Friday, November 17, 2006

I had lost hope..

That I would get to hear this comment again "You have nice hair. Where do you get it cut?" I'm serious, I had lost hope. I have always had nice hair until about 1 1/2 years ago. When Mehul turned 4-5 months old, my hair started falling. I freaked out initially but after reading that it is normal, and the hair just grows back, I was fine. It did grow back. Small fuzzy fiber-like hair started coming out, and I thought it would be fine once it gets longer. Wrong. As I was nursing/pumping for Mehul, my body was devoid of all nutrition for itself. No matter how much I ate, I was always tired and I was looking sick. I look back at the photos and see the dark circles around my eyes. In the hind sight, I see the importance of proper nutrition, but at the time I was so tired to cook anything! The job I had at the time required me to be at work for a minimum of 10 hours, add 3 hours for commute. Talk about missing out on family time. And forget about time for myself! I did enough 70 hour weeks than I care to admit.
Anyhow, back to the hair. As it grew longer, it changed texture and became more and more fuzzy. I drizzled conditioner after each wash, I changed shampoos, but nothing was helping. The hair wasn't healthy, you could tell by looking at it. There was no luster, and no body. And I wasn't healthy either. I dropped weight and was ecstatic about it, but I didn't look healthy. It is not the way I wanted to look! I left that job after the initial length of the contract finished. They wanted to keep me, but I had enough. Time to take care of me, my Mehul, and my life. I took back control, started cooking and eating at home more, started going to the gym, I started taking the multivitamin again, and I changed the saloon.
I have been going there for about 8 months now, and they *know* haircare. I was talking to my hairdresser at my last haircut, and she said she went to cosmetology school, and has to take classes every couple of months to keep their knowledge current. Those people know what they're doing. They give me advice on what to do.
And it's working! I was so thrilled to hear this comment today from a cute girl at work. Yeah. It feels good. I didn't even have time to straighten/set my hair this morning, I just washed, ran the hairdryer once to dry off a little bit, and that's it. I have the shine again. It feels good. I *will not* let it happen to me again. Not having a stressful job is helping too, as I have a lot more time for me now.

Among other things going on, I'm meeting DH for lunch. Nothing special, but it is my Birthday so he is being very nice to me :) He didn't wake me up for Mehul's milk bottle in the wee hours of the morning. Mehul said "Happy 2 you" to me in the morning. So cute. I am planning on leaving a little early today. Not much planned for the weekend. We may have some friends come over, but they haven't confirmed yet.

I did a LO last night (Finally!)

A Snow Day

Snow picture from earlier this year. These papers are so yummy and perfect for snow.

Everything except the 2 big Snowflakes is from Diamante Designs at TDS
I have used the Chilly Day papers, Felt Alpha, Post It collection, and Handle with Care labels.
Snowflakes brushes are from Michelle Coleman at ScrapArtist.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Shalini! I hope you have a great day!

The LO is beautiful!