i started my journey about five months ago, and i didn't really know a lot about the natural process in the beginning. but oh boy, has it been a great five months! my hair has so much personality, and other people are finally noticing that i have baby dreads and even complimenting on them! i'm always surprised and excited to get approached my strangers about my hair, mostly because it still seems so messy to me. but i love it anyhow =)
well, my intentions for this post are to try to explain how the natural process has affected other areas of my life. the most obvious change so far are the products i use. not only am i using all natural, plant-based products on my hair, but i'm also using natural products on the rest of me too! i use dr. bronner's on my hair and my body. i also use baking soda to wash my hair, and also to boost the power of my natural deodorant. i am just utterly in love with natural black soap from ghana; i use it on my face and i'll never ever use anything else. mountain rose herbs has great face creams. the combination of those two things on my face has absolutely done wonders for my skin! also, all the scents i use are natural and plant-based. if i could find my camera i'd show you a picture of all these things! i'm never going to go back to using chemical-loaded wal mart products again. they just don't feel right.
the process has also changed my spiritually as well. i've been a buddhist for several years now, but it seems to me that my awareness has increased significantly in the past few months. i've read that dreadlocks are like antennae--they're an extension of your nervous system coming from your spine and right out of your brain--and i think that is absolutely true. as a pisces, i rely on my intuition and i even get the feeling that i might have a heightened sixth sense. i've had several prophetic dreams since starting my dreads and much more deja vu than normal. because of my increased awareness, i'm able to respond to almost any situation in a calm, controlled manner. (this aspect is really hard for me to put into words, it's not very concrete.)
all in all, i'm very glad i decided to go natural. i love seeing the pictures and posts on this website. i love all the kind, encouraging words. i'm very grateful to SE and everyone else for their advice and guidance.
love love love!!! happy journeys!!!
updated by @baby-britt: 02/14/15 06:33:44AM