Tuesday, March 31, 2009

So the outcome

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I couldn't wait for 4 hours instead I did leave the henna on for only an hour. I was too afraid it might change my natural curls since I didn't add amla with the mixture.

Anyhow, I cant tell the difference. But the smell of henna is strong *Ouch* Here is how my hair looks after my first henna wash. Notice all of my permed hair, geez if I go for a big chop I'd be left with one to two inch of hair :(

Got henna eh ..

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I decided to start using henna on my hair, twice a week if possible. Today was my first day and let me tell you, its not easy applying henna at least not for me.

First my boyfriend bought me henna powder from an Indian store, so I took the pack and mixed it with water, a bit of honey (okay maybe a lot) and little tent of lemon juice.

After blending the mixture I left it on the heater while I went to wash off the amla oil from last night. Got off the shower and took my henna mixture, wore my gloves, I sectioned my hair in four and started applying the henna on.

What really annoyed me that even though it looked soft on the container (the mixture that is) it was so harsh on my hair, I couldn't even comb my hair to make sure that the application is applied on all of my head.

Then I gathered all of my hair and wore a plastic cap to cover my henna, went back to the shower to wash off the mess on my body.

And now as you can see, am seating here waiting for 4hours to pass so I can wash off the henna mixture.

I know I did something wrong, maybe I mixed it with a lot of water, its all drippy that's why I have the towel on... Ouch I can't wait, tick tack tick tack ... See you all in four hours :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Doo Gro

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Oh my!

I can't tell you how much I love Doo Gro, it makes my hair grow faster in a very visible way. And the smell is never annoying me at all, that means I use it at all time. The design of the hair oil bottle makes it easier to feed the scalp. I never throw away the oil bottle, I re-use them by adding my indian hair oil treatment in it. That way am sure it reachs my scalp. Messaging is very important after apply any hair oil.

I would totally recommend Doo Gro stimulating hair oil to anyone who wants fast hair growth. I tried Dr.Miracle's products and let me tell you it didn't give me a good result comparing to Doo Gro.

My hair type

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Whats my curl type, this is a photo of my new growth. So any ideas ladies?

Dabur Products

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I love their products, its Indian hair oil. I'm using the dabur amla overnight for five days. Meanwhile on daytime am using the vatika one which smells really sweet and exotic.

Those are the photos of both hair oils, I get them from a small Indian grocery store for the price of 4.99$

My hair profile

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Really it's so sad that I can't find any photo with my natural hair. I might ask a friend to send me some, but to be honest my natural hair pics could freak the world out, since I have a very kinky curly thick hair.

Managing my hair was impossible which led me to many chemical treatments starting from the age of fifteen. It's sad how the media haven't changed one bit, from a young age I absorbed like a sponge that straight sleek hair equals beauty and anything else is below the definition of being beautiful.

I started hating my hair at a very young age, my mother had trouble with it, she use to curse my hair out loud. I was like a raging horse at the shower while shes trying hard to wash my thick head, which sometimes will lead me to injure her or even hurting myself with bruises and scars . It was a true living nightmare.

My mother loved my sister hair, it was more softer and manageable then mine. My hair would be combed less and less. And on occasions I'd be sent to the hair saloon for a very hot pressing which resulted to a very soft straight hair. That was the start of my love for hair saloons and any equipment that provide heat to my hair, let alone chemicals that gives false manageability and acceptance.

Today I'm 28yrs old, and what better gift can I give myself then to accept me the way I was intended to be; embrace my qualities in and out. And one of these qualities is my hair.

From now on I'm going to deal with my hair in a natural way, no more heat and no more perms. This journey is not involving me alone, it touches everyone around me, those who know me and those who don't. In simple words, everyone will have to accept my hair and deal with the fact am going natural.

The media needs to change how it represents beauty, and am part of the change. Come along with me in this journey and enjoy.



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