Six months ago today, I finally mustered the courage to let nature take its course. I realized that this is a little step towards mindfulness. It is one area of my life that I used to feel that I needed to control or ‘fix’. The many options for hair colouring and accompanying treatments to prevent hair damage has become almost like a stress-contributing-factor! Suddenly it had become a chore that I needed to get off my to-do list. I had to re-think my reasons for being increasingly concerned and at the same time, why I found myself procrastinating about it.
This photo was taken 30 days into the 'no-hair-color' thing as I entered the second month I am trying to remember now how I felt at the time as I re-read my caption--and it spells L-I-B-E-R-A-T-I-N-G!
I am learning to be more and more excited about seeing--and embracing what the next 30, 60, 90 days would bring.
Going grey can be playful! Silver-gray, gray or white… I am loving and definitely going forward with this.
There is more to contrasts than black and white. Growing out my natural hair without rushing to my favourite hair salon for a full makeover is amazingly easy because my heart and my mind were in the right place when I decided to go on this transition. My ‘old’ self would have been the first to gasp if I were not mindful about every step I took. I asked myself ‘Why’ several times in order to process my thought patterns and really get down to the core of things that make me do what I do and make me feel like I do.
Whew! I am on the fifth month of the chemical-free-hair transition and it is almost the end of 2018.
This was taken a month ago. There is more to appreciate and celebrate. After six months, I feel like I have reached a point where I have fully embraced this new version of me. I no longer feel the need to track my progress monthly. Self-love isn’t being self-absorbed and selfish. It is being accepting of yourself and nurturing the compassionate person inside you--ultimately self-love manifests in loving others better.