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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Homemade Hair Dye Disaster!!!!!

I have been trying to find ways to use all natural ingredients on my hair so I hopped on Pinterest to find ideas for natural hair dye. I'd already tried a synthetic type of henna, and a name brand oil based dye to no avail. I found a recipe for hair dye that used simple ingredients that I had around the house. I figured that if it worked then it would be great, but if not it wouldn't hurt me any. The ingredients were a mixture of honey, cinnamon, distilled vinegar, and my favorite conditioner. I took a before picture to see what my hair looked like when I started.

Then I started mixing all the ingredients together. I found that all of the items didn't mix well so I used an electric mixer to mix everything together. It was a brownish liquid. I started using my hands to spread it through my hair.
 This was a goop that was dripping all over my clothes and making a mess in my kitchen. I attempted to find a way to contain the drip but I forgot to buy the plastic hair caps. I improvised by using a Target shopping bag.
To make matters even worse, the goop kept dripping all over my oversized t-shirt so I decided to use my stretched out shower cap.
By this time I was getting very annoyed with the whole process, but I kept it on my head overnight with the hopes of the beautiful look I would have in the morning.
 
 
I woke up to a pillow that reeked of vinegar. I took my hair down and rinsed it out. I looked at my hair and it looked exactly the same. I went outside and looked at my hair in the sun and it looked exactly the same. I ended the day by laughing at myself for my silly attempt at dying my hair with these ingredients. I'll save these items for cooking next time.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A complilation of lovely divas

I have enjoyed my natural hair journey over the last 4 years and the best part of it has been meeting some many interesting woman. I love to sit and talk to woman and find out what got them on the natural hair journey. I went to church one day and ran into a trio of naturalistas that I just had to talk to. This woman peaked my interest and their style was just so lovely.
 


The woman with the green and white ensemble was my first feature. She has such a cool style that I decided to feature her once again.

In the middle is their lovely friend with the black and white mod style dress. She has a very cool style and sweet personality. She decided to go to school back East. We'll miss her, but she's taking her natural style with her.

Then Kristina rounds out the group with her lovely flower and cute dress. I love scarves so I can appreciate a scarf to dress up an outfit.