Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My {glory}

 

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{But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory to her.} 1 Corinthians 11:15  I’ve found this verse to be true for me.  My hair is my baby [glory].  As woman there seems to always be that [one] thing that is super duper important to us and our appearance.  Like for my seester, that would be her [hollywood] smile.  Maybe for another chica its her makeup.  But for me…  for me its my hair.  Hands down.

 

I started reading some blogs about two weeks ago that talked about the harm of shampoo and the benefits of using alternatives, and I was totally intrigued.  I’m always looking for a way to improve the look and longevity of my [glory] and plus I was freaked out by the reality of what I was putting in my hair. So two weeks ago… I set out on my experiment.  I cant’t believe I’m doing all this.  [Nasty]

 

Señoras y señores…  this is me… showing off my two week nasty-ness.

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This is what I learned.

{one}  Shampoo was introduced in the 20th century because regular good old soap wasn’t cutting it.  The water started becoming more mineral heavy and soap made peoples hair stick up weird and have funky cowlicks and scaly scalps [or something like that].  So they started marketing shampoo as a product that would work in hard and soft water without the lovely cowlick look.  Of course leaving out the part about it striping your hair of all the  naturel oils that your body produces in order for your hair to be healthy, soft, shiny, and strong. 

sum it up:  It’s harsh.

{two}  Most shampoos contain mineral oil in them which is basically like gasoline…  or so I read that it is a by product when gasoline is distilled from crude oil… so ya.  This along with other harmful chemicals are added to shampoo to coat the strands with a thick coat of artificial shine. [yummy]

sum it up:  It’s harsh.

 

HAha---  this face tells all.  Not sure what to think.

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The question that’s on everybody's mind is…  what DO I use to clean the Mexico grime out of my hair.  Two words [baking soda and vinegar].  I wash with 1 tablespoon of soda to 1 cup of warm water and rinse with 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of warm water.

 

In my studies I learned that there could be a possible 2 to six week “detox” period where my hair could be greasy, grimy, and gross {pure excitement}  The reason is…  your hair is so use to you stripping it of all the necessary oils and then going into the over producing mode.  When you stop using shampoo your hair takes some time to settle down into normal oil production.  Google told me to wear my hair in braids during this time.  {thank you google}

 

THE UGLY:  sudden urges for a good soapy lather and a little extra oil towards the end of the day. 

THE GOOD:  curls are nicer and I wake up to real shine.

 

I’m giving this a good three weeks and if I don’t get more results then this…  I’m going back.  [not sold yet]

(now I know why I couldn’t find many pictures of before and afters…  its hard to photograph hair.)

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It never ceases to amaze me how I can make one stop and get; 2 tacos, one bag of mango gummies and a car wash.  Tonight was one of those nights.  I stopped by a taco stand after tutoring in {durango} and got all that for around 60 pesos.  I love Mexico!

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Wish I would have been brave enough to shoot some more pictures tonight.  But after you’ve lived in Mexico for awhile… and the muchachos at the taco stand know you…  you start feeling kinda weird acting like a tourist and all.  (hate when I get shy like that.) 

 

Buenos noches amigos

5 comments:

Oscar Ko said...

yay!!! first to comment, hopefully not in the spam again, I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! Especially when they are wet... You look absolutely stunning with your hair in ANY condition, because YOU are absolutely out of this world beautiful... like for real... like seriously...

P.S. I LOVE YOU!!!

Liv said...

I think I'd have to go into hibernation for a few weeks while my hair was going in the over productive mode. With fine straight hair, more than two days with out scrubbing it gets nasty! Maybe one day I'll try i though. =)

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

You are brave!!! I've thought about going with all natural products but have yet to take the leap. But I only wash my hair 3x per week so I try to keep washing at a minimum.

Can't wait to hear if you actually make the switch-er-roo!!!

Nicole said...

you are so awesome and now laura and i want to try it. not. laura does. i'm scared.

you are so beautiful and i kinda had to scroll past the photos because of the excessive beauty.

love you.

Tori said...

Wow - I totally applaud you for trying this, Tiff! Your hair looks amazing!! :-)