Wednesday, November 24, 2010

a little tender!

So, I did the henna treatment on my hair and I REALLY like the way it turned out.
The henna actually was a great conditioner for my hair and added lots of shine.
In addition, the henna gives you some subtle color change without the drastic change and damage to your strands from semi-permanent or permanent hair color.

Besides the smell and messiness of the henna, it is a great treatment and I plan to do it again.

I've posted pics for you to see....

Monday, November 22, 2010

subtle change is STILL change!

So, I was feeling the way I was feeling yesterday and today I decided to do something about it!!!
I'm in "doing" mode now...
So, I decided to buy some Henna powder to give my hair a subtle color change and extra "boost."
Henna is an organic way to color your hair and it is a natural conditioner that adds shine. I've never used it before but I've heard great things about it!
Nevertheless, I wanted a change, but I'm also realistic about who I am and I knew I wouldn't be ready for a DRASTIC change to my hair.
So, I'm going to try something new, but subtle.

We should definitely not hesitate to make decisions about changes that we want to see in our lives, but we should also remain realistic about how much we are equipped to handle at that time. It's important not to move too quickly into decisions because we could end up regretting the very thing that we thought we wanted.

So, I'll keep you all posted on how the Henna color treatment goes...and I'll post pics.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

what now?!

In life, we sometimes get to a point where we're tired of the routine, day to day, system of life. We get "stuck," so to speak, in a mundane, monotonous way of living and we need a little boost. Sometimes, the boost happens by way of a vacation or a shake up in our routine. Sometimes, we just remain stuck!

Well, I'm at a point where I feel "stuck" with my hair...Don't get me wrong, I'm still LOVING and embracing my natural. However, I am getting to a point where I want to do something different with my hair. I want to be able to try new styles, experiment with different products and just take it to another level.

In other words, I want GROWTH.
Not just an actual growth of my hair, but a growth of my outlook about this journey. I want my sense of who I am with this hair to grow and I want to see some changes in my life as a result of this journey.

As I was perusing the site of (a very good natural hair resource site), I thought about how much effort and energy Nikki puts into updating her website and giving out information about products and styles. Even her subscribers spend time giving information about their hair. But in order to do that, they have to actually DO the things they are recommending. So, they have committed themselves to their natural journey. As with any commitment in life, sometimes it calls for us to renew that sense of commitment so that we can keep moving forward and stay motivated for the journey.

So, I'm renewing my commitment to this journey and I'm going to put more effort into getting the growth I want for my hair (and my life)! Change is on the way.