Hello beautiful readers, friends and family
Today I want to write about hair on a raw vegan lifestyle. This is an issue that is very close to my heart, because I have had a lot of struggles with it and for me, it is something that means so much. Hair is something I admire and love. Hair tells so much about a person and for me it is a simbol of beauty and sensuality in men and women. It is also a sign of the stadium of health of a person: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Our Native American culture also teach us the deep meaning of hair I want to share two links with you that explains it very good:
The Truth About Hair and why Indians would keep their hair long
Elders talk about the significance of long hair in Native American Cultures
This theme is very important to me and I was and am very sensitive about it, because before this lifestyle I wasn´t getting the results I wanted to see. My hair was sick and it was getting sicker and sicker, thin and dry like straw. My curles were dissapearing and I was getting hairless holes on my scalp, my hair was constantly falling out. It was really devastating for me a person who valued healthy long hair so much and was wishing to have a Pocahontas mane. I am sharing this with you, because I know out there, there are so many people and specially woman suffering the same. Before I decided to share this with you, I wanted to wate till I have the final results I want to have, but I have read so many people having problems with it, that decided to share my first progress to encourage people to do the right decisions and be perseverant.
As you all know I am vegetarian since I am 11 years old, but realized that eventhough I was eating very unhealthy with animal milk products,eggs processed foods and the worst: substituted refined sugars with artificial sweeteners full of aspartame. In Mai 2012 decided to go vegan and closed my transition in March 2013 where I also decided to join the Raw Vegan movement and lifestyle.
In 2011 a very sweet woman was seeing what was happening to my hair and scalp and with her best intentions she recomendet to me an Idian oil named Dabur Amalia Hair Oil:
And yes, for the first weeks and 6 months my hair started to grow like crazy, but in the next 6 months the same hair growing feld out again. I was wondering what was I doing wrong, I tried everything, but keeped using this oil till last year winter 2013, where suddently the half of my scalp falled out and it was already almost till my waist. It was a big shock for me, because I thought with this lifestyle I was doing everything right and now my dream will come true….
The indian grape is really a helper for hair growth, but guess what is the second ingredient in this product: Paraffin, an ingredient made of petroleum that layers like a unwashable plastic film on your scalp and hair folicles. They can´t breath, the folicles inflame and hair falls out. Deffinition of Paraffin
I had to cut my hair like 10-15 cm again and I felt horrible…. In January this year I went to the doctor to check up, if everything was ok with my new Raw Vegan Lifestyle and wanted to know what happend to my hair. He didn´t know I was using this oil, but he told me that my hair was falling out, because it was sick and I don´t have to worry because there is coming a lot of strong thick new hair…. This new hair is like 20 cm now and new strong thick hair is still growing out of my hairfolicles. The old hair still falling out, but now I know it is good. So I am loosing my hole scalp in 1 year and getting new beautiful strong thick curles and I am so proud of them My dream is coming true. Of curse I stopped to use any kind of chemicals in my hair. The only thing my hair sees, gets and feels is the best foods on the planet, sun, natural shampoo and conditioner and organic virgin coconut oil that I also use on my face, skin and it is edible. I add sometimes a teaspoon to my food.
Since I believe in Genetics and I come from a Brazilian and Polynesian backround, Coconut is my best friend and it is working.
As soon as my hair has the lenght of my dreams I will open it and show it to the world, this is a goal I put on myslef and believe very strong I will accomplish. It is possible and the only thing we have to do is take care with the best foods on the world, to love our body and treat it the best way.
One very important, but really very important thing is: NOT TO GIVE UP! If your hair starts to fall out, because you changed to this lifestyle, that simply means new strong hair is building under the surface. It takes time to recover all the damage we have donne to our bodies, so the hair and scalp needs time too. So if this happens, don´t panic, have faith and very important: have patience and don´t give up! The best things on this world take time
When this happend to me, I was like: I´m doing all wrong! I was in panic first, but a very special person to me Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram came to my life and helped and still helping me with many issues I am going true. As you know I am a strong believer of the Law Of Attracion… when I wanted to start with this Raw Vegan Lifestyle on March 2013, I prayed to the Universe: “Please show me someone that is similar to me, with healthy hair, an athlete that is running and striving on this lifestyle I can learn from.” And vualá Kristina apeared on You Tube for the first time. Even our hair is the same and she is showing me where I can get! I`m impressed how precisely the Universe is!!!
Another thing I did based on the Law Of Attraction is, I went to an Afro shop, first it was to get an extencion for a party I wanted to look good. This beautiful African woman looked to me and with her experience she knew what happend to me. Lovely she asked me what I want…and I said, something very very very long that looks natural as if it would be mine with curles. And that was what she did, this extencions look like my own hair, as if they were the lenght I want them to be… and this is the effect I am getting and I am attracting. I always style my own hair togehter with them and look in the mirror and say YES! This is it! Like this will be my own hair too, I know it! And people I am getting there!
If my hair keeps on growing and recovering like it is doing now, in one year think I will be able to open my hair and show the before and after pictures, so I can proof that this lifestyle, faith and patience, works! I want to see people happy and healthy with me together enjoying life to the fullest.
Now my Update to my Fully Raw transition:
Well I have to confess that I went back to eat 80% Raw foods and 20% vegan cooked foods for many reasons. But the most important is, it is working for me like this perfectly. Sometimes it is 80% / 20% other times it is 90% / 10% and some days I even eat 100% raw. I am happy like it is now. Maybe it just need more time and it will change one step after another, I won´t pressure myself and leave it flow naturally, my body will do the right things and I trust my body 100%.
Well beautiful people, I hope this will help a lot of you for the first… and I hope Kristina does a video on hair someday too so we can learn more
Rapunzel…Rapunzel, let your hair down…
I wish everybody a wonderful sunny weekend and stay strong!
Hugs & Kisses