Wednesday, August 26, 2015

18 Week Dye Free Hair update

Welcome to my journey as I leave behind hair dye and go grey naturally.   It's been 18 weeks since my last hair coloring process.(that sounds an awful lot like an AA intro)  My last hair cut was mid to late May 2015 when I had my bangs trimmed.  So four months on getting it cut-when I used to go every 5-7 weeks for color/cut.

I did break down and make an appointment to get my hair trimmed for this Friday. I had planned on just getting a few inches cut off. My thinking was to keep it healthy and trim off any dead ends , and to get rid of some of the color that is left. When I opened my facebook today there was one of those prompts for seeing what I was doing Aug. 26 in years past. It just so happens that last Aug. 26 I  had my hair done. I really liked the picture/cut of my hair so I think I'll use that as a guide when i go in Friday to how much I want cut off. I'm pretty surprised at how long my hair has grown in a year. One would think it would be harder to manage longer but for me it's much easier. I toss it in a pony or pull it back in clips and no more bad hair days..:)

Last August 26..
And today:



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

17 week hair update

Well it's now 17 weeks with no hair color/dye/highlights. I'm definitely seeing more gray lately.
Here are the pictures.





Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Specs

I picked up my new glasses today. This is the second pair that I've gotten from Costco. I love Dr. Brown in their optical department. Not as impressed with the actual glasses department but can't beat the prices and convenience.

Old Glasses on left, new on right



 Not a lot of difference to me. The old ones (the ones with the flower on the side) Nina Ricci
new ones Sophia Loren

I skipped the transition this time. I didn't really cafe for the way my glasses looked once they turned dark outside. Living in Florida it's probably smart to have that but I just didn't care for it.

Old glasses when transitioning dark. Not the best angle to take a picture from..ugh. 






Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weekly Hair Update-Going Natural

Well I am going on 16 weeks of not coloring my hair. It's a pretty slow process to see the results that I want to see.   I did try the grey/silver hair chalk the other night and have not washed my hair yet so  there may still be some of that in today but I could not really tell much of a difference at all.







Monday, August 10, 2015

Hair Chalk

I tried the hair chalk tonight. I am sure that I did not spend enough time or do it the proper way because I have the attention span of a three year old.  I did get the chalk wet and rubbed it on my hair and then straightened my hair to "set" the color. I can tell some places but it's not what I thought it would be like. I may try more later.
Here are a few other pictures taken with my cell phone (above two were taken with webcam)



Anxious

#8 Complete this sentence - I feel anxious when-

I feel anxious when I have to walk into a public place when I feel people may be watching me. Especially alone (not when I go into a grocery store or shopping but true when I go in a restaurant, party, or something like that)

On my way to work I feel anxious , not knowing what the day will bring.

Traveling, just the arriving part..I always worry that I'll be late or unable to find my way.

Driving someplace unfamiliar...I'm awful with directions.

This is all part of the 101  Journal Questions for Women book . See previous blogs for the first 7 questions.