I work outside the home in addition to working on the homestead, and in my outside work world, I have to look and dress professionally. Admittedly, I have had my hair chemically high-lighted and dyed for years. Using chemical dyes and stripping my hair to highlight it has actually been something that has been bothering me a LOT for a REALLY long time.
In my journey toward natural living, my hair has been one of my last hold outs. So far, I have reduced the number of times I wash my hair per week, and have transitioned to a "Low Poo" shampoo (mostly natural ingredients, very little lather). I make my own hair rinses, though! :-) (Eventually, I'll get there with the hair cleansing.) But I have to do something with my hair color---a darkish mousy dirty-blonde-brown. Ick! Right? :-)
The time finally came when I could put it off no longer---I HAD to get my hair done. It had been 9 weeks! I'm not graying yet, and my roots blend pretty well---but still---it was definitely time. So...I called my hair dresser to make that chemical appointment.
Wouldn't you know? Serendipity smiled upon me! I texted my hair dresser (twice), and she didn't get back to me! I figured she was busy. So in desperation, I decided to give henna a try! I had been researching henna for quite a while, but I hadn't been brave enough to just DO IT.