I have a very complicated relationship with my hair. I love what it used to be and even though I actively try to get it back there, sometimes it feels much easier to allow myself to side track on the non-days co-operation.
I never dyed my hair, but I chemically straightened it to guarantee some manageability and acceptability in my early teens. That has remained one of the greatest regrets of my life.
My hair has largely regained its curiosity, but the lost volume still makes it feel like a constant punishment. Moving and testing changing weather patterns has also contributed to a speed similar to a snail’s back and because of this I have developed an obsession with buying and investing in quick fixes.
Instagram is not helping. Most of my frustration comes from seeing women online who embrace their curls and maintain healthy hair, which in turn leads to stress, one of many scientific causes of hair loss and thinning.
At some point or another, most of us have faced hair dilemmas and often find comfort in solutions that are well marketed but not necessarily good. In order to want better hair or anything in that regard, we must learn to be comfortable with the reality; it’s not a simple way despite how easy it can look for other people.
Telogen effluvium is a widespread hair loss on your scalp. It typically occurs when the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle is stopped due to internal disturbances in your body (poor diet, vitamin imbalance). Growing up, I always felt stress was something to accept and not necessarily something you should run from. It forced me to neglect my own self-care habits. I am slowly trying to accept stress for what it really is and that is something that should be avoided at all costs.
I recently bought a bottle of pure argan oil. Prior to that most of the products I bought were almost all mixed with ‘essential ingredients’. That’s probably why they haven’t worked. A combination of several good ingredients, and excellent packaging, is a recipe for disaster. In many cases you will find some products eliminate the natural composition of the face.
While it goes beyond these two factors, it is important to remember and acknowledge the huge role that the media plays in the way we consume or rearrange ourselves from the this can be both a blessing and a curse.