12/30/2011

My Adventure with Henna (Part 2 The Results)

I would like to take this opportunity to officially announce my new status as a "henna head."  I have no idea why I waited so long! My hair is naturally soft, but the henna helped to strengthen it without making it feel hard or brittle.  I also love the natural amount of sheen that the henna treatment has given to my hair.  Color wise, I was not expecting much (if anything).  I do have a noticeable amount of auburn areas in my head.  I plan on purchasing some indigo for the next time I do a henna treatment since I'm more of a fan of really dark hair.

Please let me know any great websites where I can order some ''Indian" products.  I don't mind experimenting sometimes when it comes to hair, but um I don't plan on sporting an unintentional Amber Rose in 2012.

 ..............I know, I know.  No pic= it didn't happen.

12/29/2011

Quote of the Day

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
-Winston Churchill

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12/28/2011

My Adventure with Henna (Part 1 Application and Anticipation)

I have a few personal habits that I plan on improving next year.  While I haven't came up with my exact list of hair resolutions and my regimen, I did decide on getting a jump start before the ball drops on 2011.

For months a bag of henna has taunted me.  I always had plans on doing a henna treatment when my hair was natural but for some reason they always ended up being postponed.  A sudden thought hit me while I was browsing through various hair blogs and websites- why not do a henna treatment.  I was in the mood to do something to my hair and henna would actually be beneficial.

Here is the link to the instructional video that I followed per CurlyNikki.com.  I pretty much followed the instructions exactly.

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This is the type of henna that I used.  A member on a hair forum sent it to me along with a few other Indian products since there are not any Indian stores where I live.




This is my henna concoction after I mixed it.  Yummy-NOT!

 Originally I was going to use Motions to shampoo and condition my hair.  I'm trying to use up old products before I buy anything else.

 I ended up opting for Suave Professionals Black Raspberry and White Tea Shampoo and Conditioner for Color Treated hair.  It will be forever before I use these family sized bottles up.

 Yikes- the monster from the poopy green-shaded henna lagoon!

 My head looks like the love child of Big Worm from Friday and Lady Gaga.

 That just looks nasty.

 Fancy huh?  I decided to try Nikki's idea of putting an elastic band around the shower cap and tucking it in.

Right now I'm still sporting my henna hard hat since it has only been a few hours since application.  I plan on posting the result of my adventure with henna either tonight or tomorrow...

12/25/2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

It's hard to believe that another year has almost passed and in less than a week we will be officially saying good-bye to 2011 and welcoming 2012.


I haven't posted in a while...[cue a soundtrack of crickets sounding] but I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  In the midst of scrambling to get all of my last minute shopping and gift wrapping done, the true spirit of the holiday season hit me.  I feel truly blessed and thankful for all of the things that I have and the few things that I have been able to accomplished since I started this blog. I have been able to lose weight and for the most part keep it off.

Merry Christmas,

CurlieBelle

P.S.  I haven't forgotten about the "40 Pounds in 4 Months Challenge."  I will post my weight loss total on Saturday.

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