Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Henna Help!!!!

So...back to hair... ;) I have been reading and researching and reading some more about henna and the benefits. This is definitely something I want to try, but I must say that I am a wee bit hesitant, because let's face it folks I am soooo new to this hair thing. I think other than it's outward appearance, this is the most attention I have ever paid to my hair. The only reason I am hesitant is because plain and simple, I don't know what to do. I read all of the directions on and they seem simple enough, but what if I do it wrong???? I don't want green of fire engine red hair! My hair is a really dark brown or an "off black". I like having dark hair and would really want to keep it that way and I believe I can do that with henna and retain the benefits of strengthening my very fragile strands. I've read curlynikki's post about henna and I am building up the courage to give it a try.

If any of you wonderful henna using ladies out there have and tips for this newbie, please - POST!!! Let me know what's good, bad or in between about it. Thanks again....

Monday, March 23, 2009

Not All About Hair

Okay - I know the title of this blog is "My Curly Journey" - but I need to vent if you will about something not related to my hair. I am a working mom and wife like many women out there and we all face some real day-to-day struggles. Sometimes I really do forget that I am not "Super Woman" able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Anyway, this weekend my hubby comes home and tells me that it looks like there is trouble brewing at his company in the form of letting some staff go and he doesn't know where the axe is going to fall. So I say to him, "Ok - what's your plan?" One thing to understand here is that I am a HUGE planner - I know, I know - can you say type A personality, but I believe in that old addage 'If you fail to plan, plan to fail'. He just stood there looking at me and says, "I guess I'll just wait it out and see what happens." In these economic times where it can take months and months to find a job - who just waits around to get fired????

I totally blanked out - I couldn't believe he could be so cavalier!! We have a 16 month old son, a mortgage and a car note. One income is definitely not going to cut it. So I proceeded to inform him of what I thought of his wait and see attitude. He just looked at me and said, "You see all that getting wound up is your problem. There is nothing wrong with not rushing head long into a solution without knowing that there really is a problem."

I couldn't believe it - I promptly went for an hour long walk to breath - I know I can't be completely wrong about this. But I did come to one conclusion - I am definitely not Super Woman.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bad, Bad, Bad Hair Days...

So.....I still can't work it out with my hair. I am walking around with a giant puff ball on top of my head because I am trying not to put direct heat on my head, therefore no blow drying it straight. To that end I've been doing a sort of go forth and be curly routine which would be great if my hair would curl. I never had any problems with my hair going curly before but lately it'll go wavy sort of...

So to hide the craziness of it all I bunch it up on top of my head in a bun sort of thing. I did a twist out that came out so horribly that I had to actually rinse my hair out to get rid of it. I don't know if it's the dealing with dual textures or me just not having realistic enough expectations - i.e. me not knowing what the hell I am doing, but this is definitely trial by fire!

So me and my bun have been hanging out hard - the only good thing about this is that I have been making sure I put on a little something by way of make-up to draw attention away from the fact that my head is a mess LOL!!

It's funny, my son seems to like the funky hair - he's a baby so I guess the texture is interesting to him. He'll rub his little hands in my hair and start laughing...ah to be 1 years old again!

Well, I'm sure it can't get too much worse....

Here's to looking towards better hair days 5 months and counting....