It has been such a long time since my last post, my life got a little bit busy. Got a job in a bridal shop as a bridal consultant, yes, I give advice to brides in what to wear on their special and beautiful day.
Anyway that is not where I need your help. See, I am Mexican but I live in the UK with my husband who is British.
All my family lives in Mexico so I hope you can imagine how difficult it is for me to be apart from them. Here is where I need our help. My wonderful mum wants to create a business in her town.
Where she lives and where I lived all my childhood (Until I moved to the city for Uni). It is a very small town. I believe there are between 50 and 70 thousand inhabitants. She asked me for my advice. Mum wants to create a business but you can already find plenty of food trucks, taco shops, ice cream shops, etc.
It is a small town that I miss and love with all my heart but some of its people is lacking so much CULTURE (example: it is a very dirty town).
I want to this little town to grow, so I want a business for my mum where she can be the difference, where the shop will be a positive influence for everyone (this town is also known for it’s alcohol shops).
Can you share your ideas with me please?
1.- Small town that needs a positive influence shop.
Have you seen my photo? It’s me, on a really good hair day. Today I just wanted to show you this picture because it looks good, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t struggle every single day with it. I have to do lots of things to it; I even sleep wearing a satin cap and I use a satin pillowcase.
Today was my last day of holidays before I go back to work; so I had a good day.
My town is getting back to normal, people aren’t going crazy for Christmas shopping nor any festivities anymore, so I decided to get a treatment for my hair. Keep in mind that I do not go to the hairdresser for fun – I am actually really difficult when it’s about anyone touching my hair.
But I decided to give it a go…
Have any of you heard about Olaplex?
From what I understand, Olaplex is a hair treatment with a new molecule that works from inside the hair strands to strengthen and repair damaged locks where the structure has broken down.
Well let me tell you something; my hair is wild! It has life of it’s own and is full of surprises. It does not like sulphates, drying alcohols (of which I have a list), silicons (it can’t stand silicons), sometimes it is protein sensitive, it cannot be brushed, it doesn’t like towels – although it loves my husband’s cotton t-shirts, and let’s not forget it has low porosity. Yes, did you know curly hair could be this difficult?
Anyway, I was told the products they used at the salon were natural, but I was aware that Olaplex was not natural. However I wasn’t told that the products they use to style my hair after the treatment were not natural.
The hairdresser was lovely and I remember thinking: “Please work, please Olaplex, work in my hair”. Long story short, Olaplex worked, but because of the products used after the treatment… I now look like a brushed poodle!!!
They used conditioner which contained silicons and then brushed my hair!
After Olaplex with not curly girl method approved conditioners.
I have learned this lesson in a difficult way. I used to have my hair straightened twice a year, and I did that for 9 years.
That is until I got to the point where I realised that I was just fighting against myself… why am I changing the way my hair is naturally? This is the way is supposed to be!!
I have changed a few things of me, superficial things, which I don’t regret, but the time has come and I’m ready to learn to love myself – even when I look like a poodle.
I am ready to let go of anything I’m scared to lose, so I can live free from fear, and because I know I will love who I am, and I will never doubt anything about myself.
The path isn’t easy. Sometimes I just want to go back to having my straight hair again and leave the struggle aside. But why? Just because I want my hair to be less complicated? I can make it easier, I just need to stop comparing myself to other girls with straight hair.
This is not about hair….this is about Me.
Let’s love ourselves more. Let’s learn how to. I’m sure we can all make it happen.
Overall – Love the nature of your hair, of yourself; believe in your gut and say no to anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
Olaplex left my hair shinier and softer.
Tips for curly girls:
*Do not brush your hair.
*Do not use silicone, sulphates or drying alcohols.
*Do not use towels (use microfiber or cotton t-shirts).
This is my first post in my blog and I am really excited. I cannot wait to meet all of you through this journey.
I am very curious to know what interests you, and for the same reason I am going to tell you why I am doing this.
I always love talking, listening, sharing experiences and trying to make people feeling better. I even considered being a psychologist but things changed and I became an engineer.
When I was little I used to believe I had lots of friends. With time they became less and now they are even fewer. I am very proud of my friends because I know they are true friends.
I love my family but unfortunately they do not live near me; let’s say…all of them are more than 9,000 km away.
Anyway, I am happy.
The purpose of this blog it is to help me to understand how amazing my life is. Yes, how blessed I am!!
Don’t take me wrong I can have really awful days – yes from my perspective of awful which, if you really think about the word, it is nothing like “awful”. I can spend hours crying because I miss my family, my people, or because I don’t know what my purpose in life is.
My life it is not easy and all pink as I said before.
It was a couple of weeks ago when I was looking into my Instagram photos that I started feeling so depressed.
Why didn’t I have all the money, amazing clothes, beautiful friends like Instagram was telling me people do.
But what hit me the most was when I realised how difficult it was for me to love my own body. My account was full of toned bodies and muscles, showing me how women and men were so fit!!!
That is why I decided to unsubscribe from all the pages that I didn’t even use, as they were there every time I logged into my account.
I stopped following more than 300 fitness accounts and OMG, it was so amazing!!!!!!!!
I am not going to make this any longer, my point is for me to tell you that my blog is for myself but also to show you how I see life in my eyes.
I am still learning how wonderful life can be, but most of all I am still learning how amazing my life is and yours as well truly is, with all it’s Up’s and Down’s.