Between struggling with the age-old question of “Should I get bangs?” to the ever-present temptations of impromptu dye-jobs, and spur-of-the-moment striking haircuts, our hair dares through a lot over the years.
But if you are one to have heard one of these sentences, ever:
“Wow, you’re so brave for getting that haircut” or “I could never color my hair like that, you’re so brave!”
Then you may associate with what I am about to say:
As someone who has had many “brave” hair adventures, let me tell you this – experimenting and exploring with your hair is nothing to be ‘Brave’ about, but rather, FREEING! Ask me and I'll say that we need to stop calling people ‘brave’ when they make conscious decisions about the way they want to look!
But why is unveiling a new hairstyle considered ‘brave’?
Because being brave involves doing a task that you’re afraid to do – or, when it comes to hair - something that might have been an accidental mistake, unlike a thought-through, carefully and consciously made choice.
And while most women who grow up with limited exposure to products and biased media representation are conditioned to believe that only a certain hair type, or length or color, would be the ultimate standard of beauty, we need to open our eyes to the fact that regardless of color or length or style, all hair is beautiful hair.
Now, because health and wellness prod each of us differently, choosing healthy hair and taking care of my hair regardless of its pattern, color or length came about to be my idea of self-love!
But what does Ayurveda say about self-love?