Anyone that has met me in the last 11 years knows how much fun I had changing my hairâ€¦ color, cuts, and styles. Every month was something different, a different shade of red too.Â And I loved every color I tried! My hair stylist loved it when I showed up because she knew she got to do whatever she wanted, and I would have loved it no matter what.
I had been coloring my hair since I turned 18 and after 10 years I decided to stop.
It started when I went to my first Raw Spirit Fest in Sedona about two years ago. I heard Victoria and Valya Boutenko talk about all these products we all use in our bodies and we think we are healthy â€˜cause we have a raw vegan diet. Well I was sitting there all proud â€˜cause I used organic and/or natural creams, shampoos, soaps, makeup, tooth paste, oils, etc. My ego was going â€œyeah suckas! gotta go all natural!â€ nodding my head to their words.
Until they talked about hair dyes; â€œOops!â€ The ego said, â€œWell I use vegetable dyes from whole foods. Thatâ€™s not bad!â€ I knew I was lying to myself. I had only starting using vegetable dyes two years previous to that, but I had about 8 years worth of chemicals in my body for sure. So about a year ago I decided to stop dying it and had to cut most of it out.
Itâ€™s been a year and finally all the color is completely out! I can say Iâ€™m all natural now!
I wake up and look at my new REAL hair color and itâ€™s not bad and it makes me proud to say it was a big step for me and Iâ€™m happy with my decision. I do miss my red-colored hair every now and then. But if Iâ€™m going to talk the talk, I gotta walk the walk. Plus there are always wigsâ€¦ natural ones of course!