • How often do you follow such routines?

What to Plan in Your Hair Planner

So, how do you plan your hair care in your planner? It’s highly personable but here is what you can track and plan in your hair planner:

  • Your hair goals
  • Your hair’s porosity and hair type
  • Hair routines (When, how often, where and what you plan to use):
    • Wash Day
    • Moisturizing
    • Styling
  • Hair care recipes
  • Inventory of hair tools and accessories:
    • Hair dryers
    • Flat irons
    • Combs
    • Brushes
    • Hair garnishments
    • Hair pins
  • An inventory of your hair products
    • Pre-Poo Products
    • Shampoos
    • Clays
    • Rinsing Conditioners
    • Leave in Conditioners
    • Deep Conditioners
    • Protein treatments
    • Natural oils
    • Essential Oils
    • Herbs
    • Moisturizers
    • Stylers
    • Hair butters
    • Gels
    • Serums
  • A record of the last time you:
    • Trimmed or Cut your hair
    • Did a special treatment (hot oil, protein, etc)
    • Scalp massaged
    • Been to a hair salon
    • Colored your hair (with chemicals or herbs)
  • Hairstyles
  • Sources of hair inspiration

When a Planner is Lacking

While the above list is exhaustive, you may find that there’s more you may want to plan with regard to how you care for your hair.

Sometimes a pre-made planner lacks the space or layout that you may desire or require. In this case, you can purchase inserts or downloadable creations and make those into your hair care planner. You’ll find a hair care journal in an 8 1/2″ x 11″ size and a classic happy planner size (7″ x 9 1/4″ over in my Etsy shop: etsy.me/3pZS4zl).

The Fine Natural Hair and Faith Hair Journal

The hair journal that I created has been truly a labor of love. I wanted to offer you something that you would be able to use to track the most important aspects of your hair care. I’ve also included some useful resources within the journal. Here’s what you will receive in the Fine Natural Hair and Faith Hair Journal:

  • Space to track your hair stats
  • A space for hair goals
  • A section to establish and track your hair care routines
  • Place to notate your favorite hair products
  • A journaling section of your wash day from start to finish, including a place to track your results
  • A weekly tracker in horizontal and vertical layout to provide you an overview of your wash day
  • A place to chronicle your DIY hair recipes
  • 3 sample DIY hair recipes
  • A list of recommended suppliers of herbs, oils and other raw ingredients

As you can see, you have a number of ways to plan your hair care. You can choose to either use a generic planner or a customized hair journal like what’s offered above. Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to reach your hair goals that much easier.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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