I’m sure you’ve heard the cheesy saying: “when a woman changes her hair, she’s about to change her life.” And I hate to admit it but that quote holds some truth
In the beginning of the month I went to a salon for the first time in years. I’ve been coloring and cutting my own hair successfully for several years now, but I became tired of my hair being so dark, so I went in to have it lightened. If you’re anything like me (a textbook Virgo), then it’s likely that you’re highly impacted by your environment and appearance. But I think that for most people, dressing nicer or changing the hair has a positive impact on well-being.
Since I’ve been using organic henna to dye my hair, we did a strand test to see how (or if) it would lift with bleach. My wonderful hairdresser said she’s heard horror stories of peoples’ hair actually melting when trying to lift the henna, and it’s to do with the fact that henna, a ground up plant, naturally has a lot of metals in it. Thankfully, my strand test turned out amazing – the hair didn’t appear damaged and the wave pattern wasn’t disturbed! I think what helped was that I stopped dying my hair 4+ months ago, so the henna got a chance to wash out a bit.
Eventually I would love to be blonde but that is going to take a while, most likely a year or so over several sessions. But right now, I’m so happy with how it looks. I feel lighter and brighter
Many things are changing externally as well as internally in my life (which I’ll talk about in a later blog post ), and so a drastic hair change seemed appropriate. Actually, if it weren’t for my loving boyfriend Joel, I might not have gone in. He knows how much my appearance impacts me for better or worse, and so he encouraged me to do this
I have to be honest, it feels a little strange to write a whole blog post about my hair, but I am trying to open my throat chakra. To put that in a non new-age way, I want to improve my linguistic skills.
If you made it this far, thank you! I hope you have an amazing day, I’ll talk to you soon