The Results of “Whether or Not You Like Your Hair”
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I asked Amanda to read through all the comments on this blog post, as well as the comments on the Facebook post, in order to determine what the general thoughts are regarding your fondness, or lack thereof, of your hair.
Here are the big points we noticed:
A lot of women have a love/hate relationship with their hair. Many started by saying they liked their hair, and immediately mentioned a part of their hair they dislike. For example, “I love my hair color but HATE the texture”.
Many shared very personal and vulnerable stories about how they relate to their hair after going through a physical change, whether it be pregnancy or a different medical/physical change. This really displayed how deeply personal some women feel about their hair.
There didn’t seem to be too many women who kind of disliked their hair. If they didn’t like it, the feeling was more a very strong feeling of hate.
Of course, this doesn’t count for everyone and is simply a small sample based on those who contributed in the comments, but the overall consensus was some dislike or negative feelings about one’s hair.
This bummed me out to read.
From a stylist’s perspective, I totally get it. I know that so many women either don’t know what to do with their hair or what products to use on it. It can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and ultimately become something you just deal with.
If I separate myself from the fact that I’ve done my own hair or worked as a stylist for the majority of my life, I can relate because a bad hair day makes me feel annoyed and can even temporarily knock my self-confidence down a bit. Conversely, a good hair day feels great and I want more of you to think more positive things about your hair.
I don’t know what that looks like for you, but if it comes to products or styling, you are in the right place. If you are looking for recommendations or tutorials, I have so many of those on my blog or youtube channel.
If you are unhappy with your haircut, it is so very worth it to find someone who gives you a great haircut. A cut and styling products can make all the difference in your hair. I actually wrote a blog post about how to find a great hairstylist!
A few women wrote encouraging those of us with healthy hair to be grateful for it and shared their experience with hair loss. That is a very difficult battle, especially for women. And they are right! We should be grateful for our hair. And while it certainly can play a major roll in our physical appearance and how we feel about our look, it ultimately isn’t going to determine how beautiful and lovable we are on the inside.