To say the last year has been rough for my hair and my skin would be a huge understatement. I have easily had five times as many bad hair days as good, and my skin has been nothing short of awful at some points.
But now, my bangs are finally long enough to stay brushed to the side or tucked behind my ears. And finally long enough that I can part my hair down the middle sometimes and embrace my inner hippie. (Growing them out was ridiculously hard; I don't think I've ever been more frustrated with hair in my whole life. Remind me that next time I want to chop them off.)
And as far as my skin... sorry if all of this is TMI, I'm going to share anyway...
When I stopped taking birth control over a year ago, my body went a little crazy. I suddenly had a serious hormone imbalance that came with a whole bunch of fun problems: a major lack of energy, weight gain, a bad immune system, terrible skin, and more (including some even bigger issues, like the one that mattered most to us - an inability to get pregnant).
It took me a long time to realize what the problem was, and I'm super grateful that I went to see a naturopathic doctor when I did. It has made all the difference. Because of her treatment and suggestions (to name a few: cutting back on wheat, eating less sugar, detoxifying my liver, taking specific vitamins and herbs) -- I'm feeling way better, and it seems like my body is finally returning to a normal, healthy, natural balance (fingers crossed). Thank goodness! I will never take good health for granted again.