Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quick Update

Hello :-)
I hope all who read this are well! I'm doing fine, myself. A lot has changed in my life and in my heart since I last posted. I know I don't update here very often and it surprises me when I get a new reader. It sort of reminds me that I need to update! Thanks to all of you who are still keeping up with my Journey! Nothing much out of the normal has been going on with my hair but I'll catch you up on what has. I did do another bentonite clay treatment and I really like the way my hair felt afterwards. I think I remember now that I did say I'd record that for you all and post it on YouTube but I've been neglecting my channel too :-( I've really got to get back on the ball! I'll try to remember next time... Last weekend I did another henna treatment. I left it in for less time than I did before though. About 8 hours, compared to the 12 hours when I did my first henna treatment. It still came out nice though... As for using all natural products and nothing else, I have let go of that vow, if you will. I think there are just too many products out there on the market that my hair does like and they aren't natural. I don't want to swear off a product that my hair responds well to just because it's got a few "bad" ingredients... Well, my hair is growing nicely and in a couple of days (2/25/11) I will be 8 months natural! I've noticed a bit more shedding than before and I want to do something about it. I'm not sure what I will do but it could be 'cause I only really detangle once a week on wash days. I think I want to add another wash day mid week soon but I'll wait 'til the weather warms up. Spring is not too far away :-)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm feeling good!

I wanted to share my new anthem with you all and how I came across it. Nina Simone: Feeling Good. I was talking to a friend about music and he said he would like to hear me sing something by Nina Simone. I told him that yes, I had heard of Nina Simone but had never heard her music. Well, it turns out, I have heard Nina Simone lol. In the new Weight Watchers commercial with Jennifer Hudson, she sings this song and I had no idea who the song was by! Lame, I know... Anyway, I looked up the song on YouTube and had to listen to it over and over. The second time I heard it, it started to settle into my spirit and I realized that hey! This is how I'm feeling! So I went to download this song and ended up downloading Nina Simone's whole discography. I'm at a big point of change in my life and in my heart, I have things that are changing and I feel free, like I have some of myself back that was just sitting there for so long. A lively, joyful part of me is coming back that was dormant. :-)