Why I decided to take a Natural Approach to my Hair This Year

Naturally Empowered self discovery

We don't often discuss this topic here on the blog, but today's focus is -- hair. I have had naturally wild hair my whole life. Wild. It is thick, unruly, unforgiving and has a mind of its own. It was actually described recently in its curly state by a colleague of mine as --- active. LOL.

So, why on earth would I want to go even more natural than that? First of all, I'm not talking about going naturally gray here, guys. I started going gray in my twenties, which I will attribute to stress and genetics, and I'm just not ready for that yet, but I am talking about allowing my hair to 'be itself.' I've been myself a whole lot this year, so I figured maybe my hair should follow suit. So far, it hasn't been as hard as I thought. In fact, it's kind of fun.

Here I am at the spa a girlfriend owns where I have a little soap shop.

I'm over forty now, and, to be honest, I'm getting tired of battling my hair with a straightening iron. I have always had ultra thick, course, crazy hair, sure. It is sort of wavy and curly and kinky all at once. It is big hair. Big. That's just how I was made, though.

In the past,  I have had keratin treatments to help tame these lovely locks and try to fit in with my smooth-haired counterparts, but I'm just going a little more freestyle these days all around, and I love it.

Why do I like the idea of going with the natural look for my hair?

• It lets me be me

• It keeps my hair healthier with far less heat hitting it

• Curls are fun

• People love to look at big hair, so I am providing free entertainment

• Hair is yet another means of expressing myself

• It's easier and is helping me simplify

• I can pile it on top of my head and run out to pilates or go for a jog

As for products, I love to use a good oil and make homemade masks with more oils, honey, egg, aloe and other goodies I find in the studio. I'm working on a  shampoo now with hemp and aloe, plus a conditioner with botanicals and amino acids now, too, because I want to try something new on my hair, so why not?

If you haven't read about the other ways I've made some small steps to huge changes in the last year, you can read more about it here. And while you're at it, sign up below to stay with me. It has been a wild ride this year and I am looking forward to telling you more.


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