Monday, January 2, 2012

Three.Sixty.Five to healthy hair

Three hundred and sixty five days
A big commitment to healthier hair
I dont know why I would do this but it seemed like something I could tackle head-on.
I've been following Annelise over at Bye Bye Beehive for a while and she has this itsy bitsy tiny little challenge where she goes 365 days with NO styling products, dye's, cuts, teasing the whole nine yards. You get the idea right!? CRAZY is what I thought and now I decided to do the same but with some minor changes. Now let's give credit where credit is due to the person that came up this this idea to begin with. She got the idea from Kelli formerly at Stopshop. You know the girl who went a whole year without shopping. Yeah, that's not happening. I'll be headding the route Annelise at Bye Bye Beehive did. One year, 365 days with no hairsprays, mouse, dryers, dye's and every other possible hair product you can think of. Why? It's simple really, Ever since the ripe old age of 12 when I got my first two stripes of beach blonde highlights (proud moment for me) I've been dying and frying my hair and let's just say my hair has seen better days. I have been pretty much every color in the book red, all shades of brown and blonde, black (not my favorite) and plum/purpleish. That's not including highlights. Then, there's the curling irons and flat irons and hairdryers. I mean, I went 2-3 years with straight hair ONLY because I HATED my curly hair (teen issues). On top of that I never did treatments that help keep your hair healthy. Moving along. I changed the rules to apply to my hair type.
  • 365 day project, begins Sunday, January 1, 2012 and ends Monday, December 31, 2013.
  • I will begin the challenge with a trim and photo.
  • I won't color beforehand. The goal is for healthier, longer and more manageable hair.
  • NO highlights or hair dye's.
  • NO hair cuts. Trims only to keep the ends healthy.
  • Absolutely NO teasing, ratting or back-combing. I don't do this to begin with but just incase it's written here.
  • NO heating tools: blow dryers, straighteners, curling irons, hot rollers, etc.
  • NO styling products: mousse, gel, pomade, serums, foams, and hairspray UNLESS 100% ALL NATURAL styling products.
(that's my ONLY EXCEPTION because I do have really curly hair and it would be pretty impossible to go without anything so I kept it at all natural ingedients. I will post the products/ingredients so you know I'm not lying about it being earth friendly or whatever you want to call it.)

It's fair. It's simple. And I'm heading into this head strong! I'm not even sure if that made sense.

Wish Me luck!
Any advice is more than welcomed =)


  1. I have been going back and forth in whether to join Annelise or not... i just dont think I could go that long without chemicals!! hahaha.

  2. Oh girl! I have some great tips for healthy hair but I have to run to work. Will be back later to share. Btw, your hair looks quite pretty in your "about me" photo!

  3. Wow this is a great resolution! I am trying not to cut mine but unfortunately I don't think I have an option on coloring - I started wearing it red and when my mousy brown roots start showing it is not pretty! Good luck!! -Rachel (for the birds)


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