Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Turning the big TWO-FIVE!

Tomorrow, Feb. 10 is my birthday!! I am turning 25 years old! My mom and Alph are coming to visit me in the afternoon and bringing lunch and cake! I am very excited!
Then we are going out for chinese food with Buzzbee's family in the evening. We are planning to go to a hotel to celebrate my bday and Valentine's day tomorrow night, but I am not totally sure if it will work out. I am fine with whatever we do though!

Kindergarten bday party. AKA "cootie" party. Some one, i won't name names haha, had lice and it spread. :) 
2nd Bday at Swiss Chalet where my mom worked.

Bday party in Gr. 2 I believe! 

Gr. 3 or 4? Skating birthday party!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hair Update: Week 1

I washed my hair yesterday using baking soda and rinsing with vinegar. I took about 1 tablespoon of baking soda and dissolved it in about 6 oz cup. (I'm still experimenting with the proportions) As I rinsed the baking soda out of my hair I could tell that it really got the oil and residue build up out of my hair.
I then rinsed with about half cup of white vinegar and half cup of water (didn't have cider vinegar yet or any essential oils). I will have to work on getting an old shampoo bottle or something to squirt because I accidently got the vinegar in my eyes. YOWZERS! I thought I was going to be blind. Luckily I rinsed my eyeballs out right away and the pain was gone within seconds.
I finished with combing my hair with a wide toothed comb and blow dried my hair a bit.
When it was completely dry I brushed it with my new brush Buzzbee bought me! The brush has boar bristles and synthetic bristles. I researched brushes and it was suggested to be the best for your hair.

I noticed right away that my hair was very soft and shiny.  A lot less flyaways and frizzies and it was smooth without having to blow dry it all the way. It almost looked like I straightened it. Jake noticed the softness and also the vinegar smell. I have to work on that.
Today my bangs look a lil greasy, but then again they always get that because I am constantly moving them out of my face with my hands.

Another thing I noticed this morning was that my eyes were not swollen! I usually always wake up, straining to open my eyes that are puffed right up. This morning that didn't happen. Not sure if it's just coincidence or if shampoos and product have that effect on my eyes.


The notice for our immigration interview appointment came in the mail the other day!!
I am SOOO happy!! March 14th at 8:45 AM we will have our interview in Detroit and after the interview I will be a United States resident and can cross the border freely AND get a job in the US!
This is an answer to our prayers for sure! I can't wait to visit my family and friends back in Canada.

That's all for now.
Have a good stupid bowl sunday. (I'm not a football fan, other than 49ers only because my old roomies bro is on the team and that is kinda fun. I would totally watch the super bowl if he was playing.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No Poo Hair-Do

My hair. I love it, but I hate it. haha. I love having long hair but living where we are now, we have hard water and I have noticed the adverse effect it has on my hair. The most annoying thing is it tangles so easily. I have fine hair but a lot of it.

Starting this month I am going to do an experiment and post the results on my blog.
The other day I rinsed my hair with vinegar and noticed my hair felt softer and shinier.

So I am researching and experimenting with keeping my hair healthy and nice looking without using the traditional shampoos and conditioners.. yes that is right.. I am not going to use shampoo for a month. And if this goes well.. for life! haha

I am going to start off with using baking soda to rid my hair of the oils and dirts and rinse with apple cider vinegar. We shall see how this works. It is hard to say because I have heard that it takes a while for your scalp to adjust to this kind of treatment. The scalp has to adjust to the oils it normally produces since your hair wouldn't be as dried out from harsh detergents. So my hair might look greasy for a month.. so I am going to try to stick it out and hopefully by March my hair will look improved.

I think I will add some essential oils to my homemade "Shampoo" as well.
Maybe lavender or somethin.

That's all for now!
I am hoping to get my hair highlighted for a bday present with any money i get for my bday. we shall see!