How our hair affects our moods

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moods and our mirrors

Our hair affects our moods. On a bad hair day, don’t you find your mood is not so great?

What does hair have to do with our moods?/

O.k., today’s post may seem silly. What does hair have to do with moods? Actually, more than you might know. I got to thinking over these past twenty years or so of depression-free, pill-free times. The one constant was my hair. m

It’s wild, unruly, and I have a lot of it. I colored it for years but somewhere along the line, I gave it up. At least the permanent color. Sometimes I still add a temporary rinse that calms down the color until the next washing. All it really does it tone down my too-bright hair.

I guess I’m bringing this up because I just looked at some recent pictures of myself when I thought my hair looked good and, well, -it didn’t. Our hair humbles us like nothing else and we need to make peace with our constant dissatisfaction. It’s just hair, after all.

In addition, while most women over forty have short hair, I’ve gone the other way and have relatively long hair. I just think I look better in longer hair. Besides, can I just say it? I don’t want that “set in place” look. Hair should move, shouldn’t it?

moods and hair

I can actually gauge some days what my mood is going to be like by what my hair looks like. Every woman and many men know that “a good hair day” is a good day in general. But when you deal with low moods it’s even more important. I take great care to make myself and my hair presentable every day. It helps set the tone for the rest of the day.

That’s why hair is important. The last thing a depressed person needs is to look in the mirror and see a disheveled wild person staring back at them. I’m not saying that if I’m weeding my garden or painting a room that my hair never looks messy. Remember, I said I like my hair to move. I’m talking more about the effort than the result.

the little things matter

So if you’re having a bad day, do this one thing for me. Go wash your hair and do something with it. It’s kind of amazing how a low mood responds so well to the constructive little things we do. If you’re really down, I know, I know, it’s an effort to even get off the couch and move. But, please, do it anyway. It doesn’t cost anything (unless you use really expensive shampoo). It requires very little time. It distracts you. And your hair smells great.

Do you find that if you look better, you feel better? Or are you wanting to look bad so people will feel sorry for you? Good question, huh?

Some people might have a hard time placing an emphasis on appearance. But did you know that the Levite priests had to clean up before they entered the holy temple? If it mattered for them, it matters for us. What we see in the mirror sets us up for either failure or success. Most of us want to see a nice reflection in the mirror and how our hair looks makes a difference.

Have a blessed day.

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